Image from Patrick Coad Family Papers. These materials are owned by the American Catholic Historical Society and maintained at the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center, 100 E. Wynnewood Rd. Wynnewood, PA 19096. For more information please see: http://www.pahrc.net. Robert Owen (1771–1858) was a Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of socialism and the cooperative movement. Lanark Cotton Mills were situated in Scotland.