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A Bibliography of Josiah Warren: Archives and Publications.
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Archives

Library of the Workingmen’s Institute, New Harmony, Indiana.

Family papers, personal notebooks, some of the correspondence and various documents (maps, patents, sketches etc.)

See also "Josiah Warren, An Annotated Bibliography"

University of Michigan, "Joseph A. Labadie Collection":

See also a description of material in this collection

Houghton Library, Harvard. "Joseph Ishill coll."

5 letters to S. P. Andrews (1851-1852 and n.d.)

21 letters to S. P. Adrews (185091852): photostats and mss. in other archives.

1 letter to Blocker (1852)

Photocopies of various documents, including some fragments of Peaceful Revolutionist (833 and 1845) etc.


Indiana Historical Society Library

3 letters of Josiah Warren (1850) and various rare printed documents

Indiana State Library, Indianapolis

1 letter from J. Warre (1853)

2 letters from his son George (1845)

Marriage certificate of J. Warren and Caroline C. Cowing (1819)

University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill. "Baskette coll."

1 letter from J. Warren and some rare documents


New York Public Library,
Department of Manuscripts, "Tucker, Benjamin R. coll."

Photographic portraits of J. W. and samples of his exchange money. "Scrapbooks & Miscellaneous Papers, r"; a key made by J. W. (Miscellaneous Books, 5).

The library’s annex also has some very rare reviews of T. L. Nichos and other rare books.


Purdue University, Lafayette.
"Owen, Robert Dale coll."

"Journal begun 6th March 1824..." (No. 201)

"Amount of Receipts of R. D. Owen & Brothers in 1837-1838" (II G No. 110 & No. 115)

Yale, New Haven, Conn.

Macdonald manuscripts. Some 15 pages interview of J.W. in New Harmony during the years 1840, and in Modern Times after 1850.


Suffolk County Historical Society, Riverhead, Long Island, N.Y.

Ms. by Charles A/ Codma, one of the last residents in Modern Times: "A Brief History of the City of Modern Times, Long Island, New York and a Glorification of Some of Its Saints".

Various materials related to the community

Brentwood Public Library, Brentwood, Long Island N.Y.

Many documents from the people that lived in Modern Times and very rare printed matter. A few typed documents: Marcia Frailey "History of Brentwood"; Donald Munroe, "Brentwood Once ’Modern Times"; Oliver E. Krieger "History of Brentwood". Many historical articles from newspapers. Unfortunately, many of these documents are full of mistakes or hasty generalizations.


Long Island Room, Queensborough Library

The most complete collection of the Periodical Letter

Printed Works

1827

"Explanation of the Design and Arrangements of the Cooperative Magazine which has Recently Been Commenced, Western Tiller, Cincinnati. 8 communications from June 1 to July 27, 1827, signed "A Late Member of New Harmony"

"To the Friends of the Social System," Western Tiller, Cincinnati, 8 communications from June 1 to July 27, 1827, signed "a late member of New Harmony."

1828

"A Letter from Josiah Warren," Mechanics Free Press (May 10, 1828), 2.

  • Reprinted in Commons, A Documentary History, V: 133-137.

"From ’The March of Mind’," New Harmony Gazette (Sep 10, 1828, p. 365)

"Time System for Labor Exchange," Western Tiller (5 articles) Sept/Oct 1828.

1830

Josiah Warren, Reduction in the Cost of Printing Apparatus, Cincinnati: Warren, Josiah, firm, 1830 [broadside. 34 x 11 cm.]

Josiah Warren, "To the Friends of Equal Exchange of Labor in the West," Free Enquirer, 2 (July 7, 1830), 301-2.

J. W., "Improvement in the Machinery of Law," The Free Enquirer, 2, 38 (July 17, 1830), 300. [Josiah Warren?]

J. W., "Reply to E. C.," Free Enquirer, 2, 42 (Aug 14, 1830), 332.

1831

J. W., "Social Experiment," Free Enquirer, 3, 18 (February 16, 1831), 137.

1833

The Peaceful Revolutionist, Cincinnati, Ohio. Monthly, Jan. to April 1833.

Totally written by Josiah Warren. These four issues, edited from "Cincinnati and Utopia", are probably continued by The Gazette of Equitable Commerce of 1842 and Thomas Varney’s The Problem Solved, 1846. Warren resumes the title in 1848 but publishes only one issue, vol. II No. 1 (May 1848). 16 p.

Excerpts

J. W., "Written on Hearing of the Death of Camilla Wright," Free Enquirer, 5, 18 (February 23, 1833), 144. [poem]

1836

Josiah Warren, Introduction to a new printing apparatus, adapted to the wants and capacities of private citizens. Trenton, Tuscarawas County, Ohio : Josiah Warren, 1836.

