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April 30, 2009

New Harmony Series VIII – Maps and Plans


New Harmony Series VIII – Maps and Plans is housed in the map case in the Branigin Archive. 


Drawer 1

  • VIII.a  Maple Hill Cemetery maps
  • VIII.b  Stewartsville Cemetery maps (photocopies)
  • VIII.c  White County Bridge Blueprints
  • VIII.d  White County Bridge Blueprints on CD
  • VIII.e  Architectural plans for the Atheneum


Drawer 2 – Maps 1-5

  • VIII.1 Map of Posey County, Indiana.  1825, March 10.  Without caption, dated in lower right-hand corner: “Harmonie the [sic] 10 Merz [sic] 1825.”  MS in blue and faded black ink.  16 ¾ x 13 1/8″/  Approximate scale: 1 inch to 2 ½ miles.  The map shows section lines in black and quarter section lines in blue.  Every section in the county is numbered and the ranges and townships also.  Rivers, streams and ponds are shown in blue.  The following place names are entered:  Posey County (written vertically in the middle of the map), Harmonie, Mt. Vernon, Springfield, Cynthiana [sic], Wabash river, Little Wabash, Ohio River, Diamond Is(land) (in the Ohio above Mt. Vernon), Shwawneetown Ro[a]d.  Approximately forty sections or fractions of sections including and adjoining Harmonie, and detached tracts in some fifteen other sections, are shaded.  These represent the Rappites’ holdings.  Practically all the tracts that are named tin the warranty deed of 10 Dec. 1825 from Frederick Rapp to Robert Owen (MS. VI.15.1). The map was almost certainly prepared by the Rappites.  The data was obviously written by a German who uses a dialectical spelling of Marz, and who is confused between the English “the” and the German “den”.  It seems highly probable that the map was delivered to  Robert Owen about the time he made the purchases.  Photostat, full size, in IU-Hi: Bestor Collection of Pictorial Materials, Part III.  Catalogued by A. E. Bestor, 11 June 1951.
  • VIII.2 Map of New Harmony, Indiana.  1824 [drawn ca. 1826].  Caption on back in hand of Robert Dale Owen: “Map of the Town of New Harmony – as owned by the Germans in 1824.”  MS in ink, with building ground plans picked out in red, blue, green and brown.  10 ½ x 15 ¼.  Approximate scale: 1 inch to 8 rods or 132 feet.  The map shows streets and building lots by dotted lines.  Certain lots on the edge of town are shown by wavy lines, possible because they were not accurately surveyed.  The ground plans of buildings are shown by solid lines, approximately half being filled in with color.  The church, tavern, warehouse, store, and other public buildings are marked in red, certain other buildings, including a barn, in blue; others including many dwelling houses, are in brown or green; the remainder, mostly dwelling houses are left uncolored.  Streets, etc., are marked up in the hand of Robert Dale Owen.  The following localities are labeled:  tavern, tavern garden, No. 6, warehouse, store, factory, square, tanyard, barn, and south apple orchard.  The map is orientated north and south along the long axis.  A drain or small stream is marked running through the village from north to south by pale blue coloring between black lines.  William Owen and Donald MacDonald received a ground plan of Harmonie from Frederick Rapp in February 1825 (See Donald MacDonald. Diaries, p. 233) .  This map may well be based thereon, but it cannot have been made earlier than January, 1826, when Robert Dale Owen first reached New Harmony (see ibid., p.337).  This map constitutes the most complete and authentic record of the actual arrangement of the buildings of the New Harmony Community.  The cruciform brick church of the Rappites is a conspicuous feature near the western edge, center, of the map.  Immediately east of it is the older frame church, with its steeple forming an eastward projection on the ground plan.  Across the street (Church Street, not named on the map) at the northwest corner of Main Street is Father Rapp’s mansion (also known as No. 5), with semicircular portico.  All three of these buildings have been destroyed.  Farther east, across Main Street, is marked the Tavern, with its garden.  This building, also known as No. 3 still stands, but business buildings now occupy the open space shown on the map between it and Main Street.  Three other large buildings of the Rappites which still stand are shown in the plan but unlabeled:  the Granary, north of the frame church; No. 2, on the east side of Main Street, across from Father Rapp’s mansion; and No. 4, on the north side of Church Street, a block east of the Tavern.  The caption “No. 6” is given to the building at the corner of Main and Tavern Streets.  This was the old Rapp Tavern.  The numbering of it heron corresponds to the entry “Boarding House No. 6” which appears in the account books of the community in 1825; this boarding house must therefore have occupied the premises of the old tavern of the Rappites.  In the southern half of the village the following industrial buildings are marked:  Factory Square, Warehouse, Store, Tanyard, and Barn.  A large number of the smaller Rappite buildings are indicated, built at the very edges or corners of the lots, along the street line; many of these are still standing.  Photostat, full size, in IU-Hi: New Harmony-Maps (MS).  Glossy photograph, with negative, in IU-HI: Bestor Collection of Pictorial Materials, Part III.  Catalogued by A. E. Bestor and I.C.C. Graham, 19 Sep. 1951
  • VIII.3  Map of New Harmony Township and Adjacent Territory. Ca. 1826.  Caption on back: “Map of Posey County, Ind.”.  Undated.  MS in ink, colored in red, yellow and blue.  12×13 ½ “.  Approximate scale: 1 inch to 1 mile.  The map shows lands in and near New Harmony township, various sections and quarter-sections being colored yellow, red, or blue.  Those are almost the same ones colored in map VIII.1, and this map belongs to approximately the same period.  It must be slightly later, however, for it shows a Middle and Lower Road to Mt. Vernon, instead o only a single one.  The village is shown laid off in blocks, but only north of south Street, hence this map corresponds to VIII.4, and antedates VIII. 6 and 8.  Landowners’ names are marked in on some of the lands adjoining the town, and on Fox Island (formed by the Fox river cutoff), Illinois.  School sections are indicated on Fox Island and on the mainland.  The Black River south to the Wabash, five or six miles southwest of New Harmony village.  Other roads shown are those to Springfield, Evansville, Cynthiana, Princeton, and Cut Off mill (thought the mill itself is not marked).  Photostat full size, in IU-Hi: New Harmony- Maps (MS).  Catalogued by A. E. Bestor and I. C. C. Graham, 3 Oct. 1951.
  • VIII.4 Plan of New Harmony, Indiana.  Ac. 1830, with additional notations, ca.1861.  Caption: “Plan of New Harmony.  Owen’s part coloured Red, Maclure’s part coloured Blue.” Undated.  MS in ink, colored pink and pale blue.  29 x 16 ½ “. Scale: 1 inch to 8 rods, or 132 feet.  Blue print made apparently from a tracing of this map.  This is apparently the earliest regular plat of the village, with lots numbered.  It was apparently drawn up by a professional surveyor, probably after the partition of the property between Robert Owen and William Maclure in 1827.  There are a number of annotations in a different ink and in the hand of Robert Dale Owen, one of which refers to a letter of 17 April 1861.  Only the area north of South Street is shown.  The area that has been platted is less extensive than that shown in the map VIII.7 which includes Maclure’s Eastern Enlargement.  The map was presented to the WMI by a Mrs. Boren, according to a notation on its page.  Photostat, full size, in two overlapping sheets, in IU-Hi: new Harmony -Maps (MS). Catalogued by A.E. Bestor and I.C. Graham, 3 Oct. 1951.
  • VIII.5 Map of Posey County, Indiana, 1838.  Caption: “Map of Posey County. Copied form one made by E. Phillips in 1838”.  MS in dark ink, hand-colored.  18 5/8 x 27 ¼ “.  Scale: 1 inch equals 1 1/3 miles.  Large irregular fragment is missing from upper part, including most of New Harmony village.  The county is divided into ranges, townships, sections, and quarter-sections of the survey.  Section, township, and range numbers are entered.  Certain lands southeast of New Harmony are colored pink.  Owners (or leaseholders) of farms east and south of New Harmony, down to eighth – sixteenth sections, are marked in ink, with very small handwriting.  The following towns and villages are shown:  New Harmony (partly missing), Mount Vernon, Blairsville, Cynthiana, Chainville, Springfield.  Roads or tracks are shown by dotted lines, except that from New Harmony to Mount Vernon, which is marked by a solid blue line.  The former are classed in the legend as Common Roads, and the latter as a stage route.  Marble quarries are marked by crosses.  Not photographed for IU-HI.  Catalogued by I.C.C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor. 20 Nov. 1951.


