Letter from Anna Allsop to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

This letter refers to a "Mr A" (her father Thomas Allsop) being brought home to face trial. Anna remarks, whilst she is "perfectly sure that he had no hand knowingly in the late plot" she does admit to being "frightened". (Thomas Allsop was charged by the French government of having knowingly purchased shells to be used by Felice Orsini in an assassination attempt upon the emperor Napoleon III.)


Stamped number: 2879