March 22, 2009
New Harmony Series XVI – Oversized Items
April 30, 2009

New Harmony Series VIII – Oversize Case




VIII.1.1          Posey County Agricultural Society Diplomas, 1873, Awarded to Fretageot family members


VIII.1.2          Posey County Agricultural Society Premium List, Fourth Annual Fair, 7-9 October 1862


VIII.1.3          Posey County Agricultural Society Premium List, Sixth Annual Fair, 27-30 September 1864


VIII.1.4          Poster reproduction of “Catalogue of Garden, Grass, Herb, Flower, Tree & Shrub-seeds, Flower Roots, Etc.,” Bernard McMahon Seedsman, 1830, Reproduced at Old Economy Village, 1993


VIII.1.5          Hyde’s Threshing Machine Advertisement, 1828, Printed at New Harmony Gazette office.  Demonstration of the thresher at Community House No. 3


VIII.1.6          Cornmeal Bag, 25 lb. Bolted White Corn Meal, George Couch & Sons Mill, New Harmony, Indiana


VIII.1.7          Chevaux Dans La Prairie (Horses of the Prairie) B&W Print


VIII.1.8          Instructions to Voters Poster, ca. 1930s.  Found during 2008 restoration of Ribeyre Gymnasium; donated by Donald Williams  (Old ballot boxes found with poster given to town clerk)


VIII.1.9          Board Game, “Science in Sport, or The Pleasures of Natural Philosophy,” 1805, inscribed, “For Master [Robert] Dale Owen and Master Richard Owen” From the Caroline Dale Baldwin Allen Collection





VIII.2.1          Artist’s rendition of Robert Owen’s [proposed, but never built] Community at New Harmony, IN.  Stedman Whitwell, architect, No. 67 of 500.  Reproduction of original held in Library of Congress.


VIII.2.2          Bird’s Eye View of Mt. Vernon, IN, 1881, Reproduction.  Streets and important places named “Shakertown Visits New Harmony” Poster, Sponsored by Harmony Associates, 7 March 1981


VIII.2.3          Poster of Lesueur Exhibits at LeHavre and elsewhere in France, December, 1987


VIII.2.4          Two Posters, “The Town of New Lanark,” reproductions of 1825 print – one color (No. 53) and one B&W, un-numbered


VIII.2.5          Tourist poster for Historic New Lanark, color


VIII.2.6          St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Festival of Music Poster, New Harmony, IN, Fourth Season, 7 – 15 August 1981


VIII.2.7          Rafinesque Bicentennial Birthday Celebration color poster



VIII.2.8          Shakertown Visits New Harmony poster, 7 March 1981


VIII.2.9          Samuel Arthur Probate Will, 12 March 1874, written in England





VIII.3.1          Golden Troupe broadsides, New Harmony performances


VIII.3.2          Bella Llewellyn Broadside


VIII.3.3          White (Theater Troupe) Broadsides


VIII.3.4          White & Golden broadsides


VIII.3.5          Golden Troupe portrait prints





VIII.4.1          The Two Orphans poster


VIII.4.2          Adamless Eden poster


VIII.4.3          Behind the Scenes in Washington poster


VIII.4.4          The New York Clipper single newspaper pages – 53 items of “Theater in America” – 1890-1891


VIII.4.5          The New Harmony Register – Theater and Theatricals in New Harmony


VIII.4.6          The Uniontown Appeal newspaper, 11 June 1868


VIII.4.7          Forget Me Not Color Poster


VIII.4.8          The Planter’s Wife poster


VIII.4.9          Verdun Road to YMCA Canteen poster (Frances Golden – WWI)


VIII.4.10        YMCA – America’s Over-There Theater League poster (Frances Golden – WWI)


VIII.4.11        Western Battle Fields map 6 September 1914 (Frances Golden – WWI)





VIII.5.1          Golden Troupe broadsides printed, but not necessarily performed in Indiana






VIII.6.1          Golden Troupe broadsides – performances by state


VIII.6.2          Golden Troupe broadsides – performances locations unknown


VIII.6.3          Golden Troupe broadsides – Academy of Music performances, various locations


VIII.6.4          Broadsides for theater performances not Golden Troupe





VIII.7.1          Golden Troupe programs and advertisements


VIII.7.2          New Harmony various theatrical performance broadsides – 1872, 1879, 1880, 1888


VIII.7.3          New Harmony Benefit for Union Soldiers broadside


VIII.7.4          New Harmony Benefit Concert for Brass Band broadside


VIII.7.5          New Harmony Theater – variety of broadsides – 1859-1876


VIII.7.6          Miscellaneous Playbills & Programs – NOT New Harmony



Drawer 8 – Aerial Photographs


VIII.8.1          Five aerial views of Mt. Vernon, Indiana and environs, September and October 1958.


