Letter from Charles Nott to [?J. Mordeu]

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter in which Nott agrees to supply a temporary compound plate until the permanent one is ready. [This letter possibly relates to the printing of Labour Exchange notes, which were issued by the National Equitable Labour Exchange, founded by Robert Owen in 1832. This was an experimental system of co-operative exchange based on labour value: workers exchanged goods for special notes which were valued according to the time needed to produce items - notes could then be used to buy other goods which were valued in the same way. Branches of the Exchange opened in London and Birmingham, but the scheme was not a success as Exchanges became overstocked with unsold goods, and all branches closed in 1834.]


Stamped number: 570