Letter from Alexander Hanford to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter: Alexander Hanford – signed "Secretary" – outlines the objectives of Burton Street Rhetoric Class. The "association" aims to combat "error" and "falsehood" – courses are offered in grammar, composition and logic. Hanford seeks to expose "the pomp of words" – enabling members whose "education has been defective...to meet their opponents on their own ground."


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