Letter from James Rigby to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

This manuscript letter opens with Rigby providing a brief account of his progress carrying out tasks and errands on Owen's behalf.

Rigby provides a copy of a speech made by the Bishop of London at a meeting for the Discharged Prisoners Aid Society. In the speech the Bishop gave opinions regarding the formation of character which were quite similar to those voiced by Owen a good number of years earlier prompting Rigby to remark that it is "pretty good for a Bishop!!"

The misfortunes of a group of [?social reformers], described by Rigby as a "Brewing Comp[an]y" and based at Wellington Street, London is noted, with Rigby noting that following the departure [Edward Vannsitart] Neale, [Thomas] Allsop and Edmunds they "have gone to smash".

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Stamped number: 2878