Benjamin Rush correspondence, 1759-1813

Mss.B.R89p

Date: 1759-1813 | Size: 2.5 Linear feet

Abstract

These photostats of letters were collected from various repositories by Lyman H. Butterfield for his book, "Letters of Benjamin Rush" 2 v. American Philosophical Society Memoirs 30(1951). Some of the topics discussed are Philadelphia and United States politics, slavery, Afro-American churches, and medicine.

Background note

Benjamin Rush was a physician, patriot, and humanitarian. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton), 1760, and from the University of Edinburgh, 1768. He was a member of the staff at the Pennsylvania Hospital and was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Collection Information

Physical description

2.5 linear feet.

Provenance

Presented by Lyman H. Butterfield and accessioned, 1951

Location of originals:

Consult repository for holders of originals.

Early American History Note

This collection of Benjamin Rush Papers was compiled by Lyman Butterfield for his biography of Rush. The papers are photocopies of Rush's correspondence.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • General Correspondence
  • Political Correspondence
  • Research Records and Reports

Geographic Name(s)

  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs.
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal histories.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1801-1815 -- Sources.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 18th century.

Personal Name(s)

  • Adams, John, 1735-1826
  • Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798
  • Butterfield, L. H. (Lyman Henry)
  • Dickinson, John, 1732-1808
  • Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786
  • Hazard, Ebenezer, 1744-1817
  • Montgomery, John, 1722-1808
  • Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
  • Rush, James,1786-1869.

Subject(s)

  • Abolitionists.
  • African American
  • African American churches
  • African Americans -- Religion
  • Early National Politics
  • Medicine
  • Medicine.
  • Religion
  • Slavery.
  • Yellow fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.