New Harmony Series 15
|New Harmony Gazette||1825-1828|
|New Harmony Advertiser||1858-1861|
|New Harmony Register
|New Harmony Times
|Posey County News *
*Continued in Drawer 2
NOTE: Duplicate reels of Newspapers from 1982-1996 are held in the Branigin Archive.
1790 New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Main, Massachusetts, Maryland, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia – 1 reel
1810 Kentucky counties: Caldwell, Campbell, Clark, Clay, Cumberland, Casey, and Christian – 1 reel
1820 Indiana counties: Clark, Dearborn, Floyd, Pike, Posey, Franklin, Jackson, and Jefferson – 1 reel
1830 Indiana counties: Hancock, Rudolph, Wayne, Posey, Jackson, and Owen – 1 reel
1840 Indiana – 1 reel
Indiana counties: Perry, Pike, Porter and Posey – 1 reel
Indiana counties: Gibson, Grant and Greene – 1 reel
1850 Indiana counties: Gibson and Grant – 1 reel
Indiana counties: Posey and Pulaski – 1 reel
Indiana counties: Tipton, Union and Vanderburgh – 1 reel
1860 Indiana counties: Posey and Pulaski – 1 reel
Indiana county: Tippicanoe – 1 reel
1870 Indiana counties: Posey and Pulaski – 1 reel
Indiana counties: Fulton and Gibson – 1 reel
1880 Indiana – 1 reel
1900 Posey County, Indiana – 1 reel
1910 Rockbridge County, Virginia- 1 reel
Posey County, Indiana – 1 reel
Series I New Harmony Correspondence 1814-1830 with catalog and notes by Arthur E. Bestor – 1 reel
Series I New Harmony Correspondence 1814-1831 – 1 reel
Series I New Harmony Correspondence 1832-1848 – 1 reel
Series I New Harmony Correspondence – 1 reel
Series IM Maclure-Fretageot Correspondence Before 1830 – 1 reel
Series IM Maclure-Fretageot Correspondence Beginning 1830 – 1 reel
Series IM Maclure-Fretageot Correspondence Undated – 1 reel
Series IM Maclure-Fretageot Correspondence – 2 reels
Series III New Harmony Commuity Records with catalog and notes by Arthur E. Bestor – 4 reels
Series III New Harmony Community Beginning with p.393/vol.1 – 1 reel
Series III New Harmony Community Beginning with p.370/vol.6 – 1 reel
Series III Miscellaneous Organizations Beginning with Posey County Driving Association – 1 reel
Series IIIWMI Minutes of the WMI Beginning with insert in v.4 – 1 reel
Series IV Personal Papers beginning with Alexander Maclure’s legal documents – 1 reel
Series IV Diaries and notebooks of Individuals – 1 reel, containing the following:
Series IVM Personal Papers of William Maclure – 1 reel
Series IVO Personal Papers of the Owen Family – 1 reel
Series VII Maps and Plans – 1 reel, including the following:
Map of the Labyrinth
Subject file of articles, memoranda and clippings
Pelham Collection – 3 reels
Note: Some material in this section may duplicate material in Series I
Maclure-Fretageot Correspondence, 1820-1832 – 2 reels
Maclure, William, Correspondence, 1796-1848 – 2 reels
Maclure Papers. Mss., notebooks, etc. relating to Maclure – 2 reels
Maclure Notebook ca. 1808 – 1 reel
Maclure Notebooks beginning v.5, 1808 – 1 reel
Maclure Notebooks beginning v.18, 1812 – 1 reel
Maclure Journals and Notes – 4 reels
Maclure Lawsuit Civil Order book of Posey Co. Circuit Court, 1840-1859 pp.1-547 – 1 reel
Owen Family Papers 1829-1872 from the private collection of
Kenneth Dale Owen MFL OWE 1829-1872 1025885
Richard Owen’s Ledger, 1858-1860 MFL OWE 1858-1860 1025886
Kenneth Dale Owen’s “Bestor collection” : Robert Dale and Richard Owen portions only
A.J. MacDonald collection of utopian materials
Research material for The Communities of the United States.
MFL MAC 1851 1025884
New Harmony items
American Philosophical Society
Frances Wright Biography and Notes
Working Men’s Institute Library
Working Men’s Institute Library
Working Men’s Institute Library
Biography of self-made men of Indiana, 1880
Families of Posey County
Posey county History & Directory, 1882, 1889, 1909 and 1914
Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, 1806-1932
Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1871-1929
General Baptist Church, 1908-1921
General Baptist Church, 1908-1921
Trinity United Church of Christ, 1857
Adults and children of Posey Co., 1847-1850
Biography of Ind., 1895
Biography of self-made men of Ind., 1880
Families of Posey County
Churches of Posey County by Rev. August E. Binder of
Mt. Vernon, Indiana.
