Julia Rush Letters, 1776-1809

Mss.B.R894

Date: 1776-1809 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet, 20 items

Abstract

Letters written by Julia Rush, wife of Benjamin Rush, mainly to her husband, with one to Samuel Stockton and one to Mary Rush. Eight letters were written during the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. The letters are not included in Lyman Butterfield's edition of Benjamin Rush's letters, vol. 30 of APS Memoirs (1951).

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

20 letters.

Provenance

Presented by Roy Frederick Sellers and Frederick Roy Sellers, 1985. (1985-738ms)

Related material

Larger collections of Julia Rush letters can be found at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Rosenbach Museum and Library.

Early American History Note

This small collection of Julia Rush correspondence is noteworthy for being one of the largest collections of letters between Julia and her husband Benjamin, the prominent Philadelphia physician. The collection begins in 1776 and continues into the early nineteenth century. There are a series of letters from Julia to Benjamin from 1793 at the height of the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Correspondence.
  • Family Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
  • Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848
  • Rush, Mary
  • Stockton, Samuel

Subject(s)

  • Marriage and Family Life
  • Medicine
  • Philadelphia History
  • Social Life and Custom
  • Women's History
  • Yellow fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia


Detailed Inventory

Julia Rush Letters
1776-1809 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Samuel Stockton
1776 March 14 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1783 July 19 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
[1793] September 24 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1793 October 1 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1793 October 3 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1793 October 10 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1793 October 14 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1793 October 18 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1793 [October] 24 box 1

Original removed by Mr. Sellers, 1985 August 5

Access digital object:
https://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/text:324798

Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1793 October 29 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1798 August 27 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Mary Rush
[1801] January 20 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1804 August 11 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
[1804] August 17 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1804 August 24 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1804 August 25 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1807 July 27 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
[1809] June 26 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1809 August 4 box 1
Rush, Julia Stockton, 1759-1848.
Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813
1809 August 18 box 1
Cover for Letters
Undated box 1