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Icarian Community


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Harris & Waters letter to Reed & Company

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 263
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated July 18, 1859, and addressed to Reed & Co. The item was written in Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois. Harris & Waters write about land titles, the loss of business due to the departure of the Mormons and the selfishness of the Icarian Community, and states that Nauvoo, Illinois, will soon exist no more.
Dates: 1859 July 18

Icarian Community account

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2151
Scope and Contents Handwritten list of accounts for financial transactions with the company of Taylor and Shepard.
Dates: 1856

Icarian Community legal instruments

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1261
Scope and Contents Handwritten "bill of exceptions" and a printed legal notice. The bill is dated Oct. 13, 1854 and regards the case of Warren vs. the Icarian Community. The notice, which is entitled "advertisement," is dated Dec. 25, 1852 and appeared in the Nauvoo Tribune published by the Icarian Autographic Establishment.
Dates: 1852-1854

Icarian Community records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 486
Scope and Contents Official records of the Icarian Community in Nauvoo, Illinois in 1850 and 1851. They were produced under the authority of Etienne Cabet the leader of the community. They include a "constitution" of the Icarians on how members may enter and leave the community, an autobiographical statement by Cabet that defends the Icarians and the reason for establishing them, seven addresses to the Icarians by Cabet, and "Reviews" of Icarian activities in 1850 and 1851."
Dates: 1850-1851

Legal documents of the Icarian Community, Hancock County, Ill.

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 358
Scope and Contents Documents relating to law suits involving Etienne Cabet and the Icarian Community located in Nauvoo, Illinois.
Dates: 1849-1859