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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Library Company of Philadelphia
Creator:
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
Creator:
Rush, James, 1786-1869
Creator:
Rush
Title:
Rush family papers
Date [inclusive]:
1748-1876
Call Number:
Rush
Extent:
34.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Rush Family papers includes material from Benjamin Rush, physician, social activist, educator, writer and patriot; his brother Jacob Rush, lawyer, Supreme Court judge, and patriot; and Benjamin’s son James Rush, physician and Treasurer of the United States Mint. These American men were “strong characters, zealous patriots during the stirring period in which they lived, tenacious of their convictions and of the high standard of individual duty which they set for others, and typified in themselves,” (Richards, page 53). The bulk of the collection is the papers of Dr. Benjamin Rush and his son Dr. James Rush. Judge Jacob, John, Richard and William are represented, but to a much lesser degree. The other Rush family members are represented in a very limited manner. The collection contains correspondence; financial records; medical notes, lectures, and case histories; writings regarding medicine, politics, and the judicial system; and observations on colonial Philadelphia, the formation of the United States, and the new nation.
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Biography/History

The Rush Family papers includes material from Benjamin Rush, physician, social activist, educator, writer and patriot; his brother Jacob Rush, lawyer, Supreme Court judge, and patriot; and Benjamin’s son James Rush, physician and Treasurer of the United States Mint. These American men were “strong characters, zealous patriots during the stirring period in which they lived, tenacious of their convictions and of the high standard of individual duty which they set for others, and typified in themselves,” (Richards, page 53).

Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush, a physician, social activist, educator, writer, and patriot, was born on December 24, 1745 at Byberry, Pennsylvania, the fourth child of John and Susanna (Hall) Rush. He was educated at the College of New Jersey, now called Princeton University, graduating at age 15; and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland where he earned his degree of Medical Doctor in June 1768. Prior to traveling to Scotland, Rush studied under Dr. John Redmond of Philadelphia and took classes at the College of Philadelphia, now called the University of Pennsylvania, taught by Dr. William Shippen, Jr. and Dr. John Morgan in 1754. He began practicing medicine when he returned to Philadelphia.

In 1775, Rush met and fell in love with Julia Stockton of Princeton, New Jersey and they were married in January 1776. They had thirteen children, four of whom died in infancy. Benjamin and Julia Rush’s children were: John, Anne Emily (1779-1850), Richard (1780-1859), Susannah (died in infancy), Elizabeth (died in infancy), Mary, James (1786-1869), William (died in infancy), Benjamin (died in infancy), Benjamin (1791-1824), Julia (1792-1860), Samuel (1795-1859), and William.

As a physician, the role for which Rush is best known, he was dedicated and untiring. He founded the Philadelphia Dispensary for the Relief of the Poor and through his “thirty years of service as a senior physician at the Pennsylvania Hospital,” the staff of which he joined in 1783, he instituted many “reforms … in the care of the mentally ill” (Princeton University). He is the author of Medical Inquiries and Observations upon the Diseases of the Mind. He wrote “prolifically on the subject of medicine and medical practice, developing a reputation as a man of literature as well as medicine,” (Dickinson College). His treatments of purging and bloodletting during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 created great controversy. “In the devastating yellow fever epidemics which afflicted Philadelphia in the 1790s, Rush labored among the sick and dying, morning and night, was felled by the disease himself, and never doubted that his prescriptions of heroic purging and bleeding had saved hundreds of lives,” (Rush, page xvi). However, “it was said of him that his purges were meant for a horse, not a man, and that he had waded through the epidemic in a bath of his patients’ blood. He was even charged with murdering them by his excessive bloodletting,” (Binger, page 227). Soon after the epidemics, Rush sued William Cobbett, also known as “Peter Porcupine” for slander. Although Rush won this suit, many were not convinced and Cobbett continued his attacks on Rush, claiming “to have established mathematically that Rush had killed more patients than he cured,” (Binger, page 247). In the years following the epidemic, Rush’s prominence in the community outweighed the controversy and “in his later years, Benjamin Rush’s reputation and fame spread beyond the parochial confines of his native state and even across the Atlantic.” (Binger, page 284).