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  • VIII.6 Map of New Harmony Township, Indiana, and Vicinity of New Harmony. Ca. 1840.  Caption: “A Map of the Vicinity of New Harmony. [By] B. C. Macey.”  Undated.  MS in ink.  20 ¼ x 24 ¾ “.  Scale: 1″: ½ mile.  The map shows sections, quarter-sections, and where necessary, eighth-and sixteenth-sections.  Landowners’ names are given outside the village of New Harmony, where streets are shown but not property holders.  Cut-off Island is shown as belonging 3/10  to Robert Dale Owen and 7/10 to David Dale Owen.  A note on the back reads:  “Probably made in 1840.”  The village of New Harmony is laid out south of South Street, hence the map is later than VIII.3.  It does not show Maclure’s Eastern Enlargement, hence it is earlier than VIII.7 and 8.  A comparison of landowners names with those on VIII.8 shows that both belong to approximately the same period.  But property owned by the Owen family according to the present map has passed to others according to VIII.8.  Photostat, full size, in two overlapping sheets, in IU-Hi: New Harmony-Maps (MS).  Catalogued by I.C.C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor, 20 Nov. 1951
  • VIII.7 Plan of New Harmony, Indiana.  Ca. 1840.  Caption: “Plan of New Harmony.” Another caption of later date, on the back: “Map of New Harmony. Probably made in the 30ies”.  Undated.  MS in ink, with Maclure’s part of the old village and his enlargement picked out in faded yellow coloring.  34 ½ x 18 ½ “.  Approximate scale: 1 inch to 120 feet.  This plat of the village is very much like VIII.4, corresponding to it in street names and 1st numbers, except that it shows six additional blocks north  of Church Street and east of Centre Common: hence the map must be somewhat later than VIII.4 and 6.  This newly platted area is marked, in pencil, “Maclure’s Enlargement”.  Owners of a large number of the lots are entered, as they are not in VIII.4.  The map is damaged across the center, along the lines of East Street.  Photostat, 9/13 size, in IU-Hi: New Harmony – Maps (MS).  Catalogued by A. E. Bestor and I.C. Graham, 3 Oct. 1951.
  • VIII.8 Map of New Harmony, Indiana. Ca. 1840.  Without caption and undated.  The linen backing carries the legend, obviously of a later date than the map: “New Harmony & vicinity[sic] from R.D. Owen collection”.  MS in faded ink, with later additions in heavier lines, brown and blue, and some penciled in. 15 x 18 “. Scale, (given on the map): 1 inch to 40 rods. The map, with later insertions, appears to be the work of Robert Dale Owen, since the legends are all in his handwriting.  It is one of a number of maps of the same locality prepared by him, and appears to be the earliest of the group.  The map shows a street plan of New Harmony village which includes both several blocks south of south Street and also Maclure’s Eastern Enlargement.  Hence it is later in date than map VIII.4 and 6.  the lands to the south and southeast are divided into farms bearing the names of the owners or leaseholders.   The old road to the Cut Off Mill is shown in its entirety.  Also shown are the Cut Off Mill, the Ferry, the Labyrinth, and the Steam Mill lot.  No buildings are indicated, nor the owners of the lots, in the village itself.  The dividing line between the property of Robert Dale Owen and Richard Owen is shown, as well as William Maclure’s property north of the village.  Lands owned by Josiah Warren to the south of the village were shown in the original map, and a later addition (overlapping an earlier legend) shows “Josiah Warren’s Purchase”, probably made during his last residence there, ca. 1841-1847.  On Feb. 21, 1919, the local paper published a description of the map by H. T. Slater.  He attributes it “possibly [to] the early ‘30s.”  He has the following regarding the Cut Off Mill: “The old mill and dam at cut-off rapids, and road thereto, are shown.  The mill was afterward moved here, and operated by steam until finally destroyed by fire in the ‘40s.”  Four possible termini ad quem

