New Harmony V is made up of bound personal papers. They range in time from 1795 to the early 1900s. They vary in type including notebooks, diaries, account books, scrapbooks, weather records and manuscripts. These books are collected in this series because they are not part of a larger collection.
Also included in Series V is the Caroline Dale Park Snedeker Collection. It is placed here mainly due to the fact that a good portion of the collection is made up of the manuscripts of Snedeker’s popular children’s books.
Also included in this collection are two folders of autographs of famous people, mostly authors. As the autographs are usually attached to letters that have no place in the New Harmony Correspondence or any other collections, they are placed with Series V.
V.v.1 1795 Samuel Dransfield,1782-1845. School notebook. 20 cm. 161 p.
V.v.2 1877-1885 Frank D. Bolton, Attorney. Account book of estates. 20 cm. Unpaged.
V.v.3 1819 [John Beal ?]. Account of trip in England and to America. 20 cm. Unpaged.
V.v.4 1861 and 1864-65 William Baldwin. Civil War diary, 1861. Manufacturing account, 1864-5. Includes various children’s drawings.
V.v.5 1824-1833 Joseph Fauntleroy. Letter book. 30 cm. 77 p.
V.v.6 1824-1833 Joseph Fauntleroy. Letter book. Transcription.
V.v.6.5 1871-1872 George Wheatcroft Journal and notes
V.v.7 1895 Francis D. Bolton. Autobiography. 20 cm. Paging varies. Includes two typed transcriptions.
V.v8 1863-1865 John Cooper. Records of rents and expenditures of Robert Henry Fauntleroy, 1863-1865. 18 cm. 20 p.
V.v.9 1881-1882 Edward Murphy. Travel journal. 24 cm. [5-73 p.]
1902 Duclos, Victor. Recollections. 24 cm. [74-97]
V.v.10 1855-1857 Edward Murphy. Weather records. 25 cm. Unpaged.
V.v.11 1874 Dr. Lewis Wilson Highman. Account book. 29 cm. 113 p.
V.v.12 1835-1838 William Michaux. List of notes due, 27 April 1835 – 22 July 1838. 30 cm.  p.
V.v.13 1928-1940 Mrs. Samuel H. Hill (Fanny Mumford Hill) and Louise P. Hill. Robert Owen Memorial Museum scrapbook. 34 cm. No pagination.
V.v.14 1867 Dr. Edward Murphy. Travel journal. 22 cm. 146 p.
V.v.15 1912-1917 Morris Birkbeck Pote. Street sprinkling accounts and feeding bills. 30 cm. 382 p.
V.v.16 1877 Thomas N. Pritchard. Inventory and sale of personal estate. 30 cm. Unpaged.
V.v.17 1964-1890 Dr. Edward Murphy. Day book. 38×16 cm. 263 p.
V.v.18 1925-1934 Mary Truscott. Egg diary. Includes observations on weather, lists of deaths and important events. 28 cm. 88 p.
V.v.19 ca.1802-1825 William Maclure. Diaries and notes. 20 volumes contained in three boxes. Volumes 1-12 are in box 1 (v.19).
V.v.20 ca.1802-1825 William Maclure. Diaries and notes. 20 volumes contained in three boxes. Volumes 1-12 are in box 1 (v.19). Volumes 13-20 are in box 2 (v.20).
V.v.22 ca.1880 E. S. Thrall. Library index. 28 cm. Unpaged.
V.v.23 1861-1862 Charles W. Truscott. Civil War diary. 17 cm. Unpaged.
V.v.29 ca. 1860 – 1920 Autographs. 1 box.
Included are: John A. Logan with a Civil War Confederate clipping and an 1864 Union ticket (presidential), Theodore Dreiser, George Ade, Elbert Hubbard, Charles Dickens, Lew Wallace, William Jennings Bryan, Ida M. Tarbell, David Warfield, James Whitcomb Riley, Joaquin Miller, George Lockwood, George Rowse, Lorado Taft, Daniel Chester French.
V.v.30 ca.1923 Esther Fay Shover. Notes and drafts of a thesis on New Harmony. 1 box. Includes correspondence, notes and drafts. Subjects include: Scientists and teachers of New Harmony, Rappite, Owenite and present communities.
V.v.31 1837-1914 Author unknown. Account book written in German. Third page contains data on unknown German family. 29 cm. Unpaged.
Caroline Dale Park Snedeker Collection (v. 32-36)
Caroline Dale Parke Snedeker, a descendant of Robert Owen, achieved a considerable literary success as a writer of young people’s books, many of them with New Harmony backgrounds. In 1935 she gave several of her manuscripts to the Working Men’s Institute. Her niece, Mrs. Caroline Baldwin Allen presented others twice, in 1967 and 1976. In 2003 the children of Mrs. Allen presented two more manuscripts. These approximately 27 literary manuscripts, many of them autobiographical and unpublished have been assembled, listed, and stored.
V.v.32 Guide to the Collection
Miscellaneous autobiographical pieces
(Box 1) Archdeacon Grautty becomes a bishop
Brave queen of Greece
The inconvenient gift
The community tree (poem)
The first Helen Hay
The first rose
How “Silent night” came to New Harmony
Joseph Neef, my Alsatian great-grandfather
New Harmony pageant
V.v.33 Seth Way
(Box 2) Orlando (not by Snedeker)
Trilobite Door (Horn Book)
Various Horn Book editions with articles by Snedeker
V.v.34 The beckoning road
V.v.35 Downright Dency
V.v.36 Uncharted ways
V.v. 37 ca.1960’s Snively and Furbee. Manuscript of Satan’s Ferrymen. 1 box.
V.v.38 ca.1850’s Julian Dale Owen. 4 school notebooks. 15×20 cm. Unpaged. Mostly math and in German, these were done when he was a student in Stuttgart, Germany.