Benjamin Rush was also “a social activist, a prominent advocate for the abolition of slavery, an advocate for scientific education for the masses, including women, and for public clinics to treat the poor,” (U.S. History). Furthermore, he favored “universal education and health care; he advocated prison reform, the abolition of … capital punishment, temperance, and better treatment of mental illness” (Dickinson College). He served as a member of American Philosophical Society and as a member of the Sons of Liberty in Philadelphia. He helped organize the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage, serving, for a period of time, as president. He also became a member of the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons. As a Renaissance man, politics did not escape Rush’s notice. In 1776, Rush was elected to and represented Pennsylvania at the Continental Congress and he signed the Declaration of Independence. In 1777, he was appointed surgeon-general of the Continental Army, but quickly resigned because he “became outraged by the conditions he found in army hospitals and, failing to get the remedial action he sought from the director general, Dr. Shippen (his former teacher), he sent a protest to General Washington, accusing Dr. Shippen of maladministration,” (Princeton University). When Congress ruled in favor of Shippen, Rush’s military career ended. Rush supported a federal constitution and in 1787, he voiced his opinions “to advocate the ratification of the federal constitution; his actions let to an appointment to the ratifying convention for the state,” (Dickinson College). He was appointed treasurer of the United States Mint and served from 1797 until his death in 1813.

Education was also important to Rush. Appointed chair of Chemistry at the College of Philadelphia in 1769, Rush became “at the age of twenty-three the first professor of chemistry in America,” (Princeton University). He also served as professor of medical theory and clinical practice at the College of Pennsylvania, and “all told, he taught more than three thousand medical students, who carried his influence to every corner of the growing nation,” (Princeton University). In 1783, he founded Dickinson College, and “serv[ed] as one of the most influential trustees of the College from its founding until his death.” (Dickinson College). According to Carl Binger, “on September 9, 1783, six days after the peace treaty with England went into effect, the Legislature passed an act to establish the College at Carlisle in Cumberland County,” (Binger, page 166) making Dickinson College the first institution of higher education in the United States. He also served as a charter trustee of Franklin College, now Franklin and Marshall College, and as an incorporator of the Young Ladies Academy in Philadelphia.

Benjamin Rush died on April 19, 1813 at age 67. Despite disagreeing with some of Rush’s tactics, Thomas Jefferson, at the time of Rush’s death, wrote in a letter to John Adams, “a better man than Rush could not have left us, more benevolent, more learned, of finer genius or more honest,” (Binger, page 296). John Adams similarly honored Rush saying, “as a man of Science, Letters, Task, Sense, Phylosophy, Patriotism, Religion, Morality, Merit, Usefulness, taken all together, Rush has not left his equal in America, nor that I know of in the world,” (Binger, page 296).

Jacob Rush

Jacob Rush, brother of Benjamin Rush and son of John and Susan Harvey Rush, was born November 24, 1747 in Byberry Township, Philadelphia County. He obtained his education from Francis Allison at a school in New London, Chester County, the Academy at Nottingham, Cecil County, MD, and the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), earning the degree of Doctor of Laws. He was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar on February 7, 1769 and to the Bar in Berks County on May 10, 1769.

Rush was elected as a member of the Assembly from Philadelphia County in 1782 and served until his resignation on March 20, 1784 when he was appointed “by the Supreme Executive Council to the Supreme Bench, in the room of John Evans, deceased,” (Richards, page 56). After the judiciary system was changed by State constitution in 1790, Rush was commissioned President of the Third Circuit on August 17, 1791. According to Richards, Rush was a strong Federalist, believe in “the maintenance of social order by the literal and rigid enforcement of the Act of 1794, against vice and immorality—contemptuously referred to as the Blue Law—passed during his administration,” (Richards, page 66).

The judicial circuits were reorganized in 1806, and Rush was commissioned president of the district of the City and County of Philadelphia. Rush served on the Bench of the District Court of Philadelphia from 1811 until his death.

Rush had married Mary Rench in 1777. They had four daughters who survived both Rush and his wife who died on August 31, 1806. Rush died on January 5, 1820 at the age of 73. It was said that “his uprightness of conduct and unquestionable abilities always secured him the respect and confidence, if not the attachment of his associates, the members of the Bar and the entire community,” (Richards, page 60).

James Rush

James Rush, born March 1, 1786, was the seventh son of Dr. Benjamin Rush. He studied medicine at Princeton University and the University of Edinburgh. He also earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1809. He did not practice medicine regularly and in 1813 was appointed Treasurer of the United States Mint where he served until 1830.

James Rush married Phoebe Anne Ridgeway (1799-1857) a Philadelphia heiress and he inherited her fortune after her death in 1857. In his will, Rush left the bulk of his estate to the Library Company of Philadelphia for the building of the Ridgeway Branch. He was the author of The Philosophy of the Human Voice and “achieved a high reputation as a physician, but later in life secluded himself among his books,” (Scharf, page 1186).

