Letter from F. D. Massy Dawson to Robert Owen

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This manuscript letter refers to a meeting between Owen and Lord Melbourne; Dawson is anxious to know the outcome, although the lack of a letter from Owen suggests he was unsuccessful with his proposals.

Dawson writes in detail of his liking for Owen's views, but points to the lack of support from Government at present, and makes suggestions as to the steps necessary for Owen's views to gain popularity.

The letter closes with Dawson writing of a "pilgrimage" to New Lanark and of his delight in finding that the place still "conducted upon principles superior to those of any establishment in the Kingdom".

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Stamped number: 433