Letter from Robert Alger to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter in which Alger puts forward his idea of setting up a "discussion society" for the members of the Institution. (Institution for Removing Ignorance and Poverty, Grays' Inn Road, London.) Alger cites his reasons for forming the society, saying it will promote greater familiarity of ideas within the members, cause an increase in knowledge of the Rational System and will build a body of "intelligent persons". Alger offers his services in setting up the society, and lists 10 points for use as the rules and regulations of the society. Alger appears keen to point out that female members should be afforded the same right to speak as male members, stating the case for equality on several occasions.


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