Manuscript letter from James Hill: Hill informs Owen that he had the pleasure of spending one evening with him at the home of Dr. Southwood Smith (his father-in-law), and also had the opportunity to view a public lecture that he gave at some point in the past. He states that there seems to be "so much truth, simplicity and beauty in many of the views" that Owen promulgates, and is "anxious to know more of them." Hill asks Owen if he can suggest any of his published works that detail his "system" and any that give an account of the New Lanark establishment.
Manuscript letter from Robert Owen: In a draft copy of a reply to Hill, Owen states that many of his published works are out of print, but he will send two items that he has, one of which will be borrowed from elsewhere. Owen will give them to Dr. Southwood Smith, whom will forward them on to Hill.