St. Stephen’s parish records 1838-1978 (Odd size film)
American Philosophical Society (No reel)
H. P. Owen and E. F. Owen vs. H. M. and L. T. Phillips. Law suit brought by Owen brothers against the owners of the Harmonist granary being used at that time as a mill and next to their home. Owens complaining of too much noise, etc.
Series I and Series II
Note: All annotations were made by historians at Old Economy
(The WMI holds two complete sets of these records.)
Reel 1 1804-1816 Bills, receipts, and letters. 1814-1816 covering move to the Wabash in Indiana.
Reel 2 1816-1819 B ills, receipts, and many letters showing the importance of New Harmonie as a center of business between Pittsburgh and New Orleans.
Reel 3 1819-1820 Accounts, bills, receipts, invoices, and many business letters from agents or commission houses doing business with or for the society.
Reel 4 1820-1822 Bills, receipts, invoices, orders, and many letters from agents and friends of the Harmony society, which show the struggle to establish American manufacture against imports
Reel 5 1822-1823 Bills, receipts, invoices, orders, and letters from agents of the Harmonists. Accounts of funds collected in Germany. Financial matters relating to C. Smith Steam Mill Co.
Reel 6 1823-1824, then 1788-1813 The first part continues the accounts in reels 1-5.
Reel 1-the first part of 6 comprise what is known as Accounts Series I. The second part of reel 6 begins Series I, Correspondence. This is a misleading bureaucratic division made by persons not familiar with the excellent filing system of the Harmony Society. In fact, both series contain certain correspondence, bills, invoices, accounts and orders. The first part of the reel contains valuable information on the Indiana to Pennsylvania move, the last part some of the earliest letters of George Rapp. The date of the first letter of this series has been misread and should be March 21.
Reel 7 1813-1817 Mostly letters to the Society, also form leaders of the Society when away form home. Covers move to Indiana, establishment there, arrival of new members from Germany. Also receipts, bills and orders.
Reel 8 1818-1821 Contains many important letters on internal and external affairs of the Harmony Society. There are letters in German and English from members, former members, Indiana men of state, agents of the Society, the two members sent to Wurttemberg to collect funds due the members, and applications for membership and financial assistance.
Reel 9 1821-1824 Contains much important but mixed together material reflecting the confusion that resulted from the so-called “reorganization of the archives.” It contains b ills, accounts, some letters by George, Frederick and Gertrude Rapp. There are important letters from the Society Commission sent to Wurttemburg to collect inheritances due to the members.
Reel 10 1822 then 1800-1816 The 1800-1816 documents are mixed legal documents ending with PM appointment of John Shriver at Harmonie, Pa in 1813. This is a transition reel with regular business reports of the agents of the Society. Records of Harmonie, Indiana with Frederick still there in charge of factory and George supervising the building of Economy and the St. Boat William Penn of which there are many records and receipts.
Reel 11 1812 James Madison land paper to note books from Harmony Society school. Uncatalogued and miscellaneous material. Citizenship papers , articles of agreement, vital statistics of the Society. Most important is the “Book of Life” containing articles of agreement and signatures of members, but not complete. For genealogists the 1822 Seelenregister, register of souls at Harmonie is most important, giving vital statistics.
Reel 12 1819-1925 First legal documents: 1818-1823 land records in Indiana. Genealogical records in Indiana for inheritances due in Wurttemburg. Redemption records. James Monroe executive clemency for P. Ulirch. Lawsuits. Seybert legal papers. Mrs. Blaine claims. Power of attorney for Germany, 62 in number. Depositions on Miler suit vs. George Rapp. Dutch Pietists and Harmony Society. Letters from society leaders and Gertrude Rapp. Record of building of steamboat William Penn. Indiana political letters. Letters of agents. Early report on Economy. Final sale of William Penn. Very important reel covering last of Indiana and start of Economy, Pa.
Reel 13 1825-1826 An important reel of letters to and from the Society, also bills, receipts and reports form agents. All belong to the post-Indiana period but contain reports form business and legal agents of the Society, particularly from Vincennes, Shawneetown, etc. Most material, however, relates to Economy in Pennsylvania.
Reel 14 1826 Primarily letters to the Society from its agents, also in Indiana. Bills and receipts. All within the post-Indiana period, except the second part of the film which contains record and day books from 1804-1830. these give very detailed records of debit and credit, mainly in dealing with people not in the Society. These books are not clearly identified or introduced.
Reel 15 1804-1830 Day and record books of purchases form 1804-1830, including a record book of a brewery in Pittsburgh with Wm Shiras as agent, which is not a record of the Harmony Society. No logical arrangement.
Reel 16 1804-1830 Various day books and other books of purchase and business dealings, running from 1804-1830. books are not identified before filming but some show accounts with agents.