VIII.8.2          Baldwin Farms, Posey County, three aerial views, 1958.


VIII.8.3          Wabash River at New Harmony, aerial view, 3 June 1938.


VIII.8.4          Aerial view of New Harmony. Ca. 1992.  18×24 in.  Donated by Jim Stinson.


VIII.8.5          Aerial view of New Harmony. 28 September 1953




Drawer 9 – Sanborn maps


VIII.9.1          Sanborn Map of New Harmony, IN, 1907.  Sanborn Map Co. Original and one photocopy.  7 maps bound together.  34×20 in.  Scale: 1 inch = 50 feet.  Index, notes, key with color-coding.  Used for insurance purposes.


VIII.9.2          Sanborn Maps of New Harmony, IN.  November 1929 original with 1943 updates; 1929 photocopies updated in 1930 and 1945.


VIII.9.3          Sanborn Maps of New Harmony, IN.  Photocopies of 1888, 1893, 1899.  Scale varies and is listed on maps.  Maps have keys and indexes.  Annotated with information for insurance purposes.  18×22 inches.


VIII.9.4          Sanborn Maps of New Harmony, IN.  Copies, few details, paper on linen, undated.  Vreeland Collection


VIII.9.5          1899 Sanborn Insurance map.  Entire town on one large sheet.  In tube, left side of oversize case.



Drawer 10 – New Harmony Maps


VIII.10.1        New Harmony, IN-IL, 1903.  U.S. Geological Survey. 16×20 in.  Scale = 1 in./ 1 mile; contour map.


VIII.10.2        New Harmony, IN, 1961.  Published by New Harmony National Bank.  11×18 in.  Points of interest marked.  Mainly for tourists.


VIII.10.3        Principal Points of Interest in Historic New Harmony, IN – Home of the Golden Rain Tree. ca.1960s.  Caption:  “Tours and information available at the Library & Museum and the Barrett Gate House.”  22×16 in.  Mainly for tourists.


VIII.10.4        Map of New Harmony, Posey County, IN 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.  (Not entirely accurate)


VIII.10.5        New Harmony, 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.10.6        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. 2 copies.


VIII.10.7        Reproduction of the Wallrath Weingartner Map.  Original at Old Ecomony, PA.  Map of New Harmony 1814-1825.  4 copies – 2 original; 2 Duss.  Key to map with translation from German.


VIII.10.8        Map of New Harmony 1824 by William Pickering. 3 copies


VIII.10.9        Map of 1942 Proposed cutoff enlargement of Wabash River at New Harmony 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.10.10      Map of New Harmony, IN, 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. = 200 ft.


VIII.10.11      Map of New Harmony, IN.  24×36 in., ca. 1973.  Scale: 1 in. = 200 feet.  Streets and some locations marked.

VIII.10.12      Map of New Harmony, Indiana, 28 in. x 22 in., undated, scale:  1 in. = 200 ft.






Drawer 11 – Cemetery Maps


VIII.11.1        Maple Hill Cemetery map, New Harmony, undated, 4 pages


VIII.11.2        Maple Hill Cemetery map, New Harmony, 1961, 4 pages


VIII.11.3        Maple Hill Cemetery map, New Harmony, undated, 15 pages


VIII.11.4        Maple Hill Cemetery map, New Harmony, undated, 4 pages


VIII.11.5        Stewartsville, Indiana, Cemetery map, 1986


VIII.11.6        Large map of Maple Hill, New Harmony, 1887, in tube, side of oversize case.


