Birthday address to Robert Owen by the Manchester Social Institution

Scope and Content

Manuscript: The address congratulates Owen on reaching his eightieth birthday and still possessing the "physical and mental powers," which enable him to disseminate "the glorious-the world-renovating truths". They hope that his work will "abolish the competitive system, supported as it is by force and fraud and superstition, producing incalculable misery to all; and to show them the necessity for adopting Co-operation in Labour and Community of goods."

A number of alterations are made to the address to improve the grammar and the way it reads.

Note

Stamped number: 1911