Occasional glimpses at the world,1824


Date: 1824 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 156 p.


In this volume Rush comments on persons and events of the time, mentioning Robert Walsh, John Vaughan, Lafayette, James Rush, Peter S. Du Ponceau, and William Currie. Rush also comments on the Franklin Institute, and the American Philosophical Society.

Background note

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

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 156 p.


Purchased from Carlier - Wolf ($200.00) and accessioned, 1970 (1970 1965ms).

Early American History Note

This collection, "Occasional Glimpses at the World, 1824" complements the Samuel Rush notebook. Both contain short essays on topical matters.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Philosophical Society


  • Literature
  • Manuscript Essays

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.

Personal Name(s)

  • Currie, William, 1754-1828
  • Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de, 1757-1834
  • Rush, James,1786-1869.
  • Rush, Samuel,1795-1859.
  • Vaughan, John, 1756-1841
  • Walsh, R. (Robert), 1772-1852


  • Literature, Arts, and Culture
  • Social Life and Custom

Detailed Inventory

 Rush, Samuel,1795-1859..
Occasional Glimpses at the World;

A.D.S. 1vol.of ca.100p. Caustic comments on persons and events: mentions Robert Walsh, John Vaughan, Franklin Institute, Wistar Party, Lafayette, James Rush, Du Ponceau, Dr. Currie, etc.