1841

Josiah Warren, Manifesto, New Harmony, Indiana, Nov. 27 1841.

Indiana Historical Society Library; Harvard: Photostat copy.
Institut Français d’Histoire Sociale, Paris (Fonds Armand: 14 AS 195 [1]; International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam.

Herald of Equity, Cincinnati I (Feb. 1841) No. 1. One issue only?

Labadie Coll., University of Michigan; Ishill Coll., Harvard.

1842

Gazette of Equitable Commerce, vol. 1 no. 2, dated New Harmony September 1842, 8 p.

Indiana Historical Society Library

Labor Prices broadside – 1842

1843

A New System of Musical Notation: Intended to Promote the More General Cultivation & More Just Performance of Music. New Harmony, Ind. 1843. 64 p.

1844

A Collection of the Most Popular Church Music Written upon Geometric or Scientific Principles. New Harmony, Ind. 1844.

Letter on Equitable Commerce, dated New Harmony, February, 1844. 16 p.

Indiana Historical Society Library; See also Shawn P. Wilbur’s "From the Libertarian Library

Contributions to the Indiana Statesman, New Harmony (Feb 1 1845; March 7 1846); and a series of engravings: July 4; Aug 16; Oct 11; Dec 27 1845; Jan 31; Feb 14, 1846.

1846

Equitable Commerce: A New Development of Principles as Substitutes for Laws and Governments, for the Harmonious Adjustment and Regulation of the Pecuniary, Intellectual, and Moral Intercourse of Mankind, Proposed as Elements of New Society. (New Harmony, Ind. 1846. iii90 p. Illustr. Appendix.

Harvard: Soc. 547.8*; International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam (Holland)
  • 1849 2d ed. Utopia [Clermont County, Ohio]: Amos E. Senter. viii-63 p. front. [Same title].
Harvard: Soc. 547.8.2
  • 1852. [3d ed.] Equitable Commerce: A New Development of Principles, as Substitutes for Laws and Governments, for the Harmonious Adjustment and Regulation of the Pecuniary, Intellectual, and Moral Intercourse of Mankind, Proposed as Elements of New Society. New York: Fowlers & Wells, 1852. 117 p.

Preface S. P. Andrews : "The main body of this book was published as far back as 1846. It has now undergone, at my request, a revisal by the Author." Excerpts

See also: ?, ? "A Brief Outline of Equitable Commerce," Boston Investigator, 21, 52 (April 28, 1852), 4. [note: from The Peaceful Revolutionist]

  • Equitable Commerce, Boston : s.n., 1855. [ Signed, author of "Equitable Commerce."
Caption title "Account of New Harmony under Robert Owen and a castigation of Equitable Commerce, issued by the New England Association of Boston", 1855.
  • 1869 [4th ed.] True Civilization: A Subject of Vital and Serious Interest to All People; But most immediately to Men and Women of Labor and Sorrow. Part I. 4th ed. Cliftondale, Mass.: Publ. by the Author, 117 p.

This book must not be confused with another work with the same title. The present edition is similar to the one in 1852; the only modifications are in pp. 116-117, the advertising and the format. Preface by S. P. Andrews

Indiana Historical Society Library
  • 1875. Same title. Part I - 5th ed. Princeton, Mass.: B. R. Tucker. 117 p.
This is a posthumous publication.

pp. 1-79 include Part I & II of the preceding editions (1846 etc.)

pp. 80-106 are Part III: "The Application, The Conclusion, And the Practicability." This part includes some texts written by J. W. at Princeton, Mass. and partly published as Practical Applications... in 1872

  • 1967. Reprint of the 1852 edition. New York: Burt Franklin (Burt Franklin American Classics of History and Social Science Series, 1). 117 p.

"A New System of Notation," American Journal of Music and Musical Visitor, 4, 19 (Feb 16, 1846), 47.

Josiah Warren, "Improvement in Compositions for Stereotype-Plates," US Patent #4479, April 25, 1849.

"A List of Patents Issued from the 14th March to 11th April, 1846," Scientific American, 1, 49 (August 27), 1846, 1. ["To Josiah Warren, of New Harmony, Ind., for improvement in composition of stereotype-plates: patented 25th April."]

1848

The Peaceful Revolutionist. Devoted to the Practical Details of Equitable Commerce. Josiah Warren, Proprietor. Publ. Ed. Peaceful Revolutionist, Utopia, Rural P.O., Clermont county, Ohio.
Vol. 1 No. 1 (May 1848). 16 p.

