The first portion of the collection is made up of personal papers from various New Harmony residents. The are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the person to which they belong. The remaining portion is divided into three sections. IV.F is made up of the personal papers of Madam Marie Duclos Fretageot. IV.M is made up of the personal papers of the Maclure family. Included in the Maclure papers are the original manuscripts of essays later published as Maclure’s Opinions on Various Subjects. IV.O is made up of the personal papers of the Owen family
16 June 1863 Oath of allegiance
28 Sept. 1863 Oath of allegiance
21 June 1901 Certificate of enlistment, service and death. .
18 Aug. 1864 Commission as captain.
3 Feb. 1830 Passport issued by Mexican government.
31 July 1837 Commission as Justice of the Peace
Undated Writings concerning Dr. Owen’s views on slavery
1 Feb. 1830 Permission to vend foreign merchandise
9 May 1832 Permission to vend foreign merchandise
10 June 1829 Bill of lading
10 June 1829 Letter to accompany the bill of lading.
20 Oct. 1836 Appointment as sergeant
3 Aug. 1827 Bill of lading
1 April 1822 Bill of lading
Undated Bill of lading
18 Sept. 1808 Baptismal record
1830 [Marriage certificate?]
1831 [German document]
Undated [German document]
Undated [German document listing 10 items or points]
Undated [German document]
Undated [German document]
Sept. 1843 Application to become an American citizen
Undated Small notebook in German
Undated German calendar with notes
27 Dec. 1819 Passport issued in Germany. First entry Dec. 27, 1819
29 Aug. 1838 Baptismal record of Hermann A. Miller
16 June 1872 Poem
20 April 1854 Copy of will
12 July 1937 Letter from Lloyd Dixon who made the copy of the will to Louise Husband, librarian
20 March 1806 Copy of traveling papers for Neef and family to the United States from the Commercial Agency of the United States, District of Paris.
Undated Articles of corporation between Nettelton and James McFadin
14 Oct. 1831 Articles of agreement between Nettelton and James [Lorry]
16 July 1838 List of lands in 1837
8 Nov. 1838 Sales agreement between Nettleton and McFadin
9 Oct. 1840 Invoice of notes
21 Aug. 1843 Indenture presented in court by Posey County sheriff in Nettelton vs. Stewart
19 June 1844 Letter to Nettelton from [Lorry]
Undated Notebook with business entries
Undated Promissory note from Stewart
Undated Proposition for [Lorry] and Nettleton for sale of stock
3 Jan. 1825 Memorandum of agreement with Frederick Rapp for purchase of Harmonie
12 Aug. 1830 Receipt for cotton
Folder 14 Rawlings, Moses M.
5 Dec. 1833 Commission as major general
1832 Receipt for rent collected for William Maclure
29 Jan. 1834 Note to pay John Pitcher charging it to William Maclure’s account
21 Oct. 1846 Bill for monument for Say’s grave
19 Nov. 1832 Say’s statement in the suit of Maclure vs. Duclos
Undated Drawing of the labyrinth
3 Aug. 1811 Commission as captain
Folder 18 Taylor, Fauntleroy & Co.
18 June 1829 Notice of dissolution
ca. 1830s-1840s Receipts for items bought including silver teaspoons, a Bible and a vacation trip to Niagara Falls.
7 July 1877 Letter of administration appointing Louis Pelham to handle estate of William Twigg deceased.
Undated Letter to John Chapman, editor
20 Feb. 1821 Letter for patent for lamp for burning grease
20 Feb. 1821 Receipt for payment for patent
26 Aug. 1850 Certification of letter for patent for stereotype plates
 Letter for patent
25 April 1846 Patent for stereotype plates
Undated Image of plates
24 April 1880 Marriage license
31 May 1830 Will leaving all of her property to Robert Dale Owen.
27 June 1830 Will leaving all of her property to Robert Dale Owen
7 March 1831 Will making Robert Dale Owen and Phiquepal Darusmont joint
Undated Old Times in New Harmony found in diary of Victor Duclos.
Undated Education No. 8 by M.W.S.
Undated Essay in French
1821 – 1832 Inventories and invoiced of books, engravings, scientific
equipment, etc. English and French
1821-1824 Legal documents. Mostly French
Undated List of Madam Fretageot’s pupils in Philadelphia written in
William Maclure’s hand.
1821-1833 Receipts and accounts. English and French
Dates vary Accounts
Dates vary Legal documents
Dates vary Miscellaneous business and legal papers
9 Sept. 1796 Naturalization certificate
Dated vary Receipts
Dates vary Receipts
Dates vary Receipts
22 June 1850 Sale of personal property
25 Feb. 1850 Will
Undated Maclure’s notes on his will
Dates vary Estate papers including a letter from Alvin Hovey
12 April 1859 Claims allowed on estate
Undated Inventory of household items
Dates vary Accounts and papers of Samuel G. Morton, as agent and trustee
Dates vary Receipts, Declaration of intention to become a citizen, estate
Undated Statement of amount released from sale of Spanish property
28 Jan. 194 Letter from descendent of a David McClure with sketch of his life. No reason to assume this McClure is related to the Maclures.
