CAROLINE DALE BALDWIN ALLEN PAPERS
Cataloged by Josephine M. Elliott
The papers of Caroline Dale Baldwin Allen (Mrs. Bewley) were given to the New Harmony Workingmen’s Institute by her family after the settlement of her estate in 1991. They consist of 32 legal-size Hollinger document cases, 1 regulation size Hollinger storage box, a board game published in 1805, map, books.
The collection is available to researchers in accordance with the Workingmen’s Institute rules for the use of manuscripts.
Caroline Dale Stillwell (1810-1983)
Great great granddaughter of Robert Owen, through David Dale Owen branch and 4 greats granddaughter of John Campbell of the Bank. Married Mr. George W. Field, Mr. Louis Powe Baldwin and Mr. Bewley Allen. 2 adopted children from the Field marriage. 4 children from the Baldwin marriage. Mrs. Allen’s consuming interest was her family history which resulted in this collection and the book, Look to the Distaff.
The Caroline Dale Baldwin Allen Papers contain the records of at least nine generations of Owens, Campbells, and Dales. They consist of correspondence and personal papers, legal and business documents; much genealogical material; travel information; travel journals and diaries; writings, speeches, slide presentations of places visited; tapes and slides; photographs (a large collection of R. Owen pictures) of family and friends; original sketches by Owen family members. Dates covered range form the 1805 Board Game and 1804 original naval prints to letters written by Mrs. Allen in fall 1983 within weeks of her death. The documents are arranged according to creator, subject matter, type and date.
This manuscript collection consists in general of two basic sections: one, Mrs. Allen’s papers connected with her various trips in search of her ancestors, and second, the Xeroxes of the persons whose papers she has gathered together.
A number of themes are to be found in the first section: Mrs. Allen’s visits to, and participation in, the activities of New Harmony during the years 1923-1981; trips to England (1971); her Scottish search for ancestors and relatives by way of correspondences and visits to Scotland. All of the above were subjects for her writings, speeches, and slide presentations.
The papers collected together in the second section are the result of Mrs. Allen’s labors in the production of her book, Look to the Distaff, published by her family posthumously. It is as the sub-title states, “a record of nine generations of a family line, (Campbell, Dale, Owen),” revealed through the correspondence and papers of Robert Owen, his family and descendants, their friends and others. The greater part of these papers are not originals but Xerox copies, sometimes accompanied by transcriptions, of collections owned privately or by public institutions. With the exception of what Mrs. Allen called the Marshall Papers, all the other collections are fully and professionally processed.
The nomenclature used by Mrs. Allen for the various manuscript collections is no longer correct. The abbreviations she used which appear on the Xeroxed copies, the full name of the collection, and the correct ownership follow.
A good part of this collection is made up of Xerox copies from various individuals and public repositories. The Workingmen’s Institute has no authority over copied material it does not own. Therefore, it cannot allow researchers to Xerox such papers. This may only be done with permission of the owner.
Notes may be taken, as well as very brief verbatim statements. Consult the archivist who has the authority to examine the notes.
Errors of fact are committed throughout this collection. This is particularly true of the information passed on by the grandchildren and great grandchildren of Robert Owen, and accepted as true by Mrs. Allen. Students are urged not to accept family tales without adequate investigation first.
