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Letter from William Pare to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/7/76
Dates of Creation 18 Jun 1856
Physical Description 4 pages

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Pare writes of reading with interest the coming edition of the Millennial Gazette containing the proceedings from the meeting held at St. Martin's Hall, London on the 14th of May. Pare enquires about the memorial that was to be made to the Queen.

Pare assures Owen, that despite there being no current evidence that his principles have been adopted, "his labours for the last half century have not been in vain" and that his principles are "in one shape or another receiving daily public and official recognition".

Mention is made of the forthcoming marriage of Pare's son Clement to the daughter of the late Major General Luscombe who, it is noted, had served with Wellington in Spain.


Letter from William Pare to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/7/77
Dates of Creation 2 Jul 1856
Physical Description 2 pages

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Owen is informed that Pare has requested a number of copies of Owen's " Development" from Mr Davis at Queenwood [East Tytherley] to be forwarded to [John] Rigby's address in London.

Personal Names

Rigby, James. ( 1797-1862)

Letter from William Pare to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/7/78
Dates of Creation 22 Aug 1856
Physical Description 3 pages

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Pare indicates he has written to Mr Clarke who, he remarks, has an "inventive faculty which, without money capital, is in this chaotic system of Society, rather a curse than a blessing". However, as he also considers him a "good, as well as a clever man" he will offer to help him if able to do so.

Owen is asked if he has heard of the new method in making wrought iron without the aid of fuel as invented by [Henry] Bessemer, which, Pare believes, is "one of the most important inventions of this very innovative century".

Subjects

Inventions

Personal Names

Bessemer, Sir. Henry ( 1813-1898) engineer, inventor

Letter from William Pare to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/7/79
Dates of Creation 22 Sep 1856
Physical Description 2 pages

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Pare tells of obtaining six copies of the " Development"; Owen is advises of places to look for other copies.


Letter from William Pare to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/7/80
Dates of Creation 5 Apr 1858
Physical Description 4 pages

Scope and Content

This manuscript letter opens with Pare detailing his involvement with a court action in regard to an alleged patent infringement by the Caledonian Railway Company.

Reference is made to "A" [Thomas Allsop] and his involvement in the "late French affair". Due to his close contact with Allsp at the time when the events unfurled, Pare is convinced he must "in no way implicated" else he would have known.


Letter from William Pare to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/7/81
Dates of Creation 12 Jul 1858
Physical Description 4 pages

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Pare offers a lengthy excuse as to why he cannot make it to see Owen.


Correspondence of Hortense Parent

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/8
Dates of Creation 7 May 1852 - 11 Aug 1852

Letter from Hortense Parent to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/8/1
Dates of Creation 7 May 1852
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter, Hortense Parent writes to Robert Owen concerned for his welfare as she has not received any response from her last two letters. She expresses wishes to come to London should he reply.


Letter from Hortense Parent to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/8/2
Dates of Creation 11 Aug 1852
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter, Hortense Parent thanks Robert Owen for the "dear and valuable likeness" of him he sent as a present. She expresses the deep admiration she holds for him and a longing to see him again.


Correspondence of M Jullien de Paris

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/9
Dates of Creation 21 July 1837
Physical Description 1 item

Letter from M Juillien of Paris to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/9/1
Dates of Creation 21 July 1837
Language of Material French
Physical Description 1 item

Scope and Content

This manuscript letter is the introduction of Robert Owen, "le celebre et honourable philanthrope" and tells of M Radiguel to see the "curieux musee".


Letter from Jullien de Paris to Baron du Sommerard

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/9/2
Dates of Creation 26 Jul 1837
Language of Material French
Physical Description 1 page

Scope and Content

manuscript letter of introduction for Robert Owen, who is described as " le celebre et honorable philanthorpe".


Correspondence of Thomas Parker

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/10
Dates of Creation 1836
Physical Description 2 pages

Letter from Thomas Parker to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/10/1
Dates of Creation 18 Feb 1836
Physical Description 2 pages

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter, in which Parker discusses meeting with solicitors over "business".