concur in dating the map as originally drawn about the year 1840: i. the death of William Maclure on 23 March 1840 (note that his property is not described as belonging to his heirs, as it is on other maps, notably VIII.9 and 11; ii. Josiah Warren’s return to New Harmony in 1841, at which time he presumably made the additional purchase recorded by an addition to the map; iii. The removal of the Cut Off Mill, mentioned in the clipping quoted above, iv. The destruction of the Labyrinth, supposed to have occurred about 1840.  the map is the earliest one showing in detail the roads and other features in the southern environs of the towns.  Map VIII.11 reveals the changes that had occurred by about 1851.  Photostat, full size, in IU-HI: New Harmony – Maps (MS).  Glossy photograph and negative in IU-HI: Bestor Collection of Pictorial Materials, Part.III.  Catlogued by A. e. Bestor and I. C. C. Graham, 3 Oct. 1951.

  • VIII.9 Map of Lands to the East of New Harmony, Indiana. Ca. 1840. Caption: “Map of Number Three Lease &c.  Undated. MS in ink, with extensive notes in the handwriting of Robert Dale Owen, obviously made at different times.  26×18″.  Approximate scale: 1: to 40 rods.  The map shows lands leased or purchased to the east of New Harmony.  The boundaries, “original” and “present”, of “No. 3 Leases” are shown.  Wooded and cleared land are differentiated.   A table in the margin headed “Summary of No. 3 Lease” gives the acreage of separate parcels aggregating 558 acres of woodland and 234 acres of cleared land, a total of 842 acres, to which must be added three parcels sold to specified persons totaling 94 45/100 acres.  It would appear that the 842 acres were still in the possession of R. D. Owen, who seems to have drawn up the map himself.  The death of William Owen in 1842 provides a terminus ad quem.  The phrase “Number Three Lease” probably refers to the lease which Robert Owen gave to the Community No. 3, or Feiba-Peveli.  The map was originally drawn on the back of a lithograph of Stedman Whitwell’s design for the projected parallelogram at New Harmony.  The print is entitled “A Bird’s Eye View of One of the Communities at New Harmony in the State of Indiana , North America, An Association of Two Thousand Persons Formed upon the Principles Advocated by Robert Owen. Stedman Whitwell, Architect.”   The design is that published as a frontispiece to the Co-Operative Magazine of 1826.  The map as originally preserved in the Working Men’s Institute was crudely mounted on heavy linen.  The paper had buckled and had begun to crumble and peel.  It was sent to Chicago in 1950 for professional rebacking on linen.  The print, not visible before, can now easily be seen by transmitted light.  Photostat, slightly over ½ size, in IU-Hi: New Harmony-Maps (MS).  Catalogued by I.C.C. Graph, after checking by a. E. Bestor, 20 Nov. 1951.
  • VIII.10 Map of Certain Robert Dale Owen Property.  1848. New Harmony, Indiana. Caption: in the top  left-hand corner: “Map of offer to Richard Owen, April, 1848.” (The map has other notes dated 1849 and 1850).  MS in ink by Robert Dale Owen.  17×13 2/3 ” Approximate scale: 1 ” to 80 ft.  The map seems to date from 1848 and the notes of 1849 and 1850 to have been added subsequently.  The former note reads: “Same lot offered to Mr. Chapplesmith, 5th May, 1849, for $600. – to be receipted on Richard’s notes.”  The latter reads: “Sale to Richard Owen in Sept. 1850.”  It is written across a narrow, rectangular plot, which takes in parts of three former lots, has its north end on Church Street, and extends seventeen feet beyond the eastern boundary of the town.  Its western side cuts thorough the middle of a dwelling house.  The map embraces properties of Robert Dale Owen and the Lichetnbergers south of Church Street and east of East Street.  The main point of the map seems to be the “Three Lots, offered separately or collectively to Richard Owen.”  These seem to have been carved out from “Robert Dale Owen’s Pasture.”  All notes are in the hand of Robert Dale Owen.  Note on back: “From R.D. Owen collection by Eleanor Cooper, 1917”.  Photostat, full size, in IU_Hi: New Harmony- Maps (MS). Catalogued by I.C.C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor, 20 Nov. 1951.