Correspondence Concerning this Collection, 1974-1991 (1 folder)
Manuscript Collections Involved in this Collection indexed by Caroline Allan and where located. (6 folders)
Correspondence and Personal Papers
1. Correspondence – 1968-1974, 1970-1971
2. Personal Papers, 1971
3. Thomas Correspondence, 1970-1971 – “Robert Owen Among Us”
4. Proposed publications: “Robert Owen and his Family” “The Dragon, The Eagles, and the Raintree.” One copy of “Robert Owen…” is corrected by John F.C. Harrison. See also Writings Section
5. Bicentennial Miscellany, 1968-1971 – Contains some Bicentennial Bulletins
6. Robert Owen articles, 1945-1976, undated
7. Scrapbook of Bicentennial Events – U.K. & World Tour (Placed on shelf, not in box)
New Harmony – United States
New Harmony Conference, Oct. 15-16, 1971
Correspondence, conference kit, speeches, photos of descendants (3 folders)
1. Running Diary – Journal I, 1969-1974 — loose-leaf notebook hand-written in ink and typed 104 plus 18 pages. 18×25 cm. Some subjects: Meeting with Prof. S. Goto, Feb. 1969, New York, sponsored by Jane B. Owen; search for Owen-Fauntleroy papers with cousin Elliot William St. John Marshall, April-May 1969; requests to Yale University seeking help editing papers, May 1969; Catskill trip; Mary (Peggy) Owen and her papers, 1970-1974; Owen celebration in New Harmony, Oct. 1971 accompanying folder of loose papers. (2 folders)
2. Shigeru Goto’s visits, Feb. 1969, Jan. 1970 correspondence, Tanka poem, photographs, clippings (1 folder)
3. Journal IV, vol. 1, Jan.-March 1970, bound volume handwritten in ink, 391 pp., 12×16.5 cm., Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore and Ceylon, accompanying folder of loose papers and separate folder on Ceylon. (3 folders)
4. Journal IV, vol. 2, March-April 1970, bound volume, handwritten in ink, 396 p., 13×19 cm., Bangalore, Bombay, Udaipur, Agra, New Delhi, Chandigarb, accompanying folder of loose papers. (2 folders)
5. Correspondence, January-April 1970
6. Journal IV, vol. 3, April-June 1970, bound volume, handwritten in ink, 241 p., 12×20 cm. Chandgarb cont., New Delhi (cont.), Teheran, Shiraz, Persepolis, Isfahan (Beirut, Istanbul, Frankfort en route), London, Glasgow, Newtown (Wales), NYC, accompanying folder of loose papers (1 folder)
7. Address Books: World Tour, 1970, Multi-ring notebook, 10.5×16 cm., indexed by CDB Allen, handwritten in ink; Great Britain, 1971, Multi-ring notebook, indexed by CDB Allen, 11×16 cm., handwritten in ink, Great Britain and home, multi-ring notebook, 11×16 cm., indexed by CDB Allen, handwritten in ink. (1 folder)
8. Tapes and transcriptions of British trip, 1973, three-ring notebook, 19×25 cm., handwritten in ink. (1 folder)
9. Bill for art objects (1 folder)
Visits to Scotland; correspondence with people Mrs. Allen contacted re family searches (Campbell, Dale, Owen, etc.) most of whom were initially unknown to her; correspondence before and following visits; tourist information; much historical material on Scotland (John Campbell of the Bank, the Argyl Clan) which was used by Mrs. Allen for her section on Scotland in her book Look to the Distaff.
1. Correspondence and Visits – Individuals and Places (3 folders)
Largely similar in nature to part 1 with more informative material and many Xeroxes. Less processing has been done to this portion of the collection. These folders contain mainly correspondence and are essentially as Mrs. Allen left them.
· House of Argyl and the collateral branches of the clan Campbell, 1871, Xerox copy
· John Campbell of the Bank, “Leaves from the diary of Colin Campbell of Armaddie” – correspondence, Xeroxes
· James Campbell, Earl of Loudoun – correspondence, Xeroxes
· Taymouth Castle: Black Book of Taymouth; “Queen Victoria’s Visit” –Xeroxes
· Documents relating to the lands of Campbells of Lawers, 1546-1618 –typescripts
· Campbell, Earl of Breadalane, 1745-1764, Xeroxes
· “Carol’s History Holiday”, Sept. 29-Dec., 1966, pictures of K.D. Owen and daughter Caroline
· W. Aitken, Provost of Stewarton, 1973-1982
· Claud Alexander of Bellochmyle, 1968-1982
· Allastair Campbell of Aird, 1977-1981
· Colin Campbell of Aberuchill, tour Guide, 1968-1983
· I. H. MacDonald, Stewarton Hist. Society, 1982-1985, copy of Mrs. Allen’s article on “David Dale of Stewarton.”