Correspondence of Sir John Parkington

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/11
Dates of Creation 1858
Physical Description 3 items

Personal Names

Parkington, John. Sir ( fl 1850s)

Letter from Sir John Parkington to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/11/1
Dates of Creation 8 Feb 1858
Physical Description 1 page

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter deferring support for the objects of Robert Owen's petition until they take a more "clearly defined and practical shape".

Subjects

Petitions

Letter from Robert Owen to Sir John Parkington

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/11/2
Dates of Creation 13 Feb 1858
Physical Description 5 pages

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter in which Owen praises Sir John Parkington for his "independence of thought and action" as a member of the House of Commons through, for example, his moving for a Royal Commission on Education to be established [this duly happened later in 1858 under the chairmanship of the Duke of Newcastle and led to the Newcastle Report of 1861]. As a consequence of this and similar actions, Owen calls on Parkington to fulfil his duty by leading and directing members of the House on matters requiring urgent social change. The letter also included a copy "Millennial Gazette", which Owen considers may be the last edition.

Subjects

Petition
Education
Royal Commission

Letter from Sir John Parkington to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/11/3
Dates of Creation 18 Feb 1858
Physical Description 2 pages

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter written on behalf of Sir John Parkington to Robert Owen expressing his regret at being unable to name a meeting time due to "his numerous engagements".


Correspondence of Laura Parry

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/12
Dates of Creation 1823
Physical Description 1 item

Letter from Laura Parry to John Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/12/1
Dates of Creation 25 Oct 1823
Physical Description 4 pages

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter outlining the terms under which John Owen's daughter would be placed under the tutelage of a Mrs Fryer. At a cost of 150 guineas a year, this excluded lessons in dancing and drawing, but provided an appreciation of New Lanark.


Correspondence of Messrs Partridge & Britain

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/13
Dates of Creation 1855
Physical Description 1 item

Letter from Robert Owen to Messrs Partridge & Britain

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/13/1
Dates of Creation 8 Nov 1855
Physical Description 2 pages

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter in which Owen asks Messrs Partridge & Britain if they would consider selling the provided assortment of his written works in America [?]. It also refers to Owen's awareness of his failing eyesight.


Correspondence of James Paterson

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/14
Dates of Creation 1836
Physical Description 1 item

Letter from James Paterson to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/14/1
Dates of Creation 24 Nov 1836
Physical Description 1 page

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter written on behalf of the "friends and admirers" of Robert Owen based in Paisley, advising him of their wish to present him with an appreciative address.


Correspondence of H. L. Patterson

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/15
Dates of Creation 1839
Physical Description 1 item

Letter from H. L. Patterson to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/15/1
Dates of Creation 10 Sep 1839
Physical Description 1 page

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter addressed to Owen, c/o John Wright, Glasgow, inviting him to Newcastle upon Tyne.


Correspondence of James Patterson

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/16
Dates of Creation 1843
Physical Description 1 item

Letter from James Patterson to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/16/1
Dates of Creation 12 Sep 1843
Physical Description 7 pages

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter from an apparent millennial Christian suggesting that a series of articles headed "Millennium" be inserted into extensively read [news?]papers to prepare the way for the "Comforter". As a poor labourer based in Liverpool, the writer nevertheless defers the spreading of Owen's "Social Tracts" to more able individuals such as John Finch - a Liverpool iron merchant untiring in support of the Owenite cause.


Correspondence of James Patterson

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/17
Dates of Creation 1848
Physical Description 1 item

Letter from James Patterson to Robert Owen

Reference Number(s) GB 1499 ROC/16/17/1
Dates of Creation 29 Sep 1848
Physical Description 3 pages

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter requesting Owen's advice and written support for a group of "working men" concerned about the colonisation of the Republic of Texas by force. Seeing "little hope of [Owen's] system being soon adopted in this country in consequence of the ignorance and prejudice of the people generally...", the group hoped to raise support and money in order to take direct action against this perceived wrong.

Subjects

Colonization

Geographical Names

Texas