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•·         VIII.11 Map of Southern Environs of New Harmony, Indiana.  Ca. 1851. Caption on back (Later than map): “Map of territory surrounding New Harmony”.  There are notes on the map dated 1851, 1853, and 1855.  these indicate that the map was drawn by Robert Dale Owen in either 1851 or 1852. (see below).  MS in ink.  21 ¼ ” x 27 ½ “. Approximate scale: 1 ” to 20 rods.  The map shows lands and landowners’ names on and near the two roads to Mt. Vernon, and in part  of New Harmony village.  There are entries for a lease to G. A. White, for 8 years from Jan.  1851″, and a lease to Charles White, “until 1st Jan. 1853″, both entries in R. D. Owen’s hand, and seemingly contemporary with the map, which would date it in either 1851 or 1852.  The second note has been scored through and marked, “Sold to John Wheatcroft:, in a hand not Owen’s, possibly John Cooper’s, since there is yet another entry, “Sold to Mrs. Eastman, Jan. 1855”, signed by John Cooper, in which the hand is similar.  Photostat, full size, in two overlapping sheets, in IU-Hi: New Harmony – Maps (MS).  Catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor, 20 Nov. 1951.

•·         VIII.12 Map of Townships 4&5 (South), Range 14 (West). Indiana and Illinois. Ca. 1850.  Apparently only a fragment of a larger map extending further into Indiana.  Without caption and undated.  Apparently drawn by Robert Dale Owen at some uncertain date, and bearing his handwriting.  MS in blue and black ink, hand-colored in yellow and red.  12″ x 24 “.  Scale: 1″ : ½ mile.  The map shows the two townships named above, divided into quarter-sections, with section numbers entered.  Landowners and leaseholders south of New Harmony village are shown.  Most of Cut-off Island, a patch of land in township 4, Illinois, and most of the land  around New Harmony village are colored yellow.  Three pieces of land, two of them in Illinois, are marked in red.  The northeast corner of Township 4 has been torn off.  Photostat, slightly less than 5/6 size, in IU-Hi: new Harmony – Maps (MS). Catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor, 20 Nov. 1951.

•·         VIII.13  Map of New Harmony Township. Ca. 1850.  Without caption or date.  MS in ink, with various colors.  17 ¾ ” x 26 ½ “. Scale: 1″ ” ½ mile. Landowners’ names are marked in, apparently at several different times.  There is no key to the various colors used.  Endorsed on back: “Township.  From R. D. Owen Collection.”  Photostat, in full size, in two sheets, in IU-Hi : New Harmony – Maps (MS).  Catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor, 20 Nov. 1951.

•·         VIII.14 Map of Part of New Harmony, Indiana. Ca. 1850. Caption (incomplete): “New Harmony”.  Undated.  Drawn by Robert Dale Owen in ink, and marked up in his handwriting.  23 ” x 18 ¼ “.  Scale very rough: 1 ” : 4 rods. (Distances marked in pencil are not consistent with a single scale.)  The map shows the eastern part of the town, south of Church Street and east of Centre Common.  The top left-and (northwest) corner of the sheet is missing.  Lots are numbered, and in some cases, marked by Robert Dale Owen in pencil with the name of the occupier or owner and the length of their street frontages in rods.  What remains of the map shows five city blocks and parts of two others.  Not photographed for IU-HI.  Catalogued by I. C.  C. Graham, 25 Sept. 1851.  Checked by A. E. Bestor, and recatalogued by I. C. C. Graham, 20 Nov. 1951.


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•·         VIII.15 Map of New Harmony, Indiana. 1869. Without caption.  Dated 1869. MS in black and red ink.  42 ½ in. x 19 in. approximate scale: 1 in to 6 ½ rods.  The map is drawn on linen.  It extends from Arthur Street on west to Third Street on east, and from Low Street on north to South Street on south.  Sections are labeled: “Maclure’s part of New Harmony”, Owen’s pt. Of New Harmony”, “Arthur’s Enlargement” (to west), and “Duclos’ Enlargement” (to east).  Lot numbers are given in red ink, and names of owners in black.  Photostat, full size on three overlapping sheets, in IU-Hi: New Harmony -Maps (MS).  Catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor, 20 Nov. 1951. (2 copies)

•·         VIII.16 Floor Plans and Elevation for a House. Nov. 1869. In three sections, no mounted on a single piece of linen; the elevation without caption; the others captioned respectively, “Plan of Second Floor”, Plan of First Floor”.   Dated in bottom right-hand corner, November 1869.  Drawn by Robert Dale Owen, and bearing his handwriting.  MS in ink and pencil.  Elevation: 15 in. x 12 ½ in.; Plan of Second Floor: 11 ½ in x. 12 ½ in.; Plan of First Floor: 11 ½ in. x 15 ½ in. Scale: 1 in. to five ft.  The plans show a two-story house.  On the first floor: a parlor, hall, two bedrooms, dining room and kitchen.  On the second floor: three bedrooms, a dressing room, and a housekeeper’s store room.  House was to be brick.  No photographed for IU-Hi.  Catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, 25 Sep. 1951, Checked by A. E. Bestor and recatalogued  by I. C. C. Graham, 21 Nov. 1951.