VIII.11.7        Maple Hill Cemetery map, New Harmony, 1937, rolled, left side of oversize case


VIII.11.8        Maple Hill Cemetery map, New Harmony, 1950, rolled, left side of oversize case


VIII.11.9        Maple Hill Cemetery map, New Harmony, 1963, rolled, left side of oversize case


VIII.11.10      Maple Hill Cemetery map, New Harmony, undated, rolled, left side of oversize case



Drawer 12 – New Harmony and Posey County Maps


VIII.12.1        Map of Posey County, IN, 1825 March 10.  No caption, date in lower right-hand corner: “Harmonie the 10 Merz  1825.” (10 March 1825)  MS in blue and faded black ink.  16 ¾ x 13 1/8″.   Approximate scale: 1 inch = 2 ½ miles.  The map shows section lines in black and quarter section lines in blue.  Every section, range and township in the county is numbered.  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), Shawneetown 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 Harmonists’ holdings.  Practically all the tracts that are named in 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 Harmonists.  The data was 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.12.2        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 in. = 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 oriented 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 Harmonists 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 Harmonists, 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 Harmonists.  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 Harmonist 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.12.3        Map of New Harmony Township and Adjacent Territory. ca. 1826.  Caption on back: “Map of Posey County, Ind.”  Map undated.  MS in ink, colored in red, yellow and blue.  12×13 ½ “.  Approximate scale: 1 in. = 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 of 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.  Other roads shown travel 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.12.4        Plan of New Harmony, Indiana.  ca. 1830, with additional notations, ca.1861.  Caption: “Plan of New Harmony.  Owen’s part coloured Red, Maclure’s part coloured Blue.” Map undated.  MS in ink, colored pink and pale blue.  29 x 16 ½ “. Scale: 1 in. = 8 rods, or 132 feet.  Blueprint 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 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. Original and one uncolored copy.


VIII.12.5        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 in. = 1 1/3 miles.  Large irregular fragment, including most of New Harmony, is missing from upper part.  The county is divided into ranges, townships, section, 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 1/8 and 1/16 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 and 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.


VIII.12.6        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 in. = 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.”   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.12.7        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 30s”.  Map 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 in. = 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.12.8        Map of New Harmony, Indiana. ca. 1840.  Map without caption and undated.  The linen backing carries the legend, obviously of a later date than the map: “New Harmony & vicinity 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:  1 in. = 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 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.



Drawer 13 – Maps of New Harmony and Posey County


VIII.13.1        Map of Lands to the East of New Harmony, Indiana. ca. 1840. Caption: “Map of Number Three Lease &c.  Map undated. MS in ink, with extensive notes in the handwriting of Robert Dale Owen, obviously made at different times.  26×18″.  Approximate scale: 1: = 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.  That 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 re-backing 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.13.2        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 in. = 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 Lichtenbergers 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.


VIII.13.3        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.  21¼ in. x 27 ½ in. Approximate scale: 1 in. = 20 rods.  The map shows lands and landowners’ names on and near the two roads to Mt. Vernon, and in part of New Harmony.  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.13.4        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.  Map 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 in. = 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.13.5        Map of New Harmony Township. ca. 1840.  Map is without caption or date.  MS in ink, with various colors.  17 ¾ in. x 26 ½ in. Scale: 1 in. = 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.13.6        Map of Part of New Harmony, Indiana. Ca. 1850. Caption (incomplete): “New Harmony”.  Map is undated.  Drawn by Robert Dale Owen in ink, and marked up in his handwriting.  23 in. x 18 ¼ in.  Scale very rough: 1 in. = 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-hand (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 re-catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, 20 Nov. 1951.



Drawer 14 — Maps of New Harmony


VIII.14.1        Map of New Harmony, Indiana. Without caption.  Dated 1869. MS in black and red ink.  42 ½ in. x 19 in. approximate scale: 1 in = 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.


VIII.14.2        Map of New Harmony, Indiana.  1869. Similar to 14.1, 14.3, 14.4 & 14.5.  Wilsey Enlargement added, south of Duclos’ Enlargement on older maps.  No scale, not catalogued by Bestor.


VIII.14.3        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. = 6 ½ rods.  The map is similar in style, scope, and scale to 14.1, 14.2, 14.4, 14.5.  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, (14.1 & 14.2). All the lots in Richard Owen’s enlargement are marked as still belonging to him, indicating 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.


