Letter from David Mitchell to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter, in which Mitchell stating it is both his and his children's desire in joining Owen in the new "Pellelogram Community" he is about to start. Mitchell explains he has long been an admirer of Owen and his work.

Mitchell provides Owen with a detailed account of his life: the son of David Mitchell, now residing in Kilmarnock, Scotland, he left for America with hopes of a brighter future carrying out his trade as a carpet fitter. However, once there he found trade not much better [than Scotland] and he also finds people not suited to his "disposition".

If Owen wishes to contact Mitchell he should do so via Mr Galpin, carpet manufacturer New Haven [Connecticut].

Note

Stamped number: 691