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OWEN, ROBERT 1771-1858


Correspondence, consisting of nearly 3000 items, mainly letters to Owen, 1821-1858, but including a few drafts and copies of out-letters and other documents.

Owen papers, Co-operative Union Ltd, Manchester.

A small group of letters (about ten) to Owen, 1830-1858, and about 70 typescript copies of letters and parts of letters, 1822­-1851.

NLW, MSS. 14352, 18894.

Two letters, a scrapbook containing manuscript material and a draft of the Report to the County of Lanark, c. 1818-1820.

London UL, A.L.s 146 and 266, MSS. 578 and 692.

His diary, 1813-1822, and business records of his period at New Lanark.

Gourock Ropeworks Co. papers, NRA 10832.

Correspondence, financial and other records of Owen and the New Harmony Community, 1824-1829, including many Owen family papers.

Workingmen’s Institute, New Harmony, Indiana.

Minute book of the Central Board of the Association of All Classes of All Nations, 1838-1840. Minute book of the Direc­tors of the National Community Friendly Society, 1838-1843. Minute book of the Directors of the Rational Society, 1843­-1845.

International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam.


THOMAS ALLSOP, c. 150 letters, 1832-1858. BL Add. MS. 46344.

JEREMY BENTHAM, nine letters, 1818-1823.

BL Add. MS. 33545.

HENRY PETER BROUGHAM, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, 40 letters, 1833-1858. Brougham papers, UCL

JAMES M. DORSEY, four letters, 1827-1828.

Dorsey-Owen papers, Indiana Historical Society, India­napolis.

PHILIPP EMANUEL VON FELLENBERG, 20 letters (from Owen and his sons), 1818-1835.

Fellenberg MSS., Burgerbibliothek, Berne.


Hamilton papers, Motherwell Public Library.

ROBERT BANKS JENKINSON, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, nine items, 1818-1820.

BL Add. MSS. 38271-38574.

SAMUEL OLDKNOW, two letters, 1793. NLW, MS. 4956.

SIR ROBERT PEEL, six items, 1822-1846.

BL Add. MSS. 40349-40588.

SIR ROBERT JOHN WILMOT-HORTON, two letters, 1831. Catton collection, Derby Borough Library.

Printed Material

J. M. ELLIOTT, ‘The Owen Family Papers’, Indiana Magazine of History, LX 4 (1964).

J. F.C. HARRISON, Robert Owen and the Owenites ( London, 1969).

New Palgrave ; ODNB; Boase II 1291; ESS XI 517; IESS XI 351.

Portraits: BL(P); NPG; SNPG; Courtauld Institute.