· David Maitland – Titterton, 1967-1980
· Nexinson, Isabel and John, 1967-1980
· Royal Bank of Scotland, 1966-1967
· David Scott-Morcrieff, 1968-1983
· Ken Short, Chamberlain of Argyl, 1977-1982
· W. A. Smith, Provost of Inverness, 1973
· Thomas Taylor of Gryve, 1972-1982
(Allen’s own list of published works) (1 folder)
1. Carol D. B. Allen’s visits to New Harmony. 1960-1974
· Visits to various events in New Harmony sponsored by numerous individuals and organizations (1 folder)
· Views and estimates of Jane B. and Kenneth D. Owen
· May 1960 dedication of the Shrine (Later Roofless Church)
· 1968 visits – changes since 1960
· Bicentennial celebration, Oct. 1971 –( a one-sided account because the Owen family had no part in the planning or arranging, no mention was made of the people and organizations that put on the celebration and did the work: Harmonie Associates, Indiana State University – Evansville, and the persons officially connected with these organizations, many of whom were townspeople – Josephine Elliott.
· Oct. 1974 opening of the New Harmony Inn, transcription of Jane Owen’s taped speech recognizing Evans Woolen, Ralph Schwarz and workers.
2. Destined Persuasions, New Harmony: A Spot in Time, They Loved New Harmony, 1923-1976 – [all three titles have been used for this work] “… personal, subjective … sentimental account of New Harmony – mostly Owen familes’ New Harmony. It is a pastiche, made up of five generations of family accounts handed down to me.” Detailed listing in 1st folder. First three folders are in some sort of organization and loosely dated. Last two folders contain duplicates of some sections. (5 folders)
3. Your Affectionate Father, Robert Owen, 1969-1971 – The letters of Robert Owen written to his daughter Jane Dale Owen Fauntleroy: correspondence re publishing the letters, the complete text, portions of the text. (3 folders)
4. Speeches and Writings
· “The Fearless Men at New Lanark” 2 copies
· “The Crisis of Robert Owen’s New Lanark Revisited”, 1969, 2 copies
· “Owen Collection Trove”, first draft
· A slide presentation: Excerpt form Arthur Grimm’s “There are still flowers about … sown by Owen”, 1972
5. Speeches and Writings for Bicentennial
· “The Dragon The Eagles and the Raintrees”, 1969, 3 copies, one fully illustrated (1 folder)
· “The ‘News’ of Robert Owen and his Family” (1 folder)
· “Robert Owen Yesterday and Today”
· “Riding Robert Owen’s Coattails”
· “Flyin Around on Robert Owen’s Caottails”, 1973, slide talk
[all above are transcripts]
· David Dale of Stewarton, Etcetera, pub. 1973
6. Scottish Writings
· A Highland Quest, 1966-1978, complete text (1 folder)
· “Barcaldine Castle” 2 xerox copies (1 folder)
· Miscellany for A Highland Quest and “Popular Legends and Stories Pertaining to the Clan Campbell” (1 folder)
· Correspondence, 1978 and booklet “I Visit Inverary Castle, 1978
· “The Argyl Campbells” from Look to the Distaff (1 folder)
· Re Campbell Clan (1 folder)
7. Books and Poems for Children
· From a Singing Heart: Verses of Childhood, with illustrations, original and Xerox (1 folder)
· Evocations of Childhood, 19 poems, Xerox
8. Look to the Distaff Manuscripts
· First draft and pre-run
· Edited copy
· Copy edited after Mrs. Allen’s death
· Tapes (Located in Box 18)
1. mainly 1965 – interviews with Louise Crawford, N.H. recollections, history of Owen memorabilia; interview with Joyce Mann, governess of K.D. Owen children and hostess of his home, the Laboratory in N.H.
