Letter from Henry Travis to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

This manuscript letter opens with Travis attempting seeking to offer Owen the assurance that his failing sight is only natural for someone of his age, and is does not follow that it will fail entirely. Travis adds that a life such as Owen's spent helping others, and gaining happiness from doing so, is conducive to longevity.

Travis agrees to look over Mr.[Frederick] Hockley's manuscript, but believes that scientific knowledge can only be obtained from the powers of perception and reason and no "well grounded" reliance can be placed on the "suggestions and recollections of imagination".


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