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1Author:  Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813Requires cookie*
 Title:  Travels through life:or an account of sundry incidents and events in the life of Benjamin Rush...written for the use of his children, [1800]     
 Dates:  Circa 1800 
 Abstract:  Benjamin Rush's Travels Through Life is his multi-volume autobiography. This manuscript copy is in his own hand and takes up eight volumes of notebooks. The APS also has another manuscript copy of the work that was written by someone other than Rush, likely in preparation for its publication. Rush wrote the autobiography for his children. The APS published portions of the diary, but segments have not been published. Notations suggest that portions that would be "offensive to surviving relatives" be omitted from publication. Other sections were crossed out but are readable and contain pertinent information. This is especially true on the section where Rush records his thoughts on prominent individuals from the American Revolution.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.R89t 
 Extent:  8 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Early National Politics | Marriage and Family Life | Medicine | Philadelphia History | Social Life and Custom 
 Genre:  Autobiography | Diaries 
 Subjects:  Epidemics -- United States | Indians of North America | Medicine. | Yellow fever -- United States. 
2Author:  Sullivan, Thomas, 1755-Requires cookie*
 Title:  Journal of the operations of the American War     
 Dates:  1778-1779 
 Abstract:  In beautiful script, these two volumes track the history of Thomas Sullivan, a non-commissioned British soldier, during his time fighting in the American Revolution. Sullivan's journal records the evacuation of Boston, the New Jersey campaign, and the occupation of Philadelphia. Sullivan often gives detailed accounts of various towns he visits, such as Halifax, Boston, Princeton, and Brunswick. The journal ends in 1778, when Sullivan deserted the British Army and joined the Continental Army, serving under Nathanael Greene.

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 Call #:  Mss.973.3.Su5 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  American Revolution | Military History 
 Genre:  Autobiography | Diaries | Military Records | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Brandywine, Battle of, 1777 | Bunker Hill, Battle of, 1775 | Germantown, Battle of, 1778 | Great Britain. Army -- Regiment of Foot, 49th (1743- ) | Irish -- United States | Long Island, Battle of, 1776 | Monmouth, Battle of, 1778 | New Jersey Campaign, 1776-1777 | Philadelphia Campaign, 1777-1778 | Red Bank, Battle of, 1777 | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1776-1783 | White Plains, Battle of, 1776