2. 1974 – Ralph Schwarz tour of N.H.; Pop’s birthday party
3. 1974, April 18 and 18 – dinner at Mumford home – Tom, Tish, Florence Tanner, Nan Ford, Ralph Schwarz; Jane Owen’s birthday party April 18
4. 1974, April 20 and 21 – concert at Thrall’s ; dedication of Waddam’s Chapel
5. 1974 – April 19 – documents and memorabilia committee; Farewell luncheon at Red Geranium, Ralph Schwarz tour of Deep Creek Farm
· Miscellaneous: Goto’s visit; Allen’s trip to India
· New Harmony Views, 1950-1970
· World Tour: Japan, Taiwan, Jan.-Feb, 1970
· World Tour: India, Mar. April, 1970
· World Tour: India, Ceylon, April 1970
· World Tour: Album of trip to Bombay, April 1970
(These photographs have been sorted but not arranged. Prints and negatives do not always match.)
2. Portraits of Robert Owen
(Lists of pictures of Owen owned or viewed by C.D.B. Allen. All of the items in this collection are photographic copies; only the first two are originals)
· Oil portrait on ivory, artist and date are unknown, Mrs. Allen inherited from Mary (Peggy) Owen
· Daguerrotype, print and negative, photographer and date unknown
· Medallion J. Leverotti of bust by J.S. DeVille, 1822
· Water color, Mary Ann Knight, c. 1829, National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
· Portrait, Auguste Hervieu, 1829, Cincinnati
· Oil portrait, artist and date unknown, owned by Eleanor Stone Perenyi
· Black crayon drawing, Rembrandt Peale, 1833, London, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
· Oil Portrait on wood, W. H. Brooks, 1834, National Portrait Gallery, London, also copy of a steel engraving by H.T. Ryall
· Lithograph published in Manchester, England, 1840
· Silhouette, Auguste Edouart, Birmingham, 1838, University of London Library
· Lithograph L. or E.A.R., date unknown
· Oil portrait, John Cranch, 1845, Washington, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis
· Oil portrait, J. Comerford, date unknown
· Paste medallion, “Miss” Beach, 1840s
· Engraving printed by William Farquahar, 1856, negative
· Crayon drawing, Sam Bough[?] 1857 [?]
· Oil portrait, artist and date unknown, owned by Gourock Rope Work, Greenock
· Wax medallion, artist and date unknown, lost in Baldwin fire, in 1965
· Photograph, photographer and date unknown
· Bronze full-length statue, Robert Owen Memorial Part, Newtown, Wales
· Anne Caroline Dale Owen (Mrs. Robert Owen)
· David Dale and Family, two Dale sisters: Mary Dale Stuart and Jane Maxwell Dale
· Mary Campbell, wife of Alexander Campbell, daughter of John of the Bank (framed)
4. Photographs of Community Personages
Maclure, Say, R.D. Owen, Dr. Murphy
5. Photographs of People, Places, Events
· People – Mainly older generations of the Owen family and friends, townspeople, some unidentified. Arranged alphabetically. (5 folders)
· Places – Harmonist buildings, Owen family dwellings, New Harmony buildings, street scenes (includes rare West Street view looking north); Owen family chest of drawers in No.2 given to the State by Carol Baldwin Allen for N.H. Memorial Commission. (3 folders)
· Events – Fauntleroy Home and Women’s Federated Clubs
6. Photographs of Drawings
· Giraffe Femelle, ca. 1827, Paris
· 13th c. Madonna (icon), letter and article, 1928 and 1948
· Portrait of a Young Man – perhaps by Raphael Sanzio
7. Originals – Drawings and Prints (4 folders)
· 5 pencil sketches of Community people, unidentified, artists unknown
· 2 views, one of New Harmony, one by Constance Runcie, Xerox copies
· 6 naval engagements between British and French Napoleonic fleets, 1804-1809
· 1 Cormorants Cave, Staffa, 1817
· 4 views of Hofwyl, Switzerland and environs, Pergignon, Leopold, del., Maillet, Masquetier, engrave
· 4 engravings made for 1852 geological report by D. D. Owen
· Game Board: “Science in Sport, or The Pleasures of Natural Philosophy”, publ. 1805 “For Master Dale Owen and Master Richard Owen”, 72×56 cm. Print, negative, 2 photostats; negative and Photostat of recipient’s names. Cataloged as XVI.18 and placed in the Oversized Manuscript Case.
