Letter from Caroline G. Owen to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Caroline writes of [David] Dale [Owen] visiting them at New Harmony, [Indiana]. He appeared well, but was as usual very busy and will in a few weeks leave for Kentucky. Meanwhile Dr. Cooper, Florence, Fanny and Caroline's son Alfred are all to leave for "home" [England] and will be certain to visit Owen in London. Owen is asked to arrange for Alfred to meet with a Mrs Budgen.

Carloine explains that he daughter Anna was "sent away" due to the lack of a good school [at New Harmony], but such was her poor state of health she had to return and is now gradually returning to health.

The letter closes with discussion of the good summer at New Harmony- no really hot weather, no mosquitoes and little sickness, and of the likelihood of drought for the western states of America meaning that "pecuniary" hardship is possible.

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Stamped number: 2633

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