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Benjamin and Julia Stockton Rush papers

Identifier: SSC.MS.00565
Abstract The Benjamin and Julia Stockton Rush papers include letters, writings, financial records, a few legal documents and one educational record. Benjamin Rush's personal and professional outgoing letters, with some incoming letters, cover a wide variety of topics, but focus primarily on medical concerns, particularly the 1793 and other yellow fever epidemics in Philadelphia, as well as mental illness and its treatment, and the medical department of the Continental Army. There are a few letters...
Dates: 1766-1845 and undated
Found in: CEPT Archives

Benjamin Rush travel diary, 178[4] April 2-7

 Item — Box 3: Series 1; Series 4; Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 1
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents The diary records Rush's travel, accompanied by a servant and via horses, between the outskirts of Philadelphia and Carlisle, Pennsylvania, for an initial meeting with the trustees of Dickinson College. During the meeting the Trustees selected Dr. Charles Nisbet to serve as the College's first president. Rush described the taverns and other travel lodges at which he stopped, along with Tavern staff and other patrons, the quality of the food and drink, along with conversations he witnessed or...
Dates: 178[4] April 2-7

Rush, Benjamin (n.p.) letter to [John Bubenheim Bayard], 1784 June 25

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents A copy, in an unknown hand, of a letter from Rush to Bayard regarding sentiments expressed in an earlier letter to General John Armstrong. The letter reflects post-revolutionary state politics in Pennsylvania. In the letter, Rush censures his fellow Presbyterians, who refuse to revoke the test laws and to admit amendments to the state constitution. He also condemns the taking over by the Presbyterian dominated state government of the charter of the College of Philadelphia, now the University...
Dates: 1784 June 25

Sworn statement, 1786 April 14

 Item — Box 3: Series 1; Series 4; Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 8
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Sworn statement that the certificate dated 1 July 1784, payable to Thomas Gilby and signed by John Pierce, is really the property of Dickinson College. signed by Benjamin Rush.

Dates: 1786 April 14

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Archival Object 3
Collection 1
Diaries 2
Financial records 1
Letters 1
Medicine -- Study and teaching -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
Mental illness -- Treatment -- United States -- History -- 19th century 1