Owen, Robert (17711858)

Owen, Robert, a Socialist reformer, born in Montgomeryshire; became manager of a cotton mill at New Lanark, which he managed on Socialist principles, according to which all the profits in the business above five per cent, went to the workpeople; in furtherance of his principles he published his “New Views of Society,” the “New Moral World,” as well as pamphlets, lecturing upon them, moreover, both in England and America, but his schemes issued in practical failures, especially as proving too exclusively secular, and he in his old age turned his mind to spiritualism (17711858).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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