•·         VIII.17 Map of Part of New Harmony, Indiana, Showing Proposed Enclosures.  Ca. 1870.  Without caption and undated.  Map drawn by Robert Dale Owen and bearing his handwriting.  Paper and style of map similar to VIII.16, dated 1869.  MS in ink.  21 in. x 13 in. Scale: 1 in. to three rods.  The map shows two proposed enclosures in Center Common north of Church St. and six lots offered for sale on the south side of Church St.  Properties of Richard Owen and Stephen Fitzgerald are marked.  Not photographed for IU-Hi.  Catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor, 21 Nov. 1951.

•·         VIII.18 Map of New Harmony, Indiana. Ca. 1875.  Without caption and undated.  MS on linen in faded black and red ink, with different sections of the town in various colored outlines.  43 ¾ in. x 22 in.  Approximate scale: 1 in. to 6 ½ rods.  The map is similar in style, scope, and scale to VIII. 15, 19, and 20.  It shows lot holders in the various sections of the village; these are named in the key: “No.1 Richard Owen’s Enlargement, 2. R. D. Owen’s Eastern [Enlargement], 3. Duclos’ [Enlargement], 4. Wilsey’s [Enlargement] 5. Owen’s original part, 6. Maclure’s [original part], and 7. Arthur’s Enlargement.”  Owens’ enlargement (Robert Dale’s and Richard’s) shows considerable development since 1869, (see VIII.15). All the lots in Richard Owen’s enlargement are marked as still belonging to him, which indicates that it had been recently enclosed.  Photostat, full size, in tree overlapping sheets, in IU-Hi: New Harmony – Maps (MS).  Catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor, 21 Nov. 1951.

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•·         VIII.20 Map of New Harmony, Indiana. Ca. 1880. Without caption.  MS on linen in ink, with various sections of the town marked by differently colored outlines.  40 ½ in. x 22 ½ in.  (approximate measurements since edges are frayed).  Approximate scale: 1 in. to 6 ½ rods.  The map is similar in style, scope, and scale to VIII.15, 18, and 19.  It shows lot holders in Arthur’s enlargement, Wilsey’s enlargement, Duclos’ enlargement, the “Eastern” [Owens’] enlargement and the old village, which last is wrongly labeled “Maclure’s Enlargement” and Owen’s Enlargement”.  Robert Dale Owen’s former properties are marked with the name of his son, E[rnest] D[ale] Owen, which dates the map to a time after 1877, but not long after, since the layout of the town and lot holders is not unlike that of 1869, (See VIII.15).  Photostat, full size, in three overlapping sheets, in IU-Hi : New Harmony – Maps (MS).  Catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor, 26 Nov. 1951.

•·         VIII.21 Map of Section 23, Township 5 South, Range 14 West, Posey County, Indiana. 1882.  Shows property of Julian D. Owen. MS in black and red ink, and blue crayon, on a lined, foolscap sheet, with attached sheet of the same kind, bearing a table of landmarks.  7 ¾ in. x 12 ½ in.  Approximate scale: 1 in. to 260 yards.  The map shows the section with a black outline, slightly cut into at the northwest corner by the line of the Wabash River, south of the New Harmony Cut Off.  The southeast quarter-section is separated off by two red ink lines.  The remaining area is divided into four parts by dotted lines, across three of which is written the name :  Julian D[ale] Owen”.  In the river, colored blue, is the long and narrow “Mink Island.”  The attached sheet carries a table of landmarks, referring to points on the map by letters and numbers.  There are five columns: “Corners”, (letters or numbers); “Witness”, (names of trees); “Inches Diam”, (figures for each tree); “Courses”, (number of degrees on a specified side of  north, south, east or west); “Links Dista-“, (distance between tree and point specified in first column.  Not photographed for IU-HI.  Catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor, 26 Nov, 1951.

•·         VIII.22 Map of Lichtenberger’s Addition to New Harmony, Indiana. April 1, 1893.  Caption:  “Lichtenberger’s Addition to New Harmony”.  Table of lot holders in bottom left-hand corner as of April 1, 1893.  MS in ink.  11 in. x 17 in..  Scale: 1 in to 100 feet.  The map shows an additon made to the town of New Harmony by [?] Lichtenberger, east of Brewery St., consisting of forty lots on Brewery, Frederick, Murphy, and Park Streets.  A table of lot purchasers as of April 1, 1893 is given.  Each lot holder has a date opposite his name, the earliest being Nov. 30, 1892.  all lots retained by Lichtenberger are marked in the table April 1, 1893, and these are the only lots thus dated.  In four months he has managed to sell five of the forty lots.  Not photographed for IU-Hi.  Catalgued by I. C. C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor, 26 Nov. 1951.

•·         VIII.23 New Map of Kentucky. 1852. Caption: “Map of Kentucky with new counties.  Geological Survey of Kentucky. Dr. D.D. Owen.”  30 ½ in. x 67 in., old linen backing, folding to quarto.  Personal copy of David Dale Owen.  Borders removed, perhaps by Owen himself, taking top of title, but leaving entire state of Kentucky intact, where he was state geologist, & leaving parts of Indiana and other border states, especially New Harmony, founded by his even more famous father Robert.  Information taken from letter from Goodspeed’s Book Shop offering the map for sale.