Harvard: Houghton Library

1849

"Equitable Commerce," Boston Investigator, 18, 49 (April 11, 1849), 3.

"Equitable Commerce," Boston Investigator, 19, 2 (May 16, 1849), 2.

  • same extract "Equitable Commerce," in The Literary Union; a Journal of Progress, in Literature and Education, Religion, 1, 14 (July 7, 1849), 218.

"Letter from Josiah Warren," Boston Investigator, 19, 21 (September 25, 1849), 3.

Josiah Warren, "Equitable Commerce. No. II," Boston Investigator, 19, 23 (October 10, 1849).

Josiah Warren, "Equitable Commerce. No. III. What Constitutes the Just Reward of Labor?," Boston Investigator, 19, ?? (October ??, 1849).

Worker, "A few Words about ’What Constitutes the Just Reward of Labor’," Boston Investigator, 19, 28 (November 14, 1849), 1.

Josiah Warren, "Equitable Commerce. No. IV," Boston Investigator, 19, 29 (November 21, 1849).

1851

Communications to the Boston Investigator: June 25, Jul 2, Aug 20, Sep 3, 24; Oct 8, 15, 22.

1852

Practical Details in Equitable Commerce Showing the Workings, in Actual Experiment, During a Series of Years, of the Social Principles Expounded in the Works Called "Equitable commerce." by the Author of This and "The Science of Society" by Stephen P. Andrews. Preface by S. P. Andrews. New York: Fowlers and Wells, 1852. 115 pp.

Practical application of the 3d edition of Equitable Commerce.

Harvard: Soc. 547.8.10
  • 1854. 2d ed.

1853

Positions Defined. Village of Modern Times, Long Island. Folio.

1854-58

The Periodical Letter on the Principles and Progress of the "Equity Movement". To Those Who Have not Lost All Hope of Justice, Order and Peace on Earth. Ed. Josiah Warren. 16 p.

I No. 1-8 (July 1854-March 1855). Publ. at Modern Times, Long Island, N.Y.

II Nos. 3-4 (March, July, 1856). Charleston and Boston.

2d ser. vol. I No. 1 (Boston, Mass., September, 1856) - No. 9 (July 1858?) Modern Times pt 3. No. 1 (1873)

See file "Warren, Josiah, Miscellaneous material, typescript. "Josiah Warren, author", Ishill Coll. Harvard

Josiah Warren, "Explanation," Boston Investigator, 23, 43 (February 22, 1854), 2.

1855

"The Principle of Equivalents" (Boston, 1855)

see also 1861

Indiana Historical Society Library. Mentioned by Crispin Sartwell

Equitable Commerce, A Proposal for the Abolition of Trade by the Substitution of Equitable Exchange, in a Series of Papers Communicated from the Spirit-Life, Boston, New England Association of Philanthropic Commercialists, 1855. 36p.

1856

Equitable Commerce. Boston: 1856. 1 p.

1860

Written Music Remodeled and Invested with the Simplicity of an Exact Science. The Elements of Expression Recognized and Rendered Definite, Thereby Securing the Great Object of Musical Performance Everywhere, and Abolishng Multitudes of Ambiguous Words Adopted in Vain to that End. The Unnecessary Transposiition of Keys in Vocal Music Dispensed with, And the Principal Use, And the Bewildering Study of Flats and Sharps Thereby Abolished. The Confusion of Cleffs Abolished. A System of Short Hand Accompaniment Introduced. No Unnecessary Innovations Made; But the Easy Transitions from, And to, The Common Notation Made an Object of Special Care. Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1860. 2 p. l. 107 (1) p.

Indiana Historical Society Library University Microfilms: Microfilm 01291 reel 50 No. 14 E (1956).

1861


Modern Education
. Thompson P.O. (Long Island, NY): 1861. 2 p.

Labadie Collection

Josiah Warren; A. C. Cuddon, The principle of equivalents: a subject of immediate and serious interest to both sexes and all classes of all nations, [Long Island, N.Y.? : Josiah Warren? ; London? : A.C. Cuddon?], 1861 [16 p.]

see also 1855

1862


Modern Government and Its True Mission. A Few Words for the American Crisis.
Boston 1863. 16 p. "By Josiah Warren, Counsellor in Equity".

Completed in March 1862.

Labadie Collection

1863

[True Civilization: An Immediate Necessity and the Last Ground of Hope for Mankind, Being the Results and Conclusions of Thirty-Nine Years’ Laborious Study and Experiments in Civilization As It Is, and in Different Enterprises for Reconstruction, by Josiah Warren, Counsellor in Equity. Boston: 1863. 184 p.

