Letter from Geo. A. Fleming to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter opening with discussion of matters at Queenwood, [Tytherley, Hampshire] and the wider implication they could have. A meeting was held, which Mr [George] Bracher and [William] Galpin also attended, and at which it was decided to have "a clean and unsparing sweep of the place [Queenwood]". Amongst the property to be "immediately disposed of is the office and Copyright of the New Moral World". Fleming writes of his opposition to the selling of the copyright, stating he told the gathered meeting "they could not sell it" as it belonged to Owen and was stipulated thus when the operation of the paper moved to Manchester [from London] in 1837. Owen is asked to claim the copyright and to "vest it in him [Fleming]", as he wishes to carry on publishing a paper. The importance of keeping the project "quiet" is remarked upon as "publicity will spoil it".


Stamped number: 1375