Letter from Robert Owen to James Thompson

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter: Thompson hopes that Owen will forgive the intrusion by one of his followers, and states that he has heard that Owen intends on visiting all the large towns in England to "explain the fundamental truths" of his system. Thompson feels it his duty to ask Owen to visit Leicester on his travels, where the system is "not totally unknown by some, and where known are only partially so."

Thompson states that "improvements intended to benefit the human race, have been met at their propagation by the cry that they are "visionary," "dangerous," "impractical."" He believes Owen's system is destined to be "safe, practical, and omnipotent."


Stamped number: 878.