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Neef, Francis Joseph Nicholas (1770-1854). Papers


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Title: Neef, Francis Joseph Nicholas (1770-1854). Papers, 1799-1849

Collection identifier: 149

Primary Creator: Neef, Francis Joseph Nicholas

Extent: 1.0 microfilm reel

Subjects: Communitarianism, Education, Indiana--New Harmony, Schools

Forms of Material: Copies, Personal papers

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains microfilm copies of the papers of Francis Joseph Nicholas Neef, disciple of Heinrich Pestalozzi, who introduced the latter's educational system to the United States in 1806 under the patronage of William Maclure, and who joined, in 1826, the New Harmony Community of Robert Owen. The papers include Neef's incoming and outgoing letters, with correspondents including Pestalozzi, Maclure, and Benjamin Tappan; essays by Neef; Maclure's 1806 agreement to finance Neef's move to the United States; and Neef's 1849 will.

In 1950, Mrs. Aline Owen Neal, of New Harmony, Ind., made the collection available to Arthur E. Bestor, Jr., who cataloged it and had it microfilmed for the Illinois Historical Survey.

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Indiana--New Harmony

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Repository: Illinois History and Lincoln Collections

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URL: http://www.library.illinois.edu/ihx/inventories/neef.pdf

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