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•·         VIII.24 Map of Harmony Township, Posey County.  Richard Homer. 1851. Caption:  Map of Harmony Township, Posey county. 16 in. x 24 in.  MS backed on linen, black ink and red crayon, rivers in blue watercolor.  Land holders and roads noted.

•·         VIII.25 Map of New Harmony. 1858. Caption:  Map of New Harmony, 1858.  Presented to A.E. Fretageot by A. & A. Fretageot, Dec. 25, 1858.  18 x 20 in. MS in black ink.  Ownership of some lots marked. Covers original boundaries of town with the addition of the Westside of West St., north side of North St. and east side of East  St.

•·         VIII.26 Map of New Harmony in community days. Ca. 1925.  15×16 in.  Caption: New Harmony during community days and after.  Made for Caroline Dale Snedeker by Nora Fretageot.  Original in Caroline D. B. Allen Papers.  See Snedeker.  Map is photocopy.  A retrospective look at New Harmony 1824-1827 and a few years beyond.  Hand drawn and not to scale.  Several things such as Murphy Park came much after the community days.  Mrs. Snedeker published “Town of the Fearless” in 1932.  WMI librarian Nora Fretageot may have been supplying the map as background information.

•·         VIII.27 Travels of Thomas Say.  Undated.  18×22 in.  Black ink with routes taken by Say in blue and red crayon.  18×22 in. Eastern half of the U.S. and mid-west to Denver, CO.  Routes, important stops marked.  Small amount of anecdotal material.

•·         VIII.28 Map of Camp Morton and Environs. Ca.1860.  Caption: Map of Camp Mortion and vicinity.  Published by E. S. Thrall. Company E 60th Reg. I.V.M.  MS in black ink.  12 x 15 in. Donated by Thomas Mumford, Jr.

•·         VIII.29 Map of New Harmony and Environs. Ca. 1940.  MS pencil on cardboard. 24×28 in.  Location of streets, roads, and railroad tracks.  Probably done by Jesse Anderson.

•·         VIII.30 Posey County Land Use Map. 1940.  Photocopy.  Multiple pages (some duplicates). 

•·         VIII.31 Harmony Township, 1938. MS Black ink with blue and yellow crayon.  Cut into multiple pieces.  Shows some land ownership.

•·         VIII.32 New Harmony, Indiana.  Various dates.  42×44 in.  Photocopies.  Shows streets and buildings.  No annotations to denote street names or land ownership.  Set of eight maps.  The maps are for the years 1824, 1843, 1887, 1907, 1929, 1943, 1972, 1981.  Approximate scale:  34 in to 200 feet.

•·         VIII.33 Plat map of New Harmony and environs.  Ca. 1856.  Photocopies.  Two maps.  One of town with streets and lots marked.  One of land surrounding New Harmony with landowners noted.  Taken from the survey field note book of Moses and Thomas Jefferson Johnson.  The book of 125 pages is held in the Branigin Archive.  [Notebook with plat of New Harmony and surveys of tracts of land near New Harmony], 912.772.  Bar code: 1030495.


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•·         VIII. 34 New Harmony, Indiana.  Sanborn Map Co. 1888, 1893, 1899, 1907, Nov. 1929-Mar. 1943.  Photocopies.  Scale varies and is listed on maps.  Maps have keys and indexes.  Annotated with information for insurance purposes.  18×22 inches.  Jan. 1888 – 2 maps, Jan. 1893 – 2 maps, Feb. 1899 – 3 maps, Mar. 1907 – 4 maps, Nov. 1929 – 5 maps, Nov. 1929-Mar. 1943 – 6 maps.

•·         VIII.35 Gymnasium for New Harmony School Plans. 1923. Harry E. Boyle & co.  Photocopies.  4 sheets.  26×36 inches.

•·         VIII.36  New Harmony, Indiana Map.  24×36 inches. Ca. 1973.  Scale: 1 in. to 200 feet.  Streets and some locations marked.

•·         VIII.37  Coal Map of U.S. 1851.  Caption:  “United States Railway Map … with coal fields by David Dale Owen.  45×32 in.  Scale 1 inch to 10 miles.  “This rare map – David Dale Owen’s 1851 Coal Map of the U.S. was found in Shawneetown, IL ca. 1970.  The paper prepared for the Cincinnati investors goes with the map” Mary Lou Robson Fleming, donator of map.

•·         VIII. 38  New Harmony, Ind.-Ill. 1903.  U.S. Geological Survey.  3 copies. 16×20 in.  Scale: 1 in. to 1 mile.  Contour map.

•·         VIII.39  Map of Indiana.  1824.  Reproduction from Anthony Finley’s General Atlas published in 1824.  14×11 in.  Counties and Indian lands shaded.  Towns marked.

•·         VIII.40  World Aeronautical Chart (359) Wabash river.  1952.  22X30 in.

•·         VIII.41  Map of Posey County.  1925.  No scale.  Legend with symbols locating points of interest.  White ink on blue paper.  12×10 in.

