Icarian Community records

Icarian Community records

Dates: 1850-1851

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."

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cabet, Etienne, 1788-1856. -- Icarian Community
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 486
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Etienne Cabet papers.
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Initial citation: Vault MSS 486; Icarian Community records; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 486, LTPSC.
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File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/VMSS486.xml
Subject Terms
Icarian Community; City and Town Life; Collective settlements--Illinois--Nauvoo--History--Sources; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Icarian Community records
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Finding aid prepared by Leslie Evens
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:37-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Cabet was a French politician and religious leader. He published the widely read "Voyage in Icarie" in 1840 and established a community based on communism and pacifism bringing it to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1849.

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