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Frederick Rapp letter

Label
Frederick Rapp letter, 1823
Title
Frederick Rapp letter
Inclusive dates
1823
Creator
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This one photocopied letter, the original of which is in the Chicago Historical Society's collection, is three pages, handwritten, plus the envelope which makes four pages. Frederick Rapp wrote to Mr. William Young, No. 10 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 27, 1823. He began his letter thus: "After a short and pleasant voyage down the Ohio River, I arrived here on the 12th in good health among my friends, whom I found generally well and as glad to see me as I was to see them." Frederick wrote that he wanted William to loan him machinery to weave cloth, including cashmere. Frederick reports on the harvest of wheat, rye, barley, corn and oats, which "look very promising." They also had wine and fruit. "The builders of our town are preparing rapidly in rearing up good houses for the comforts of its inhabitants, whose industry is everywhere blessed with plenty, and their united efforts crowned with success. They have by constant applications converted the wilderness into pleasant gardens and extensive fields, and those engaged in the creation of them, conscious of having done their duty, are cheerful and happy." At the end of his letter, Frederick wrote: "I must also congratulate you on the progress of mechanical improvements, and particularly compliment Mrs. Young on her inventive and well applied genius. The recital of her exploits has astonished all those who heard it and excited the curiosity of my little girl, who desires me to beg Mrs. Young for a few samples of her needle work achievements for patterns of her favorite occupation."
Biographical or historical data
Frederick Rapp was the adopted son of German immigrant George Rapp, who founded the Harmony Society in 1814 in Harmony (now New Harmony), Indiana. Ten years later, in 1824, a group of Harmonists left Indiana for their new community of Economy (now Ambridge) in Pennsylvania. The following year, the last members of the group left after the 20,000 acres in southern Indiana were sold.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1775-1834
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Rapp, Frederick
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  • Young, William
  • Clothing and dress
  • Textile machinery industry
  • Weaving
  • New Harmony (Ind.)
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Frederick Rapp letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2661
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/09/25 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is one letter dated June 27, 1823.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20354804
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Dr. Otto L. Schmidt, on 1932/09/29.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn893917256
  • (OCoLC)893917256
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Frederick Rapp letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2661
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/09/25 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is one letter dated June 27, 1823.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20354804
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Dr. Otto L. Schmidt, on 1932/09/29.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn893917256
  • (OCoLC)893917256
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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