Letter from William Hawkes to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter: Hawkes informs Owen that he has read "a great deal" of his plans regarding the relief of poverty and the evils that result from it. He states that Owen's emigrations plans are "good to a certain extent" but an "auxiliary" is needed. Hawkes believes he has found a "safe, simple" form of preventing conception, which "violates no laws of decency, or hinders the pleasures of the marriage bed." He asks whether Owen would like to communicate further on the subject, either by post or in person.


Stamped number: 408.