Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Rappite mss., 1810-1939, consist of correspondence, music books, and other papers of the Harmony Society founded by George Rapp, 1757-1847. Included are also some articles pertaining to the Rapps and the Harmony Society. Among these are Scott Brenner, "Harmony,Pennsylvania, and the Harmonists," written from the historical notes of Arthur I. Stewart, physician, of Harmony, Pennsylvania, May 12, 1937; Lester R. Mohr, "The Harmonists," which was printed in the Connequenessing Valley News, January and February, 1930; and five Federal Writers' Projects, "Harmony Society," May 4, 1939; "Mercantile Books of George Frederick Rapp, 1789-1871, and Frederick Rapp, 1775-1834," adopted son of George Rapp and members of the Harmony Society, May 12-16, 1939; "Rapp Family," May 3 and 5, 1939; "Rapp Descendants, the Baldwins and Hills," May 8, 1939.

Collection size: 58 items

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