Letter from Alex Morison to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Morison writes of his desire for Owen to build an institution outside of central London. Plans for the erection of wooden buildings on land some 5 miles from London are outlined, and, unlike the present institution [in London] which will "rise like a rocket and fall like a stick", these plans will produce an institution which would "march on the horizon of the world and would conquer".

Morison writes of his reason for the ill-feeling he exudes towards priests, explaining that his mother died from "a broken heart" having been "murdered by their [priests] craft"; Morison has "lived to revenge her death".

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