The Free Church Circular . . . Vol. IV. No. 4 [caption title]. Oneida Reserve, Harriet H. Skinner.

The Free Church Circular . . . Vol. IV. No. 4 [caption title].

Oneida Reserve, N.Y. (Leonard and Company, Printers), March 13, 1851. 8vo, unbound, eight leaves, [49]-64 pages, untrimmed. Two old stab holes. Just a trifle soiled and worn; a very good copy. Item #13463

The weekly newspaper of the perfectionist utopian Oneida Community and its leader John Humphrey Noyes. With one of Noyes' lengthy Home-Talks (on killing off the mercantile spirit of bargaining) and correpondence relating to the aims of the community. Includes a letter from Seba Bailey in "Grand De Tour, Ill." (the village of Grand Detour, settled largely by emigrants from Vermont), who inquires in part after his old friends Henry W. Burnham and his wife. (The editor notes that Mrs. Burnham was in fact setting type for this issue of the Circular when Bailey's letter arrived.) In 1872, Bailey's daughter Sophronia married John Langdon Skinner, Harriet's sons (and one of Noyes' nephews); whether this was part of Noyes' larger stirpiculture campaign is unclear.

Price: $30.00