VIII.14.4        Map of New Harmony, Indiana, without caption and undated.  Someone has added in the top left corner, “Date ca. 1876.”  MS on linen, in ink, colored in pink, blue, brown, white and green.  44 inches by 22 ¾ inches.  Approximate scale:  1 in. = 6 ½ rods.  Torn along folds.  This map is similar to 14.1, 14.2, 14.3 & 14.5.  It shows the whole town with enlargements and lots numbered and with owners’ or leaseholders’ names entered in each.  The town is divided into sections:  Pink lines enclose “Maclure’s Enlargement,” which is really Maclure’s part of the old town.  Blue lines enclose “Owen’s Enlargement,” which is really Robert Owen’s part of the old town.  White lines enclose John S. Wilsey’s part, brown lines enclose Duclos’ part and green lines enclose Richard Owen’s Eastern Enlargement.  R(obert) D(ale) Owen’s Eastern Enlargement appears between Owen’s part and Richard Owen’s Enlargement, but is not specially colored.  Photostat, full size, in three overlapping sheets; also photostat, reduced size, in one sheet, in IU-Hi:   New Harmony Maps (MS)  Catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor, 21 Nov. 1951.


VIII.14.5        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. = 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 town, 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 14.1).  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.



Drawer 15 – Maps of New Harmony & Environs


VIII.15.1        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.  MS in ink.  21 in. x 13 in. Scale: 1 in. = 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.15.2        Map of Lichtenberger’s Addition to New Harmony, Indiana. April 1, 1893.  Caption: “Lichtenberger’s Addition to New Harmony.”  MS in ink.  11 in. x 17 in..  Scale: 1 in = 100 ft.  The map shows an addition made to the town of New Harmony by [?] Lichtenberger, east of Brewery St., consisting of forty lots on Brewery, Frederick, Murphy, and Park Streets. Table of lot holders as of April 1, 1893, is at bottom left corner. 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’ time, he has managed to sell five of the forty lots.  Not photographed for IU-Hi.  Catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, after checking by A. E. Bestor, 26 Nov. 1951.


VIII.15.3        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.15.4        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 West side of West St., north side of North St. and east side of East St.


VIII.15.5        Map of New Harmony and Environs. Ca. 1940.  MS pencil on cardboard. 24 in. × 28 in.  Location of streets, roads, and railroad tracks.  Probably done by Jesse Anderson.


VIII.15.6        New Harmony, Indiana. 1990. Street names listed.  Scale: 1 inch = 300 feet.  Donated by Jim Stinson.


VIII.15.7        New Harmony, Indiana Zoning Map 1 & 2. 1973.  Scale: 1 inch = 600 feet.  Prepared by Kane & Carruth.  Map 1 – 33×35 in., Map 2 – 36 in. × 30 in.


VIII.15.8        Harmonie State Recreation Area, Posey County, Indiana.  Deed Record Map. 1967. Shows land ownership.  24 in. × 34 in.  “Sent to Helen Elliott by Rep. Roger Zion.  1967.  See:  Elliott Family Papers (Helen Elliott Correspondence; re: Park)”


VIII.15.9        Harmonie State Recreation Area, Posey County, Indiana.  1971.  Existing and proposed improvements shown.  24 in. ×36 in.


VIII.15.10      New Harmony, Indiana, set of eight maps for the years 1824, 1843, 1887, 1907, 1929, 1943, 1972, 1981.   42 in. by 44 in.  Photocopies.  Shows streets and buildings.  No annotations to denote street names or land ownership.  Approximate scale:  ¾ in. = 200 feet.



Drawer 16 – Harmony Township and Posey County Maps


VIII.16.1        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 additional sheet of the same kind, bearing a table of landmarks.  7 ¾ in. x 12 ½ in.  Approximate scale: 1 in. = 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 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 description sheet carries a table of landmarks (tree species), 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.16.2        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. 16.23     Map of Posey County, undated but prior to construction of I-64. Town maps of Mt. Vernon, New Harmony, Owensville, Patoka and Princeton, IN on back


VIII.16.3        Posey County Land Use Map. 1940.  Photocopy.  Multiple pages (some duplicates).


