Letter from W[illia]m Holmes to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter: Holmes informs Owen the committee for the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Mechanical Institution has agreed to Owen's proposal to deliver six lectures at the Institution, which will commence on the 23rd of that month. The use of the music hall has been offered to stage these lectures.

Holmes details the various charges that will be levied upon the institution members and the general public for the lectures; and how they will be publicized in the local newspapers and the institution's own organ.

In regards to Owen discussing his social system at these lectures, Holmes states: "And allow me to mention that I expressed to the committee what I thought I had elicited from thee that no more theological references would be alluded to than was essentially requisite to portray thy views of the new social system."


Stamped number: 1597.