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1Author:  Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813Requires cookie*
 Title:  Memorable facts -- events opinions -- thots [sic] etc., 1789-1791     
 Dates:  1789-1791 
 Abstract:  This collection contains a photocopy of Benjamin Rush's "Memorable Events." The originals are held by the Library Company of Philadelphia. The manuscript contains descriptions of Philadelphia events and personalities.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.R89me 
 Extent:  0.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Philadelphia History 
 Genre:  Autobiography 
 Subjects:  Abolitionists. | African American churches | African Americans -- Religion | Creek Indians | Indians of North America | Medicine. | Slavery -- United States. 
2Author:  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.