Letter from Wm. Cameron to Robert Owen

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Manuscript letter opening by congratulating Owen on his successes in Cork, Ireland and London.

Discussion turns to Cameron's thoughts on the failures of society and of the best means of overcoming these problems. These are aligned to Owen's belief that " self is best promoted, secured and enjoyed, in proportion as we endeavour to promote the welfare of others: it therefore follows that, opposite interests is not" the way to extricate ourselves from the unforseen difficulties".

Cameron explains his introduction to Owen's work in some detail, and writes that it has given him great pleasure in hearing of the plans to build a community near Motherwell [Scotland]. Cameron wishes for himself and his family to be admitted into the community.

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Stamped number: 359

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