Letter from Jane D. Fauntleroy to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter, opening with informal talk of Owen's health and appearance; friends say he has a white beard and his hearing appears no worse.

Fauntleroy continues to discuss a number of individuals known to both of them before Fauntleroy writes of her family; her sons are advancing at school, with the eldest Edward preparing for examination to enter a Polytechnic while the girls have sore throats but are now getting better.

The letter closes with Fauntleroy discussing the situation in the USA, writing "the struggle is tremendous to seek to get rid of the incubus, Slavery", but she hopes, as does her father, that she will see "disorder bridled & the reform become a peaceful and moral one".

Note

Stamped number: 2625