The remainder of the documents in this collection consist largely of the correspondence and papers of Robert Owen, his family and descendants, their friends and others. With some exceptions they are Xerox copies made from originals in numerous collections. Source of the documents is generally indicated. The arrangement is alphabetical by last name and chronological within the folder. In may instances the correspondence is two-sided.
Correspondence to Constance F. Runcie, 1861-1910, ALS Xeroxes, personal papers, 1844- post 1911, biographies, memberships and honors, articles, photos, ownership of portraits
Miscellaneous – Slides – Slides, preface to slide speeches and slide lists are housed in storage box. Caution: Numerous errors of identifications and other mistakes. Lists do not mach and the arrangement of slides which was not disturbed. See accompanying sheet in Slide Lists folder.
Concordance to the Holy Scripture by the Rev. John Brown of Haddington London, 1816. Owen book plate; signature: A. C. Owen – could be Anne Caroline Owen (Mrs. Robert Owen).
Mary Bolton’s bridal slippers.
Mrs. William Owen’s frames (empty)
Thirty-seven books were donated. They have been cataloged into Ahtena (OPAC) and are part of the collection of the WMI.
Butt, John. Robert Owen, Prince of Cotton Spinners. 1971
Carmony & Elliott. New Harmony, Indiana: Robert Owen’s Seedbed for Utopia. 1980
Cheyney, Edward. A Short History of England. 1919
Cole, Margaret. Robert Owen of New Lanark. 1953
Coward, Robert & Hester, eds. Catalog of David Demares Banta Indiana Collection. 1965
Elliott, Josephine M., ed. Robert Dale Owen’s Travel Journal. 1827. 1977
Elliott, Josephine M., ed. To Holland and To New Harmony … 1939. 2 copies
Fenton, Carroll and Mildred. Giants of Geology. 1952
Hamy, E.T. Travels of the Naturalist Charles A. Lesueur … tres. Milton Haber. 1968
Hendrickson, Walter. David Dale Owen. 1943
Holloway, Mark. Heavens on Earth. 1966
Inlow, William D. “The Indiana Physician as Geologist and Natrualist.” Indiana Magazine of History. March 1960, LVI, No.1, 1-35.
Johnston & Hand. Trustees and the Officers of Purdue University 1865-1940. Archives of Purdue No.1 Nov. 1940
Leonard, Manning. Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Ssolman Leonard… n.d.
Leopold, Richard. Robert Dale Owen. 1969 (1940)
Lobdell, Helen. Thread of Victory. 1963
Lockridge, Ross. The Old Fauntleroy Home. 1939
Morton, A. L. The Life and Ideas of Robert Owen. 1962
Newton & Treat. Outline for Review English History. 1929
Owen, William. Diary of _____. 1906. 2 copies
Pitzer & Elliott. New Harmony’s Fourth of July Tradition. 1976
Podmore, Frank. Robert Owen A Biography. 1907. 2 vol.
Pollard & Salt. Robert Owen: Prophet of the Poor. 1971. Proof copy
Priestly, J. B. The Price of Pleasure. 1969
Rabb, Kate Milner. A Tour Through Indiana in 1840. 1920
Robinson & Breasted. History of Europe. 1920
Shumaker, Arthur. A History of Indiana Literature. 1962
Snedeker, Caroline Dale. Town of the Fearless. 1931
Terrell, W.H.H. Indiana in the War of the Rebellion. Reprint 1960
Wilson, William E. The Angel and the Serpent. 1964
Young, Marguerite. Angel in the Forest. 1945
Sir Bernard Burke. Family Index. 1976
The General Armory. 1884
Landed Gentry. 1972
Chicago Manual of Style. 1982