Letter from Philip Orkney Skene to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter in which Skene says that Owen's scheme in Texas will be attractive when it has matured. He also says that the co-operative association at West Street will resign their shares in the land at Hickstead and that only 3 or 4 members will have to live on the land for one season.

Skene continues by saying that Mrs Kemmis will remain for three weeks longer while her husband goes to Ireland. Skene believes that Mr Kemmis is too attached to his Protestantism and has never expressed any interest in the Texas establishment.

Skene concludes by noting the importance of knowledge of co-operative principles and that although he does not doubt the success of the venture the present means are inadequate.

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Stamped number: 84