Indiana Historical Society Library

- ¨* 1967. Reprint. New York: Burt Franklin (Burt Franklin American Classics of History and Social Science Series, 18).

1864

The Emancipation of Labor. Cliftondale, Mass.: 1864.

1865

The Principle of Equivalents. Labor for Labor. The Most Disagreeable Labor Entitled to the Highest Compnesation. 1865. n.p.

1867

The Quarterly Letter: Devoted to Showing the Practical Applications and Progress of Equity, a Subject of Serious Concern to All Classes, but Most Immediately To the Men and Women of Labor and Sorrow!. Cliftondale, Mass. Vol 1, No. 1 (dated October, 1867).

Excerpts from passages from The Quarterly Letter and Practical Applications [of True Civilization]Narrative of Practical Experiments

1869

Josiah Warren, "Woman and the Money Question," The Revolution, 4, ?? (July ??. 1869), 29.

Josiah Warren, "Superficialities," The Revolution, 4, 6 (August 12, 1869), 83.

1871

[Warren, Josiah] Response to the Call of the National Labor Union by the Author of "True Civilization". Boston, 1871. 8 p.

"The Specie Basis Fallacy".

Labadie Collection

A controversy with S. P. Andrews. Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly. July-September, 1871.

1872

Letter to The American Workman (March 2, 1872)

Practical Applications of the Elementary Principles of "True Civilization" to the Minute Details of Everyday Life. Being Part III, the Last of the "True Civilization" Series, and the Facts and Conclusions of Forty-Seven Years Study and Experiments in Reform Movements Through Communism To and In Elementary Principles, Found in a Direction Exactly Opposite to and Away From Communism, But Leading Directly to all the Harmonic Results Aimed at by Communism. Princeton, Mass.: The Author, 1872. 44 (3) p. Illustr.

Harvard

Josiah Warren, "The Motives for Communism—How It Worked and What It Led To",, Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, IV, 14 (February 17, 1872), 6.

A Series of Articles on Robert Owen’s experience

Josiah Warren, "The Motives for Communism—How It Worked and What It Led To",,—Article II," Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, IV, 15 (February 24, 1872), 7.

Josiah Warren, "The Motives for Communism—How It Worked and What It Led To",,—Article III," Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, IV, 16 (March 2, 1872), 6.

Josiah Warren, Letter to The American Workman (March 2, 1872).

Josiah Warren, "The Motives for Communism—How It Worked and What It Led To",,—Article IV," Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, IV, 17 (March 16, 1872), 5.

Josiah Warren, "The Motives for Communism—How It Worked and What It Led To",,—Article V," Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, IV, 22 (April 13, 1872), 4.

Josiah Warren, "The Motives for Communism—How It Worked and What It Led To",,—Article VI," Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, IV, 23 (April 20, 1872), 5. [listed as "IV"]

Josiah Warren, "The Motives for Communism—How It Worked and What It Led To",,—Article VII," Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, IV, 23 (April 27, 1872), 4.

Josiah Warren, "The Motives for Communism—How It Worked and What It Led To",,—Article VIII," Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, V, 2 (May 25, 1872), 14.

Josiah Warren, "The Motives for Communism—How It Worked and What It Led To",,—Article IX," Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, V, 5 (June 15, 1872), 3.

1873

Josiah Warren, "The Motives for Communism—How It Worked and What It Led To",—Article X," Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, V, 19 (April 12, 1873), 3.

Josiah Warren, "The Motives for Communism—How It Worked and What It Led To",—Article XI," Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, V, 21 (April 26, 1873), 3.

"A Few Words to the Pioneers," The Word, Princeton Mass. (July 1873), and following issues.

Violent criticism of free love

The Labadie Collection also owns a printed letter to E. H. Heywood,, n.d. 4 p.

"The Cost Principle," Index Boston IV (Dec 11, 1873), 504-505.

Money, the Defects of Money are the ’Roots of all Evil Charlestown, Mass.: 1873.

1874

"Josiah Warren’s Last Letter." Index, 5 (Apr. 30, 1874), pp. 207-8.

Indiana Historical Society Library

"Labor the Only Ground of Price," Index (May 28, 1874), 260-61.

letters from E.G. Cubberly in The Word, III (May, 1874), 3; (September, 1874), 3; (June, 1875). 3.


A Few Words to the Writer in a Paper Called "The Circular" on "The Sovereignty of the Individual"
. 1 p. n.d.

The Circular was published by John Humphrey Noyes as from 1851. Warren’s comment is therefore posterior to that date.


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