Letter from Jane D. Fauntleroy to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Fauntleroy offers an explanation as to why she is in Cincinnati, Ohio; Ellinor [her daughter] is ill with "a chill and fever bordering on typhoid" and she has left home [New Harmony] for a change of air.

Writes that [David] Dale [Owen's] health is much improved and he left to fulfil his duties in Arkansas 3 weeks ago - although it is doubtful he will be able to complete them with "the whole western Country is under water" and "every river nearly has flooded its banks higher than almost ever known, causing great distress"; the "Trust Estate" [New Harmony] is in danger from the floods which, in following on from "last years commercial crisis", will prove serious.


Stamped number: 2911