Bibliography:

Binger, Carl, M.D. Revolutionary Doctor: Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1996.

Dickinson College. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813). http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/r/ed_rushB.html (accessed March 2, 2010).

Princeton University. Campus Companion. http://etcweb.princeton.edu/CampusWWW/Companion/rush_benjamin.html (accessed March 2, 2010).

Richards, Louis. “Honorable Jacob Rush of the Pennsylvania Judiciary,” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Vol. 39, No. 1 (1915).

Rush, Benjamin. My Dearest Julia: the love letters of Dr. Benjamin Rush to Julia Stockton. New York: Neale Watson Academic Publications, Inc., 1979.

Sharf, J. Thomas and Thompson Westcott. History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884, Volume 2. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884.

U.S. History. Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Rush. http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/rush.htm (accessed March 2, 2010).

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers of Dr. Benjamin Rush, Judge Jacob Rush, Dr. James Rush, John Rush, Richard Rush, William Rush, and small portions of materials from other Rush family members. The bulk of the collection is the papers of Dr. Benjamin Rush and his son Dr. James Rush. Judge Jacob, John, Richard and William are represented, but to a much lesser degree. The other Rush family members are represented in a very limited manner. The collection is arranged in four series: “Benjamin Rush papers,” “James Rush papers,” “Other Rush family papers,” and “Miscellaneous documents.” Researchers interested in the history of medical education will find this collection to be of great value.

Because segments of this collection were cataloged to the item level, catalog numbers, when known, are attached to the folder/volume information. These numbers should be used only when research begins with the card catalog.

The “Benjamin Rush papers” includes “Correspondence,” “Property and Land records,” “Financial records,” “Notes, thoughts, letters, diplomas and certificates,” “Medical research and notes,” “Writings by Benjamin Rush,” “Professorship at the University of Pennsylvania,” and “Collected Writings and notes by others.”

The “Correspondence” section consists of 45 volumes of bound correspondence as well as 85 folders of loose correspondence. The bulk of the “Correspondence” section contains incoming correspondence [2,700 items in 26 volumes, alphabetically arranged] from doctors, patients, and students concerning medicine, giving case histories, and requesting advice on treatment. For the most part, Rush’s own thoughts are not reflected in this material, however Rush's response is sometimes noted on the letter. These letters reflect the scope of Rush’s influence, the many issues with which he was involved, and the issues in which he was most interested. Among the correspondents in this series are: Ashton Alexander, James M. Anderson, Jr., Dr. Charles Browne, William Engle, Edward Fisher, Henry Muhlenberg, Nathaniel Potter, Benjamin Vaughan, and John Vaughan.

It is important for a researcher to know, however, that strict attention to alphabetization was not attended during the binding of these volumes and therefore, perusal of the entire volume is recommended. Volumes 1 to 20 are general correspondence arranged alphabetically from A to Z. Volumes 21 to 26 are also general correspondence with four additional distinct sets of alphabetical arrangement. As a result, a researcher will need to consult at least five volumes to determine if the individual of interest is represented in the collection. Volumes 1, 2 and 2a were disbound and the letters were placed in folders with the volume number and page number on the folder.

Some of the letters were separated into special groups and are of a more personal nature, relating to private affairs and interests of Rush and his correspondents, and reform activities, as well as medicine. The major correspondents include Jeremy Belknap, Edward and Charles Dilly, Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson, James E. B. Finley, Thomas Hall, David Hosack, John Coakly Lettsom, Edward Miller, David Ramsay, Granville Sharp, and Noah Webster. Included are some of the Rush's own letter drafts.

Other volumes include topics such as Drs. Barton, Cox, Hosack, and Miller; Lettsom, Percival, Sharp, etc.; Controversial; the Yellow Fever Epidemics of 1793 and 1798; Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson letters and poems; Dickinson College; Rush family letters and land papers; and letters regarding nation building. Box 1 contains letters that were removed from bound volumes, probably for the purpose of exhibit. Because they cannot safely be re-inserted into bound volumes, they are stored and described separately. Finally, there are 85 folders of loose correspondence that seem to have been acquired separately or later and were not bound into the volumes. Again, these letters are stored and described separately.