•·         VIII.42  New Harmony Sewer Map.  1965. Caption: “Sanitary Sewer Layout for New Harmony, Indiana.  Ohio Valley Engineers. Preliminary Plate #1.  Trunk line and lateral sewers.  16×11 in. 8 copies.

•·         VIII.43  New Harmony, Indiana. 1961.  Published by New Harmony National Bank.  11×18 in.  Points of interest marked.  Mainly for tourists.  5 copies.

•·         VIII.44  New Harmony, Indiana in 1824.  Don Blair.  Caption: “As built by the Rappites, and occupied by them at the time of their departure.”  Copy.  Probably ca. 1970’s.  18×22 in.

•·         VIII.45  Principle Points of Interest in Historic New Harmony, Indiana – Home of the Golden Rain Tree.” ca.1960’s.  Caption:  “Tours and information available at the Library & Museum and the Barrett Gate House.”  22×16 in.  Mainly for tourists.

•·         VIII.46  Map and Scenes Depicting the Harmonist Era 1814-1824.  Published by the National Society of Colonial Dames in America in the state of Indiana.  1964.  Drawn by Don Blair.  Surrounding map are images of Harmonists and New Harmony.  22×18 in.

•·         VIII.47  Illustrated Historical Map of Posey Vanderburgh Warrick Counties before 1860.  Prepared by the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science for Our Country’s 200th Birthday.  1976.  Historic information surrounds the map.  28×30 cm.

•·         VIII.48  New Harmony, Indiana. 1975. Caption: “New Harmony, Indiana.  O Location of requested elevations.  Provide a minimum of 10 benchmarks. Kane & Carruth PC Mt. Kisco, New York. Scale: 1 in. to 200 ft.


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•·         VIII.49  New Harmony, Indiana Zoning Map 1 & 2. 1973.  Scale: 1 inch to 600 feet.  Prepared by Kane & Carruth.  Map 1 – 33×35 in., Map  2 – 36×30 in.

•·         VIII.50  Posey County Map and Business Directory. 1957. Map of Posey County surrounded by business listings.  36×24 in.

•·         VIII.51  New Harmony, Indiana. 1990. Street names listed.  Scale: 1 inch to 300 feet.  Donated by Jim Stinson.

•·         VIII.52  New Harmony, Indiana.  Water Works Improvements General Plan.  1974.  Scale 1 inch to 500 feet.  32×24 in.

•·         VIII.53  Road Map of Posey County, Indiana. Ca. 1990. Posey County Area Plan Commission.  Scale : 2 inches to 1 mile.  2 copies.  On one copy, roads are color coded perhaps by zip code.  56×36 in.  Donated by Jim Stinson.

•·         VIII.54  Aerial view of New Harmony. Ca. 1992.  18×24 in.  Donated by Jim Stinson.

•·         VIII.55  Indiana Highway Survey Commission Map of Posey County.  Predates Interstate 64.  No scale.  Legend.  Also penciled list of names in numbered lists on side.  Corresponding numbers penciled in on map where the persons listed live.  40×34 in.  Right edge slightly trimmed to fit in map drawer.

•·         VIII.56  Wabash River Valley form Terre Haute, Ind. To the Mouth in 13 Charts.  1914.  Army Core of Engineers.  Charts 1-5 with 1 being the southern most.  Scale and notes.  40×27 cm.


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•·         VIII.57 Sanborn Map of New Harmony. 1907. Sanborn Map Co. Original.  7 maps bound together.  34×20 in.  Scale: 1 inch to 50 feet.  Index, notes, key with color-coding.  Used for insurance purposes.

•·         VIII.58 Josiah Warren’s Printing Press.  Undated.  Caption:  Josiah Warren’s Simplified Printing Apparatus.  14×22 inches.  Penicled in in upper right corner:  “This copy to be attached to patent.

•·         VIII.59 Oil Map. Caption: “Plat Showing Sells Petroleum, Inc.  Elmer E. Elliott, Fee.  Sections 22 and 23 T.5S., R.14W. Posey County, Indiana.  July 11, 1947.  Earl E. Ferguson and Associates.  16×20 in.  Scale: 1 inch to 200 feet.

•·         VIII.60 Oil Map. Plat showing lease and Fee Ownership in part of T.5S., R.13W. Posey County, Indiana.  Dec. 27, 1946.  Earl E. Ferguson and Associates. 16×26 inches.  Scale: 1 inch to 1000 feet.

•·         VIII.61 Harmonie State Recreation Area.  Posey County, Indiana.  Deed Record Map.  1967.  Shows land ownership, 24×34 inches.  “Sent to Helen Elliott by Rep. Roger Zion.  1967.  See:  Elliott Family Papers (Helen Elliott Correspondence; re: Park)”

•·         VIII.62  Harmonie State Recreation Area.  Posey County, Indiana.  1971.  Existing and proposed improvements shown.  24×36 inches.

•·         VIII.63  Oil Map. “Plat Showing Survey Fractional West Half Section 23. T.5S., R.14W.  Posey County, Indiana. Feb. 19, 1946.  Earl E. Ferguson and Associates.  26×26 inches.  Scale: 1 inch to 200 ft.

•·         VIII.64.  Oil Map.  “Plat Showing Survey Fractional West Half Section 23 T.5S., R.14W.  Posey County, Indiana.  Earl E. Ferguson and Associates.  26×26 inches.  Nearly the same as 64 but showing changes over a several year period.  Nov. 19, 1947; Oct. 6, 1949; June 21, 1950; July27, 1950; Nov. 7, 1952.

