Simonin, Amedee H. (b. 1822). Papers, 1855-1856, 1868 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Amedee H. Simonin was the New York agent for the European-American Colonization Society in Texas. During the mid-1850s, Victor Considerant, leader of the Society, and others immigrated from Paris, France, and established the Reunion colony outside Dallas, Texas. This collection contains microfilm copies of Society financial records; a map of Reunion; Simonin's diary (1855-56) and his correspondence with many Fourierists, including James T. Fisher, E. P. Grant, and Marcus Spring.
These papers were filmed in 1949 from originals in the Library of Congress.