Letter from James Rigby to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

This manuscript letter opens with Rigby expressing regret in learning that Owen's hearing and seeing are getting worse; he will write "short" so as to ease the burden on Mrs Twirl [?Owen's housekeeper who read Owen the letters].

The letter continues with Rigby providing an account of his progress with tasks carried out on Owen's behalf. He writes that Sir B[enjamin] Hall has been given the "Reformers" Petitions (though Rigby believes he is the wrong man - too "old Society"), he attempted but failed to visit Mr and Mrs Rose and of forwarding Owen newspapers.


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