Letter from Rev. James Donne to Mrs [Caroline] Owen (with letter from Mrs [Ann] Weaver)

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter written to Robert Owen's wife, Caroline. In it Donne refers to a letter he received from Mrs [Ann] Weaver (which is written on the same paper). He explains he will forward any money to Mrs [Ann] Weaver, who is Owen' sister, as and when he is directed to do so.

In her letter, Mrs [Ann] Weaver offers Donne thanks for sending £10 and writes she hopes her brother and sister will "still continue their kindness". It would appear that Weaver is responsible for her grandchildren as she writes she will send her "two grand[children] to the Parish" if her siblings wish it. She also notes that she cannot expect her husband Mr Weaver to help in this respect as he has a large family.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ann Weaver, 1765-1844, was the sister of Robert Owen. She was first married to Thomas Davies, before marrying for a second time in 1827 to Joseph Weaver who became the postmaster at Montgomery, Wales.

Note

Stamped number: 87