Letter from James Hutchinson to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter: Hutchinson states that he attended Owen's lecture given in Paris on Sunday and was "much struck and pleased" with his ideas. Hutchinson describes his own observations of the various classes based on his travels around Europe, particularly the farmers of Norway, whom he describes as having an "enviable condition." He believes, like Owen, that under a more benevolent social system, the "human countenance would assume a diviner form."


Stamped number: 942.