George Wallingford Noyes Papers (1848-1854): The Oneida Community collection in the Syracuse University Library Author: Noyes, George Wallingford
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Noyes, George Wallingford; Weimer, Mark
The Oneida Community was a religious communal society founded by John Humphrey Noyes in 1848 in Oneida, New York. The community believed in "perfectionism" and that since Jesus had returned in 70AD, they were to bring about Jesus's millennial kingdom themselves, be free of sin and perfect in this world. The Oneida Community practiced communalism (sharing property and possessions), including in sexual relations. There were other Noyesian communities in Wallingford, Connecticut; Newark, New Jersey; Putney and Cambridge, Vermont. This is a collection of letters from the Syracuse University archives compiled by Mark Weimer.
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Syracuse University; Onedia Community