VIII.16.4        Harmony Township, 1938. MS Black ink with blue and yellow crayon.  *In multiple pieces*   Shows some land ownership.


VIII.16.5        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.16.6        Map of Grafton, Posey County, Indiana, 1864.  Drawn by J. W. Whitworth.  Grafton is no longer a town.  It was located along Big Creek south of New Harmony.  18 in. × 22 in.


VIII.16.7        Map of Cynthiana, Posey County, Indiana, 1864.  Drawn by J. W. Whitworth. 18 in. x 22 in.


VIII.16.8        Map of New Baltimore, Bethel Township, Posey County, Indiana, 1864.  Drawn by J. W. Whitworth.  New Baltimore is no longer a town.  It was located north of New Harmony on the Wabash.  18 in. ×22 in.


VIII.16.9        Map of Springfield, Posey County, Indiana, 1864. Drawn by J. W. Whitworth.  Springfield is no longer a town.  It was located near New Harmony to the south east. 18 in × 22 in.


VIII.16.10      Map of Paris, (now Stewartsville), Posey County, Indiana, 1864.  Drawn by J. W. Whitworth.  18 in × 22 in.

VIII.16.11      Map of Poseyville, Posey County, Indiana, 1864.  Drawn by J. W. Whitworth.  18 in. × 22 in.  Caption: “Hugh Boyle, Dpty. Appraiser.”


VIII.16.12      Illustrated Historical Map of Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick Counties before 1860.  Caption: “Prepared by the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science for Our Country’s 200th Birthday.”  1976.  Historic information surrounds the map.  28 cm. × 30 cm.


VIII.16.13      Posey County Map and Business Directory. 1957. Map of Posey County surrounded by business listings.  36 in. × 24 in.


VIII.16.14      Road map of Posey County, 1967.  18 cm. × 24 cm.


VIII.16.15      Road Map of Posey County, Indiana, May, 1992. Posey County Area Plan Commission.  Scale:  2 inches = 1 mile.  2 copies.  On one copy, roads are color coded perhaps by zip code.  56 in. × 36 in.  Donated by Jim Stinson.


VIII.16.16      Indiana Highway Survey Commission Map of Posey County.  Undated, but predates Interstate 64.  No scale.  Legend.  Penciled list of names with numbers on side with corresponding numbers penciled in on map where the persons listed live.  40 in. × 34 in.


VIII.16.17      Oil Map. Caption: “Plat Showing Sells Petroleum, Inc.  Elmer E. Elliott, Fee.  Sections 22 and 23 T.5S., R.14W. Posey County, Indiana, 11 July 1947, Earl E. Ferguson and Associates” 16 in. × 20 in.  Scale: 1 in. = 200 ft.


VIII.16.18      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 in. ×26 in.  Scale: 1 inch = 1000 feet.


VIII.16.19      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 in. × 26 in.  Scale: 1 inch = 200 ft.


VIII.16.20      Oil Map.  Plat Showing Survey Fractional West Half Section 23, T.5S, R.14W.  Posey County, Indiana.  Earl E. Ferguson and Associates.  26 in × 26 in.  Nearly the same as 16.19, but showing changes over a several year period.  19 Nov. 1947; 6 Oct. 1949; 21 June 1950; 27 July 1950; 7 Nov. 1952.


VIII.16.21      Black Township, Posey County, Indiana, 1941.  Drawn by Conrad Kleinschmidt, Assessor of Black Township.


VIII.16.22      Harmony Twp. Map, properties of Anna and Alex Maclure color-coded in red and green, undated, paper on linen.  **This map in process for cleaning and flattening in Archive Room #3.  06.15.2021**


VIII.16.23      Map of Posey County, IN, undated but prior to construction of I-64.  Town maps of Mt. Vernon, New Harmony, Owensville, Patoka and Princeton, IN, on back


VIII.16.24      United States Dept. of the Interior topographical map of New Harmony Quadrangle



Drawer 17 – Additional Maps of Significance to New Harmony Residents


VIII.17.1        Map of the coal formations in Tennessee.  Undated. By Gerard Troost, geologist to the State of Tennessee from 1831-1850.


