Correspondence of James Morrison

Administrative / Biographical History

James Morrison was born in 1802 in Newcastle where he served an apprenticeship as a painter and grainer. By 1831 Morrison had moved to Birmingham and there he became heavily involved with workers' education, the co-operative movement and unionism. In 1833 he established the Pioneer journal, a leading instrument in spreading the word of Owenite unionism, and continued to edit it when it moved to London in 1834. He died suddenly of a brain fever in August 1835, leaving his wife Frances and 5 children.

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