Letter from Thomas Allsop to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

This manuscript letter, addressed to Owen in France, discusses the reaction to the defeat of Louis Blanc and the Communists in France. The defeat has given "some comfort" in times when all kinds of businesses are "depressed" although, in the opinion of Allsop, such an outlook is "delusional". Allsop explains that Lamartine is being "praised here"[in England] and thinks that Owen "would do well to tell him at your next interview". Allsop believes the support for Lamartine from the British Aristocracy is only forthcoming because they see him as a temporary measure and one who "will help keep down the violent Communist Party".

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Stamped number: 1746