•·         VIII.65  Map of Louisiana and Mississippi.  1838.  Originally folded into a 3×6 book.  Still partially folded.  Very fragile.

•·         VIII.66  Map of New Harmony by Caroline Dale Snedeker.  Part of the Caroline D. B. Allen Collection.  18×18 inches.  Not to scale.  Depicts historic era.

•·         VIII.67  Road map of Posey County.  1967.  18×24 cm.

•·         VIII.68  Black Township.  Posey County, Indiana.  1941.  Drawn by Conrad Kleinschmidt, Assessor of Black Township.  20×28 cm.

•·         VIII.68.5  Geological Lineament Map of the Vincennes Quadrangle, Indiana and Illinois.  1974.  Indiana Geological Survey





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•·         VIII. 69 Map of Grafton.  1864.  Drawn by J. W. Whitworth.  Grafton is no longer a town.  It was located along Big Creek south of New Harmony.  18×22 in.

•·         VIII.70  Map of Cynthiana.  1864.  Drawn by J. W. Whitworth.

•·         VIII.71  Map of New Baltimore, Bethel Township. 1864.  Drawn by J. W. Whitworth.  New Baltimore is no longer a town.  It was located north of New Harmony on the Wabash.  18×22 in.

•·         VIII.72  Map of Springfield. 1864. Drawn by J. W. Whitworth.  Springfield is no longer a town.  It was located near New Harmony to the south east. 18×22 in.

•·         VIII.73  Map of Paris or Stewartsville.  1864.  Drawn by J. W. Whitworth.  18×22 in.

•·         VIII.74  Map of Poseyville. 1864.  Drawn by J. w. Whitworth.  18×22 inches.  Caption: “Hugh Boyle, Dpty. Appraiser.”

•·         VIII.75  Maps showing land for sale in Point Township.  Caption:”Valuable land for sale belonging to the estate of Enoch R. James on Saturday 30th January 1864 at the court house in Mt. Vernon by H.P. Casselberry, Adm. The Ohio River.  The lands are south of Mt. Vernon near the Ohio River.  2 maps. 18×22 cm.  Portions of one map appear to be missing.

•·         VIII.76  Blueprints for Black River Bridge.  3 pages.  Damaged.  24×36 inches.  The bridge crosses the Black River near the town of Griffin.


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•·         VIII.78 Blueprints for Murphy Auditorium.  30×36 in.

•·         VIII.79  Aerial views of Mt. Vernon, Indiana and environs.  No date.  5 photographs. 4 are 25×26 in. 1 is 24×30 in.

•·         VIII.80  Reproduction of the Wallrath Weingartner Map.  Original at Old Ecomony, PA.  Map of New Harmony 1814-1825.  Key to map with translation from German.

•·         VIII.81  Map of New Harmony in Posey County Ind. when property was sold 1825 by George Rapp to Robert Owen.  Sketch by Harry O. Garman consulting engineer, 1939.  This sketch appears to be a sketch of an older map.  The numbers correspond to a key handwritten by John Duss presented in 1910.  Therefore, Duss’ key and two transcriptions of the key are stored with the map.

•·         VIII.82  Plan of Labyrinth.  Probably drawn by David Schnee.  9×8 inches.  Photograph of drawing by Homer Fauntleroy of Labyrinth with detail of the block house and the individual blocks. 1921.  9×7 inches.


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•·         VIII.83  Catrine Cotton Mills, Glasgow.  Plans.  Ca. 1947.  The mill was built in 1787 and dismantled in 1947.  39×26 cm.

•·         VIII.84  Map of the coal formations in Tennessee by Gerard Troost, geologist to the state.  3 photocopies.

•·         VIII.85  Aerial view of Wabash River at New Harmony.  No date.

•·         VIII.86 Map.  1942 Proposed cutoff of Wabash River by White County Bridge Commission. Constructed ca. 1943.  Shows proposed excavation to affect the channel of the river and prevent washout of bridge piers.

•·         VIII 86  1807 Land survey of Posey county.  Photocopies

•·         VIII 87  1894 Plans for Charles Chardwick house hand drawn by George Beal.

•·         VIII.88  [n.d.]  Early geological map of England.  Accompanying note states it is hand drawn and colored.

•·         VIII.90               1958.  Aerial maps of Baldwin Farm [4]

•·         VIII.91   Map of New Harmony 1824 by William Pickering [2 photocopies]

•·         VIII.93               Bound 1929 Sandborn maps

•·         VIII.94               Map accompanying a master plan for development of the town and environs done in 1968.  Accompanying book B SC 7811.4 PLA and large maps suitable for presentation housed in Branigin Archive.  (3 copies)



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•·         VIII.77 24 original maps of New Harmony by blocks mounted on cloth, number-coded according to master code.  Sanborn Map Company map of Nov. 1929 was used as a model.  Part of the Vreeland collection.

•·         VIII.89  1899 Sanborn Insurance map.  Entire town on one large sheet.  In tube.

•·         VIII.92 Army Corp of Engineers Map of the Wabash prepared for Harmony on the Wabash Exhibit.

•·         VIII.95  Map and profile of the Eastern Division of the Southern Cross Railroad extending from Mt. Carmel to Fairfield.  Alton and Mt. Carmel Railroad Car Depot at Alton. Plans for building. 1839