Reel 17 1827-1830 1827 cash book up to 1830. Mostly 1828-1830. Cash received and expended. 1821-1827 Distribution of women’s clothing. Buch fur Weiber Kleider, starting 1821. 1826 membership list. Birthdays of women listed. Book for seamstresses, 1822. Alphabetically arranged with trades of members up to 1830. Price lists 1825+. Goods put up for individuals. Cotton records. Memo of yarn spun 1826-1830. 1828-1848 clothing given out to women. 1822-1824 blacks spun cloth production and distribution. 1804+ Godfrey Haga goods received. Purchases from Haga in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh merchants.
Reel 18 1804-1830 Series of records and day books. Note that in Jan. 1806 chewing tobacco is still used, later dropped. 1808 debit to John Rapp, not Father Rapp’s son. Day books show purchases, sales, distribution of supplies to members, e.g. salt, whiskey, cloth, merchandise produced and shipped, accounts with Abishai Way and Issac Bean. Improvement maps of land in Indiana and records of early Economy in 1825. Index to Indiana farms
Reel 19 1804-1830 Bay books and ledgers and other records of purchases and accounts. Account books of H.S. with agents of Society in New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Shawneetown, Vincennes, St. Louis, Louisville, Philadelphia. Record of merchandise shipped for sale. Records of trades of H.S and distribution of supplies to members. Records of production of trades in H.S. Trades represented in the Society listed with records of production and costs. Key to trades of members as recorded in my biographical dictionary.
Reel 20 1804-1830 Bay books and ledgers and other records of purchases and accounts. Member list in this period. Record of newspapers to which the H.S. subscribed and payments made. Accounts by members showing supplies issued 1820+. Accounts of about 40 H.S. shops or trades, and wool factory. Record of harvests by field of horses, cattle, sheep, starting 1822. Careful German index. List by fields in Indiana. Sales in H.S. stores or by agents in Vincennes, Shawneetown, Carmi, Princeton, etc. Second record of 30 H.S. departments, goods produced in Indiana and sold in Economy 1824+. Accounts with Pittsburgh and Philadelphia merchants, 1807-1830 accounts of H.S. families, receipts. Shows what families received, lists of shipments received. Last of reel covers Economy period.
Reel 21 1804-1830 Day books, ledgers and other records of purchases and accounts. Shows what H.S. bought for itself and members, e.g. for Gertrude Rapp – music to Freyschutz, Cherubini’s Fruhling, etc. Lists medicines, books, music purchased. 1822-1825 gives a list of H.S. fields with their German names. This is important key for understanding letters. Harvest records for 1825+ in Economy. Account book for 1817-1819 shows accounts of Indianans and what they bought, e.g. Danny Lynn and Thomas Robb 1811-1812 records of N.S. shops or trades and persons employed by H.S. 1825-1826 record of persons employed to do grubbing at Economy Pa. 1812-1814 account book of trades and outside accounts. Notes of medicines and symptoms of sickness.
Reel 22 1804-1830 Day books, ledgers and other records of purchases and accounts. Production of H.S. and cash receipts arranged by trades, e.g. blacksmith, shoemaker, saddler, etc. Accounts with persons outside the H.S. Excellent key to Indiana business men who did business with H.S. Store records of Vincennes, Shawneetown, Louisville bank, Bank of Illinois at Shawneetown. Records of production: Butter, harvests, 14817-1819. Record of orders placed with H.S. factories. Share cropping arrangements and contracts. 1815 ferry contract under H.S. crossing Wabash. Agreements with outsiders. Medicine distributed. Grains planted and harvests 1816-1861. Income and outlay records. Leon cash payments. Map of H.H. cemetery with N. H. street names Oct. 12, 1815. record of State of Indiana loan. Harmonie store records starting 1823. Record of articles wanted at store. Record of orders received. Shows what stores wanted to sell. 1824-1831 whiskey production record. Record of coal bought. Record of distillery. Part of reel covers Economy period.
Reel 23 1804-1830 Day books, ledgers, records of purchases and accounts. Family ledger showing items received, form the H.S. store. Starts May 13, 1813. Supplies names of H.S. members. Wool purchased by H.S. in 1821 and prices. Accounts of individuals at Economy. Record of total purchase of wool in 1829 and names of sellers. Frederick Rapp’s school book of 1789 and Gertrude Rapp’s started at Harmonie, IN in 1823. German printing of H.S. articles of agreement. School exercises written by John Rapp.
Reel 24 1826-1827
Reel 25 1827 (January- October)
Reel 26 1827-1828
Reel 27 1828 (April – November)
Reel 28 1822-1829
Reel 29 1829-1830
Reel 30 1830 (January-March)
Reel 31 1830 (July – November)
Reel 1 1805-1824 Articles of Agreement
1827-1893 Book of Life
•1892-1903 Minute Books
Reel 1 Duplicate
Reel 2 1825-1830 Harmony Society Letter Books, etc.