VIII.17.2        Coal Map of the U.S. 1851.  Caption:  “United States Railway Map … with coal fields by David Dale Owen.  45 in. × 32 in.  Scale 1 inch = 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” Donated by Mary Lou Robson Fleming.


VIII.17.3        Travels of Thomas Say. 1817 – 1834.  Black ink with routes taken by Say in blue and red crayon.  Eastern half of the U.S. and Midwest to Denver, CO.  Routes, important stops marked.  Small amount of anecdotal material.


VIII.17.4        Map of Louisiana and Mississippi, 1838.  Originally folded into a 3 in. × 6 in. book.  Map attached to book cover.  Very fragile.


VIII.17.5        Map of Indiana.  Reproduction from Anthony Finley’s General Atlas of 1824.  14 in. × 11 in.  Counties and Indian lands color-coded.  Towns marked.


VIII.17.6        Map of Camp Morton and Environs. Ca.1860.  Caption: Map of Camp Morton and vicinity.  Published by E. S. Thrall. Company E 60th Reg. I.V.M.  MS in black ink.  12 in. x 15 in. Donated by Thomas Mumford, Jr.


VIII.17.7        Geological Lineament Map of the Vincennes Quadrangle, Indiana and Illinois, 1974.  Indiana Geological Survey


VIII.17.8        Wabash River Valley form Terre Haute, Ind. To the Mouth in 13 Charts, 1914.  Army Corps of Engineers.  Charts 1-5 with 1 being the southernmost.  Scale and notes.  40 cm. × 27 cm.


VIII.17.9        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 from 1854-1857, & 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.


VIII.17.10      Map and profile of the Eastern Division of the Southern Cross Railroad extending from Mt. Carmel, IL, to Fairfield, IL.  Alton and Mt. Carmel Railroad Car Depot at Alton, IL. Plans for building. 1839.



Drawer 18 – Blueprints and Plans


VIII.18.1        Community House No. 2, Historic American Buildings Survey, 1934 Field Survey Drawings.  Photocopies of notebook.  16 pages.  28 cm. x 22 cm.


VIII.18.2        Plans for Charles Chadwick house, 1894, hand drawn by George Beal.


VIII.18.3        Josiah Warren’s Printing Press, undated.  Caption:  Josiah Warren’s Simplified Printing Apparatus.  14 in. ×22 in.  Penciled in in upper right corner:  “This copy to be attached to patent.”


VIII.18.4        Floor Plans and Elevation for a House, Nov. 1869. In three sections, 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.  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. = 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.  Not photographed for IU-Hi.  Catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, 25 Sep. 1951, Checked by A. E. Bestor and re-catalogued by I. C. C. Graham, 21 Nov. 1951.


VIII.18.5        Blueprints of David Dale Owen Laboratory.  Historic American Buildings Survey, 1934.  Eight pages.  45 cm x 55 cm.


VIII.18.6        Blueprint, North Elevation of WMI, Partial.  By Robert Rust, 15 October 1992


VIII.18.7        Blueprint, proposed addition to WMI.  James & Associates, Indianapolis.  April, 1966


VIII.18.8        Blueprints for Black River Bridge.  3 pages.  Damaged.  24 in. ×36 in.  The bridge crosses the Black River near the town of Griffin, Indiana.


VIII.18.9        Blueprint of Gymnasium for New Harmony School Plans. (Ribeyre Gymnasium) 1923. Harry E. Boyle & Co.  Photocopies.  4 sheets.  26 in. × 36 in.


VIII.18.10      Catrine Cotton Mills, Glasgow.  Plans ca. 1947.  The mill was built in 1787 and dismantled in 1947.  39 cm. × 26 cm.


VIII.18.11      Architectural plans for the Atheneum, New Harmony, Indiana, undated, ca. 1970s



Drawer 19 – Blueprint for Murphy Auditorium


VIII.19.1        Blueprints for Murphy Auditorium.  30 in × 36 in., undated, ca. 1911, J. W. Gaddis, Architect, Vincennes, Indiana



Drawer 20 – Blueprints for Harmony Way Bridge 


VIII.20.1        Blueprints for Harmony Way Bridge, 1929, and accompanying computer disc