Correspondence of Robert Pemberton

Scope and Content

In this series of letters Pemberton's writes of his belief that he and Owen had similar ideas in terms of bringing happiness and prosperity to the world. Also recounted is Pemberton's wish to have his scheme of education, as laid out in his book the Happy Colony, included in a Panorama being exhibited by Thomas Atkins.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Pemberton (1788-1879) published a book titled the Happy Colony in 1854 in which his plans for establishing a colony in New Zealand were laid out.