Subject groupings include Dickinson College, consisting of Rush's correspondence with John Montgomery, Charles Nisbet, John Armstrong and others relating to the establishment and administration of the college; Northumberland County land papers containing Rush's letters to William Plunkett; Yellow Fever correspondence with letters from patients and reports from other doctors on the onset, progress, and cure of outbreaks outside of Philadelphia; and letters and papers relating to Rush's disputes with Elias Boudinot and others.

The Yellow Fever letters were very intentionally combined with the first page of the volume stating, “Notes and letters addressed to Benjamin Rush during the prevalence of the yellow fever in Philadelphia in the year 1793. Collected with the view of showing some of the symptoms of that disease and the great distress which at that time pervaded the city, and of the fear which prevailed throughout the country.”

On very few occasions, the correspondence is not directed to Dr. Benjamin Rush, but to his wife, Julia, or other doctors.

The “Property and Land records,” document land owned and sold by Benjamin Rush. According to Goodman, Rush speculated in land and purchased land in Lycoming, Northumberland, and Mifflin counties in central Pennsylvania. Indeed, in “1794-95, many land deals were executed [as] the Loyalsock district [Northumberland County] lured Joseph Priestly,” an area in which Rush owned approximately 3,100 acres. Records in this section include deeds and deed polls related to Joseph Priestley, some of which may, in fact, refer to a plan for “Englishmen to purchase land north of Northumberland, Pennsylvania, in the hopes of establishing a Dissenter Colony [which] never materialized,”(PA Dept. of General Services). Benjamin Rush’s connection to this plan is unclear beyond his friendship with Joseph Priestley.

“Financial records,” include daybooks; journals; ledgers; receipt, account and bank books; and estate records. The daybooks, journals and ledgers document Rush’s medical practice and need to be used in tandem. These volumes provide information on Rush as a doctor as well as a business man. Extensive patient information (including name, date, illness, treatment, residence, occupation and financial responsibilities for the medical treatment) is contained within these records and will prove valuable to researchers interested in the history of medicine and social history. Receipt, account and bank books and estate records include two receipt books, a bank book, and a family and private account book, as well as information regarding Benjamin Rush’s estate. It appears that Julia Rush continued to add to the receipt books following Rush’s death. The Daybooks range in date from 1772 to 1996, however, the years 1780 and 1786 to 1789 are not included. The volumes are arranged chronologically and the contents within each volume are arranged by date and list the patients seen each day. Entries include the name of the person treated and the treatment. The last daybook in the collection ends with 1796 and is almost illegible. With the exception of the inoculations, there is no further record of treatments given.

The ledgers, dating from 1769-1814, include the name of the person, who was treated (self, wife, child, or servant of a head of household), year and month of treatment, and reference to a page in the journal from which the information was taken. Each entry also includes the charge made, and the date, amount and method of payment.

Journal entries, dating from 1769 to 1815, are arranged by month and include name of the person, who was treated (self, wife, child, or servant of a head of household), treatment given, and charge for treatment. Under the heading “Cash,” researchers will find lists of payments made to Rush with references to the ledger entries. Journals A-E follow this model. Journal F begins in the same model as Journals A-E, but in August 1775, record keeping changes and includes references such as “sundries as per day book” with dates of treatment or later in 1795, simply “medicine and attendance.” Starting in January 1796, entries include the name of the person, who was treated (self, wife, child, or servant of head of household), ledger reference, amount of charge and a visit code. Journals G-H continue the visit code system begun in 1796 and do not include a record of treatment given (as do the Day Books).

Also included are three volumes entitled, “Index to Ledgers A-C: Alphabetical list of patients.” There is no indication as to when the index was made, but it was started in one hand and continued in other hands. It appears to refer only to Ledgers A-C and gives a ledger reference which in turn gives a journal reference. From the journal reference, it is possible to determine the date of treatment, at which point a researcher may access the day books. For patients appearing in Ledgers D-E, if the month of treatment is known, researchers are advised to begin with the journal of the proper date and search the month until the desired entry is found. The entry will then give a reference to the ledger. If the approximate time of treatment is unknown, researchers will need to search through both Ledgers D and E. The date given at the top of each page refers only to the year in which the account was begun. Although Ledger D was begun in 1795, it includes charges made as late as 1812 despite the fact that Ledger E was begun in 1806.

It is apparent that entries were made daily in the daybooks. At the end of each month or so, the daybook entries were summarized for the journals. The ledgers were probably compiled yearly, although records of payment must have been made as received. Evidently, the press of business in 1795 made such a complicated system too burdensome. Journal entries cease to include the treatment given and appear to have been made in greater haste and possibly more frequently. It is also possible that entries were made directly into journals as no daybooks exist after 1796. Researchers should be aware that information as to the residence, occupation or family relationship of a patient may appear in a daybook, ledger, journal or index and any one of the volumes may contain more complete information. In order to gain the most information regarding the patient—including residence, occupation, family relationship, illness, and treatment—it is necessary to use all relevant volumes.

