Manuscript letter from Strudwick, who is writing as secretary of the Philanthropic Institute. He tells Owen that the Town Hall, in Reading, will not be available for him to give his lecture at the time he wishes. Strudwick says they can have another venue but the committee prefers the Town Hall. He suggests some dates for the lecture.
Owen's reply to Strudwick is included, which says that the times suggested are acceptable but he will need to give a course of four lectures in order to fully explain his subject. Owen also asks Strudwick to charge an admission fee for the lectures.