Letter from Geo. A. Fleming to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter opens with Fleming writing of his concern with the lack of contact from the Central Board [of the Association of All Classes of All Nations]. This is despite him having informed them of his route through Scotland; he therefore has no knowledge of Owen's movements, nor the progress he has made in obtaining land on which to establish a community.

Discussion of possible land purchases follows, with Fleming asking the outcome of Mr Green's attempted purchase of an Estate at East Winch [Norfolk], and of the situation of Sir Hesketh-Fleetwood's land; asks not to be kept "in ignroance" as information of a successful purchase would "forward the objects" of his "mission" in Scotland.

The remaining section of the letter is devoted to informing Owen of the [missionary] tour Fleming is currently undertaking; Newcastle, Darlington, Berwick upon Tweed and Sunderland have been visited thus far and Dundee, Perth, Paisley and Glasgow are upcoming; hopes to meet Owen en-route.

Note

Stamped number: 1088