In addition to the standard financial entries of the daybooks, ledgers, journals and indexes, the fronts and backs of both daybooks and journal contain miscellaneous information such as lists of apprentices and lists of people inoculated. In several volumes, Rush summarized his income for the year or for several years.

“Notes, thoughts, letters, diplomas and certificates,” reflects Benjamin Rush’s viewpoints on many topics of the day. In this section, researchers will find Rush’s notes for speeches and notes regarding the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1780 as well as notes, letters, facts, observations, and thoughts on, in his terminology, a “variety of subjects.” Both “Letters, facts and observations” and “Letters and Thoughts” contain a typed index of people and topics addressed in the volume, with coordinating page numbers. The notes on the Continental Congress include three volumes in one, and include Notes on Congress, Daybook and Journal, and Accounts on the Bank of North America, etc. These volumes also include a typed index of people and topics addressed in the volume, with coordinating page numbers. An address on education may prove interesting to those researching Rush’s founding of Dickinson College as well as other education reforms. Certificates and diplomas are also included in two oversized boxes.

“Medical research and notes,” contains Rush’s notes on medicine, in his own hand. Included are a quack recipe book from 1780 to 1812, three volumes entitled “Medical Notes,” covering the years 1789 to 1809, Rush’s accounts of epidemic diseases, in four volumes (volume two is not present), ranging from 1779 to 1813; and notes on patients older than 80 years. Rush’s accounts of epidemic diseases cover the time frame of the two most serious yellow fever outbreaks in Philadelphia, 1793 and 1798 and, in diary form, record the developments of epidemic diseases from 1779 to 1813. Within Rush’s “Quack recipe book” is a copy of a letter to Mr. Monroe (James Monroe, who served as Secretary of War under President James Madison during the War of 1812) with hints for keeping the American military healthy. These materials, unquestionably, will be of great value to any researcher interested in Rush as a physician as well as students of history of medicine.

“Writings by Benjamin Rush,” includes several volumes that may or may not have been intended for publication. None of the included volumes, however, were published, and it is important to note that Rush’s most well-known writing, Medical Inquiries and Observations upon the Diseases of the Mind, is not available in this collection. The bulk of this series includes Rush’s transcriptions of lectures from his education in medicine at the University of Edinburgh under the tutelage of William Cullen, M.D. Together, with Rush’s own lectures while a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, found in the next series, the history of medical education in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century is highly documented. Cullen’s lectures focus on the institutes of physic, chemistry, the practice of physic, clinical lectures, and the practice of medicine. Also in this series are “The Espousals of Plants or a Compendium of the Sexual or Linnean System of Botany,” “Work on Hygiene,” and a portion of Rush’s autobiography, in his own hand. The autobiography contains only pages 367 to 383, and is apparently volume nine of his complete autobiography, which is held by the American Philosophical Society.

Rush’s “Professorship at the University of Pennsylvania,” is documented through lists of students, lectures, and student work. The bulk of the series contains Rush’s lectures on medicine, in his own hand. The original arrangement of these lectures has been maintained—the lectures are arranged by the class being taught, followed by lectures which are not attributed to a specific class. Topics of Rush’s lectures include, but are not limited to, courses in the practice of medicine, physiology, pathology, and fevers. In conjunction with Rush’s transcriptions of Cullen’s lectures (in previous series), researchers will find extensive information on medical education in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. These lectures provide insight into Rush’s medical methodology as well as his teaching methodology. Also included are several thesis written by Rush’s students. Topics addressed include tetanus, dysentery, pneumonia biliosa, modus operand of cold, respiration, mania, and conception. Of note is a volume with drafts of "Lectures on Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and Medicine for the Young Ladies Academy," dating from October 1787. Titles of lectures taken from the lecture envelopes may not always match that which is in the card catalog, and therefore, researchers who start with the card catalog should search the finding aid for the catalog number which is attached to each lecture in the guide.

