Paul Brown, a radical pamphleteer, was a member of the New Harmony Community about which he had published an extensive account. The microfilm contains "The Woodcutter or a Glimpse of the 19th Century at the West," a manuscript, evidently designed for publication, that contains 43 essays advocating social reform on extreme equalitarian principles. The essays, which are partly autobiographical, contain allusions to New Harmony. The 218-page manuscript is dated 1839, according to a reference note on page 96.
The manuscript itself is in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. See also Paul Brown, Twelve Months in New Harmony (1827).