Letter from James Cornley to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Cornley writes of his desire to meet with Owen for an interview; he explains that he is known to [George] Holyoake, once having lived under the same roof as him, and that he has travelled to London for the express purpose of seeing Owen.

Cornley writes of losing his job due to his investigations into and public professions of the views of Owen and his contemporaries, and of the "great deal of excitement" that has been generated in his home town of Norwich as "many" are anxious to guard him from "the power of the destroyer [Owen]".


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