Letter from David Vines to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter: Vines states that due to Owen being engaged in Edinburgh at the present, they will postpone the lecture to a more convenient time. He then informs Owen that the socialist group based in Reading has had an increase in membership from 17 to 30, and that there are a number of other potential members.

The "notorious Brindley" has been seen in Reading and has been in contact with some of the local clergymen. Vines speculates that he is a "missionary" for Owen's opponents.

Vines also informs Owen that he and his wife are looking to visit Southampton for a "change of air" and asks Owen if the owners of the Titherley Estate would be willing to accommodate them for a week or ten days.

Note

Stamped number: 1162.