Title: Charles LeBaron Goeller and the Henry George Tract Society
Predominant Dates: 1922-1954 (Collection contains mainly undated material)
Arrangement: I. Correspondence and other Writings of and about Charles Le Baron Goeller and the Henry George Tract Society; II. Undated Tracts Printed by the Henry George Tract Society; and, III. Land and Labor Library Tracts.
Charles Le Baron Goeller was born February 21, 1884 in the Bronx, New York. His father, Christian F. Goeller, supported Henry George in his campaign for mayor of New York City in 1886. George ran as the nominee of the United Labor Party and narrowly lost to Democrat Abram Hewitt in a hotly contested race that also included Republican candidate Theodore Roosevelt, who placed third.
Goeller worked in New York’s banking sector until 1906 when he launched the Henry George Tract Society. The aim of the Society was to keep Henry George’s ideas in the public dialog through the publication and distribution of free tracts. Although the record of the Society’s printing in its earliest years remains spotty, Goeller noted that he printed over 1.4 million tracts between 1932 and 1954.
In 1910, Goeller moved to Endicott, N.Y. where he purchased a weekly paper called the Union-Endicott News from his uncle. In 1915, Goeller launched the Single-Tax News, published weekly with the masthead, “Justice the Aim, Taxation the Means.”
In addition to his publishing ventures, Goeller served as a lecturer with the Progress and Poverty Lecture Bureau, authored many booklets on the single tax, and was an active member of the New York State Single Tax League.
“Advertisements,” The Single Tax Review (September-October 1913), 58.
Goeller to Mr. Rees, November 16, 1954
Series One: Correspondence and Other Writings of and about Charles Le Baron Goeller and the Henry George Tract Society
Advertisement for a Lecture by Goeller
Charles W. Mears, “The Necessity of Repetition”
Henry George Free Tract Society Advertisements
Goeller to Editor of Henry George News
Goeller, “A Land Owner Cannot Make a Tenant Pay”
Goeller, “Old Timers and Academic Freedom”
Goeller, “Outlines of Lectures on Single Tax”
Goeller, Report of the Progress and Poverty Lecture Bureau
Goeller, “Single Tax Unlimited. A Syllabus”
Goeller, “Single Tax: A Practical Name for a Great Moral Reform”
Goeller, Fundraising Notice for the Henry George Tract Society
Goller, “The Division or Distribution of Wealth”
Goeller, “The Greatest Discovery of Modern Times”
Goeller, “When they Fall, They Fall Hard”
Press Opinion of Goeller’s The New Political Economy
Progress and Poverty Bookmark, undated
Series Two: Undated Tracts Printed by the Henry George Tract Society
25th Anniversary – The New Abolition, May 1935
Tract No. 17 – Single Tax or the Taxation of Land Values
Tract No. 23 – The Pollitical Economy of the Theologians
Tract No. 44 – Goeller Lectures Economics Class 
Tract No. 49 – No Taxes on Labor
Tract No. 50 – Bartholomew Appleby, “An Outline of George’s Progress and Poverty”
Tract No. 58 – Concerning that Name Single Tax
Tract No. 59 – The Anti-Poverty Society
Tract No. 60 – Press Opinions of 10th Ed. of Progress and Poverty
Tract No. 65 – Money is the Most Important Thing
Tract No. 70 – Single Tax Platform
Tract No. 80 – Henry George Explains
Tract No. 81 – Henry George and Louis F. Post
Tract No. 90 – E.V. Cooke, “Uncivilized”