Reel 7 1786-1951 Legal file
•1808-1923 Court cases and legal proceedings A-I
Reel 8 1786-1951 Legal file
•1808-1923 Court cases and legal proceedings K-N
Reel 9 1808-1923 Court cases and legal proceedings N-W
Reel 59 1836 Incoming correspondence, Clark, J. – McC
Reel 60 1836 Incoming correspondence, McF-Z
Reel 61 1837 Incoming correspondence, A-Kec
Reel 62 1837 Incoming correspondence, Kep-Z
•1838 Incoming correspondence, A-B
Reel 63 1838 Incoming correspondence, C-MI
Reel 64 1838 Incoming correspondence, Mo-Z
•1839 Incoming correspondence, A-Cong
Reel 65 1839 Incoming correspondence, Conr-Mitchell
Reel 66 1839 Incoming correspondence, Mitchell – Tree
•1840 Incoming correspondence, A-Brown, E.
Reel 67 1840 Incoming correspondence, Brown, M. -McK
Reel 68 1840 Incoming correspondence, McL-Z
•1841 Incoming correspondence, A-Bow
Reel 69 1841 Incoming corrspondence, Boy-L
Reel 70 1841 Incoming correspondence, M-Z
•1842 Incoming correspondence, A-Ci
Reel 71 1842 Incoming correspondence, Cl-Rah
Reel 72 1842 Incoming correspondence, Rat-Z
•1843 Incoming correspondence, A-K
Reel 73 1843 Incoming correspondence, L-Z
•1844 Incoming correspondence, A-Graf
Reel 74 1844 Incoming correspondence, Gray-Z
•1845 Incoming correspondence, A-D
Reel 75 1845 Incoming correspondence, E-Z
Reel 76 1846 Incoming correspondence, A-Z
Reel 77 1847 Incoming correspondence, A-Z
Reel 78 1848 Incoming correspondence, A-Ri
Reel 79 1848 Incoming correspondence, Ro-Z
•1849 Incoming correspondence, A-Lin
Reel 80 1849 Incoming correspondence, Lis-Z
•1850 Incoming correspondence, A-Goo
Reel 81 1850 Incoming correspondence, Gor-Z
Reel 82 1851 Incoming correspondence, A-Robe
Reel 83 1851 Incoming correspondence, Robi-Z
•1851 Incoming correspondence, A-McQ
Reel 84 1852 Incoming correspondence, Mad-Z
•1852 Incoming correspondence, A-Joh
Reel 85 1853 Incoming correspondence, Jon-Z
Reel 86 1854 Incoming correspondence, A-R
Reel 87 1854 Incoming correspondence, S-Z
•1855 Incoming correspondence, A-Merc
Reel 88 1855 Incoming correspondence, Merkle-Z
•1856 Incoming correspondence, A-F
Reel 89 1856 Incoming correspondence, G-Z
Reel 90 1857 Incoming correspondence, A-Rob
Reel 91 1857 Incoming correspondence, Ros-Z
•1857 Incoming correspondence, A-H
Reel 92 1858 Incoming correspondence, I-Z
Reel 93 1859 Incoming correspondence, A-McC
Reel 95 1860 Incoming correspondence, A-M
Reel 96 1860 Incoming correspondence, N-Z
•1861 Incoming correspondence, A-B
Reel 97 1861 Incoming correspondence, C-L
Reel 98 1861 Incoming correspondence, M-Z
Reel 113 1868 Incoming correspondence, A-I
Reel 114 1868 Incoming correspondence, J-Stephens
Reel 115 1868 Incoming correspondence, Stephenson-Z
Reel 116 1869 Incoming correspondence, Economy Savings Institution- Patterson, James
Reel 117 1869 Incoming correspondence, Patterson, James & Sons -Z
•1870 Incoming correspondence, A-Gri
Harmony Society Papers Letter Books (Frederick Rapp) 3 vol., 1812-1818, 1818-1822, 1822-1825
Harmony Society Papers Reel 312 Triannual Assessment and tax books for Harmonie Twp., PA, Sermons and religious commentary, bundles 1-3 (part)
Harmony Society Papers Reel 313 Sermons and religious commentaries, cont. bundle 3
Harmony Society Papers Reel 314 Sermons and religious commentaries, bundle 4-6 (part)
Harmony Society Papers Reel 315 Sermons and religious commentaries, bundle 6 (part) to end.
C. A. Lesueur Sketchbooks American Philosophical Society (six reels)
R. H. Fauntleroy Manuscript, 1810-1870 from the Balch Institute.
Dr. Liberty Brooks, Papers 1838-1883
Lists of the court records of the Virginia counties ca. 1622-1925