Samuel Rush notebook, 1859


Date: 1859 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 116 p.


This notebook contains short essays on various topics, such as public singers ("the Mountebanks of the Voice"), the embarrassments of public men (Daniel E. Sickles and Philip Barton Key), songs, wit, wealth, suicide, Benjamin Rush, "that little sneak Kossuth," and modern authors ("the present wretches of the pen").

Background note

Samuel Rush was a lawyer, recorder of Philadelphia, and the son of Benjamin Rush.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 116 p.


Purchased ($70.00) and accessioned, 1943 (1943 84466).

Early American History Note

This volume contains an assortment of essays presumably written by Samuel Rush. The topics are wide ranging and cover many cultural and social issues of the day. The opening essay critiques "public singers," while others touch on suicide, music, and public life.

Indexing Terms


  • Essays.
  • Manuscript Essays
  • Notebooks.

Personal Name(s)

  • Key, Philip Barton
  • Kossuth, Lajos, 1802-1894
  • Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
  • Rush, Samuel,1795-1859.
  • Sickles, Daniel E.


  • Literature, Arts, and Culture