Letter from Robert Owen to Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland

Scope and Content

Draft copy of manuscript letter: Owen's letter revolves around Victoria's accession to the throne. He warns her of advisors, who although might have pure intentions are still dangerous to somebody in her position, as they are happy with the state of the world.

Owen informs Victoria that he was a friend of her father, Prince Edward, whom he states was an early disciple of the principles of peace, charity and education; whom wished to institute these principles rather than perpetuate the cycle of fear and force which the world had been governed by thus far. He encourages Victoria to follow the principles supported by himself and her father, and to improve the happiness and well-being of her people.

Note

Stamped number: 910.