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The Civil War Correspondence of James Penn Bennett

James Penn Bennett James Penn Bennett lived in New Harmony.  A native of England, he was a teacher, member of the Working Men’s Institute and its librarian.  When the Civil War broke out, he joined the 25th Regiment Volunteers Infantry.  He served for three years and re-enlisted

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Robert Dale Owen’s Letter to President Lincoln

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Leland Alfred Anderson Collection

Leland Alfred Anderson Collection               Mr. Leland Alfred Anderson was born on May 12, 1899 on a farm near New Harmony in the area known variously as Winfield, Stillwell, Rapture and Bugtown.  He went first to the small one-room local schools, and then transferred to the

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Gordon Wilson Collection

Gordon Wilson Collection   CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS OF THE WHEATCROFT FAMILY             John Christopher Wheatcroft                         1808 or 09 – Dec. 10, 1885; came to New Harmony in 1826 and joined the                        Owen Community; his wife was Ann Dransfield, 1815-1886                         Alexander Burns, Jr., 1819 –

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Golden Plays Not Cataloged with Original Collection

Golden Plays Not Cataloged with Original Collection   Set 1   Dumb Girl of Genoa The Irish Attorney Life in New York Rum, or the First Glass The Gun Maker of Moscow My Aunt (1829) King of the Mist Ion, a Tragedy The Martyr of Antioch Jonathan

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The Carl and Laura Barrett Collection

The Carl and Laura Barrett Collection   INTRODUCTION               The Carl and Laura Barrett Collection consists of the personal papers of Captain Joseph Allen Barrett (1837-1891) and the official records of “B” Company, 60th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers (1861-1865).               This gift was made shortly after

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