Stanton Dorsey letter to Peter Kaufman, November 9, 1831   Save
Stanton Dorsey letter to Peter Kaufman, November 9, 1831
Description: Letter from Stanton Dorsey to Peter Kaufman. This letter describes Dorsey's trip home from Ohio, as well as relaying information about family and friends. Also included is a poetry excerpt and a description of the Harmony Society's community of Economy, Pennsylvania, including descriptions of its cotton and wool factories. Dorsey also describes his visit to Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, and his disappointment at not being able to visit the capitol. Peter Kaufmann was a German immigrant and intellectual. He arrived first in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1820; in 1826 he became professor of languages at the Harmony Society town of Economy, Pennsylvania. In 1827, Kaufmann led the establishment of Teutonia, a utopian community in Columbiana County, Ohio, and published its weekly titled "Teutonia: The Herald of a Better Time." Following this he moved to Canton, Ohio, where he became translator and editor of "Der Vaterlandsfreund und Geist der Zeit" under Solomon Sala. Additionally, Kaufmann wrote a number of books on education, as well as a German almanac. He was also an influential Democrat, counting President Van Buren among his friends, and knew Ralph Waldo Emerson. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS136_B03F02_18_01
Subjects: Travel; German Americans; Communal societies; Factories;
Places: Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio); Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)