6 Feb 1839 Invoice from doctor for care given
to 19 Oct 1839
Dates vary Accounts current with Alexander Maclure
Dates vary Accounts current with S. H. Carpenter (Philadelphia)
Dates vary Accounts current with Stephen Girard, Banker (Philadelphia)
Dates vary Accounts current with William Gorman, Alicante, Spain.
Accounts were handled by Alexander after William’s death.
Dates vary Miscellaneous accounts
Dates vary Bonds and agreements
Undated Contribution to the New Harmony Gazette
Dates vary Accounts and papers of John C. Fory, agent to settle affairs of
Estate in Spain – plus local business.
Dates vary Estate – Mexican accounts
Dates vary Estate – Mexican documents
Undated Hints on the culture of the vine. An example of Maclure’s essays
Sent to New Harmony for publication, with the editing of the copy
done by Thomas Say.
Undated List of books given to Germantown public schools
Dates vary Letters, etc. for Maclure relatives and heirs
1832 Memorandum on revision of Mexican constitution
Dates vary Miscellaneous legal documents, Mexico
Dates vary Miscellaneous legal documents, Spain
7 Oct. 1796 Naturalization Certificate, Detroit
Undated The old school – The new school, comparison in parallel columns
Folder 33-47 Maclure’s essays. Later published as Opinions on Various Subjects. Essays are arranged chronologically from 1829-1836
Undated Passports and travel documents (Mexican)
Undated One paper listing organizations to which Maclure is a member
1837 Plan for applying the American land survey system to France
1827 Power of Attorney to Madame M. D. Fretageot
1830-1832 Promissory notes addressed to Maclure. Last three are from Thomas Say.
Dates vary Receipts
1822-1841 Spanish affairs
Dates vary Wills and related papers
New Harmony Series IV.O – Owen Family Papers
Undated Drawing of cupola of D.D. Owen laboratory
Undated Photo of sampler done by Jane Dale Owen in 1811
Dates vary Richard Owen essays on education
1845 Correspondence regarding plans for the building of the Smithsonian Institution. Robert Dale and David Dale Owen
1827-1830 Robert Owen documents recording settlement with William Maclure 2-5 May 1827, 3 June 1830.
2 May 1827 Conditional Bond. Robert Owen, William G. Taylor, William Owen, and Robert M. Evans to William Maclure. Penal sum $40,000. Condition that Robert Owen shall within one year secure relinquishment of his wife’s dower rights in property deeded to Maclure.
5 May 1827 Release. Robert Owen to William Maclure. Release of all “causes of action, accounts, claims, and demands whatsoever.”
3 June 1830 Release from restriction in deed. Robert Owen to William Maclure. Abrogates the covenants of 5 May 1827 that restricted Maclure from distilling ardent spirits, and from keeping a store or inn.
Dates vary Owen Trust Estate
No date Printed broadside of Robert Owen’s Twelve Fundamental Laws of Human Nature (1829)
1830 Account current with Robert Owen, 1 Sept. 1828-1 Feb. 1830. Prepared by William Owen, who appends a letter to his brother, Robert Dale, in which a date as late as 4 Aug. 1830 is mentioned.
Jan. 1832 Rough estimate of New Harmony real estate. Two documents. The first in the hand of Robert Dale Owen. Estimate value of property owned by Robert Dale and William Owen.
Jan.-Feb. 1832 Robert Dale Owen. Sales effect in New Harmony, Jan. & Feb. 1832
ca. 1832 Appraisement of houses and lots in New Harmony. Probably belonged to Robert Dale Owen.
1839-1840 Robert Dale Owen. Communication to newspapers.
15 May 1856 Article on the role of Robert Dale Owen on the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution from the Millennial Gazette written by Robert Owen and transcripts of proceedings of Congress, and extracts from RDO’s speech in the House of Representatives. Typewritten for New Harmony exhibit at Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
ca. 1835 Robert Dale Owen financial accounts
1836 Law suit re: Moral Physiology
Dates vary Robert Dale Owen. Legal documments
23 Sept. 1862 Transcript of Robert Dale Owen’s letter to Abraham Lincoln concerning the emancipation of slaves.
Dates vary Robert Dale Owen. Miscellaneous
Dates vary Robert Dale Owen et al. David Dale Trust Estate (Scotland)
1842 Robert Dale Owen and others. Report of town meeting. New Harmony and the Rev. Benjamin Halsted concerning communication that appeared in the Episcopal Recorder of Philadelphia reflecting upon the character of the town.
Dates vary William Owen. Business papers