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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Robert Owen

1771-1858

 
 
Robert Owen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
1. Robert Owen Marker
Inscription.
Father of the
Co-operative movement
lived here
1832-1840

 
Erected by Marchmont Association, One Housing.
 
Location. 51° 31.588′ N, 0° 7.672′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Burton Place and Burton Street on Burton Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Burton Place, London Borough of Camden, England WC1H 9JP, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Butler Yeats (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Auxiliary Firemen (about 120 meters away); London School of Tropical Medicine (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Roger Fry (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Sir George Williams (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Friend at Hand (approx. half a kilometer away); Sir Samuel Romilly (approx. half a kilometer away); T.S. Eliot (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert Owen (Encyclopedia Britannica). "Robert Owen, (born May 14, 1771, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales—died November 17, 1858, Newtown), Welsh manufacturer
Robert Owen Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
2. Robert Owen Marker - Wide View
turned reformer, one of the most influential early 19th-century advocates of utopian socialism. His New Lanark mills in Lanarkshire, Scotland, with their social and industrial welfare programs, became a place of pilgrimage for statesmen and social reformers. He also sponsored or encouraged many experimental “utopian” communities, including one in New Harmony, Indiana, U.S." (Submitted on November 3, 2017.) 

2. Robert Owen & the Cooperative movement (YouTube.com, 12 min.). (Submitted on November 3, 2017.)
3. Robert Owen (Wikipedia). "Robert Owen (14 May 1771 – 17 November 1858) was a Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement. He worked in the cotton industry in Manchester before setting up a large mill at New Lanark in Scotland. In 1824, Owen travelled to America to invest the bulk of his fortune in an experimental 1,000-member colony on the banks of Indiana's Wabash River, called New Harmony. New Harmony was intended to be a Utopian society." (Submitted on November 3, 2017.) 
 
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Robert Owen image. Click for full size.
By Sam Bough, circa 1851
3. Robert Owen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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