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1Author:  Hewson family.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Hewson family papers, 1767-1836     
 Dates:  1767-1836 
 Abstract:  The Hewson's were close to the Franklin family. Mary Stevenson Hewson was Franklin's landlady when he was in London, and they maintained a correspondence throughout their lives. This collection contains some of the family correspondence. Most are not originals, which are in private hands. The original manuscripts are primarily letters to and from Mary Stevenson Hewson. Of note is a poem/prayer written by Mary Stevenson Hewson. The MOLE record is very detailed, but the record does not mention records of a controversy Benjamin Franklin had with Dr. William Hunter that are part of this collection.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.H492.h, .br, .b1, .b 
 Extent:  0.25 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Marriage and Family Life | Social Life and Custom | Women's History 
 Genre:  General Correspondence 
 Subjects:  Medicine. 
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.