“Collected Writings and notes by others” includes works by Charles Nisbit, who served as the first president of Dickinson college; Dr. Sayre; Moses Willard; James Woodhouse, a former student of Rush who succeeded him to the Chair of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania; Simon Williams; S. Mitchell; Dr. Thomas Bond, a founder and trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, a founder of the American Philosophical Society, and the founder of the Pennsylvania Hospital; David Watson; Reverend Dr. Samuel Davies, president of College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) from 1759-1761; General Edward Stevens; Thomas Hall; and Richard Nisbett, “an insane man in the Pennsylvania Hospital.” Writings include sermons, cases studies, medical treatises, an autobiography and poetry.

The “James Rush papers” consists of diaries, commonplace books on a variety of topics, writings by Dr. James Rush, correspondence, medical practice material, records of Rush as a student and a lecturer, and financial records. These materials demonstrate Rush’s role in his world as a doctor, author, lecturer and philanthropist. According to Goodman, Phoebe Ridgway Rush, when she married Dr. James Rush, was “the belle of Philadelphia society,” evidence of which is contained within the “Correspondence” series where Dr. James and Mrs. Phoebe Rush's invitations, acceptances and rejections of social events are extensive.

James Rush’s “Diaries” run from 1809 to 1810 and from 1830 to 1847. During the period of 1809 to 1810, Rush was studying in Scotland. From 1845 to 1847, Rush was traveling through Europe. The diaries are arranged in chronological order.

Rush’s “Commonplace books” contain notes on medicine, the United States Mint, fine art, literature, and memos for construction of his Chestnut St. house. The volume on his Chestnut Street house includes architectural sketches of ideas for the home. For related records, see the account book for the House on Chestnut Street which is contained in James Rush’s “Financial records.” The commonplace books are arranged alphabetically.

“Writings by Dr. James Rush,” includes notes, drafts, and printer's copies for James Rush's published works as well as writings that were not published. Rush’s writings are arranged chronologically. Included in the non-published material is a valedictory address, an oration, a composition, “College Tune,” “A Short Account of Gothic Architecture,” “Notes on the Nature of Sheridan,” “Hints for a New System of Medicine,” anecdotes, facts, thoughts, verses, and manuscripts. Of note in this series is a manuscript of a biographical sketch of Dr. Benjamin Rush. In regards to published works, Rush was the author of The Philosophy of the Human Voice, 1827;  Hamlet, A Prelude in Five Acts, 1834;  Brief Outline of an Analysis of the Human Intellect, 1865; and  Rhymes and Contrast on Wisdom and Folly, 1869.

The “Correspondence” series includes general correspondence in bound volumes, general correspondence (unbound), and Dr. James and Mrs. Phoebe Rush’s invitations, acceptances and rejections of social events. The general correspondence in bound volumes consists of incoming correspondence [900 items in 6 volumes], alphabetically arranged by sender, and is a miscellany of letters from friends, orators and elocutionists, patients, and people (often family) requesting money. There is also a small selection of James Rush’s own letters in a volume of first copies of letters, 1835-1843. The general correspondence (unbound) contains the same type of letters as the bound volumes. These letters are arranged alphabetically by sender. Included in this grouping are six folders of letters from Dr. Benjamin and six folders of letters from Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Julia Rush to James Rush. The last grouping of correspondence contains Dr. James and Mrs. Phoebe Rush’s invitations, acceptances and rejections of social events. This group of letters is extensive, but contains very little content: full names are rarely recorded and dates are incomplete. An example of the bulk of this material is: “Dr. Jacob Rush regrets that he will be unable to accept Mrs. Rush’s polite invitation for Friday, the 14th.” Included are a fair number of invitations to funerals, which generally, but not always, include the date of the person’s death, family members of the deceased, and a location for interment. This group of material is indicative of the Rush’s place in society and their relationship with many of Philadelphia’s prominent residents.

James Rush’s “Medical Practice” is documented by six volumes including a record of deaths of patients of James Rush, a practical register, notes on nosological or observatory medicine, information on his dispute with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, medical notes, and St. George’s Hospital Cases, etc. Of interest in these volumes are Rush’s notes on his patients which indicate his methodology as a physician.

Throughout his life, James Rush was a student and a lecturer. His notes as a student represent his medical education at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 1809. After his father’s death until at least 1818, James Rush read his father’s lectures to students. He appears to have written his own introductory lecture which probably preceded the reading of Dr. Benjamin Rush’s lectures. One lecture on Asiastic Spasmodic Cholera is dated 1832, and it is unknown to whom this lecture was addressed. Another lecture on Materia Medica is not dated and is attributed to James Rush. These lectures are arranged chronologically.

James Rush’s “Financial records” include accounts for his house on Chestnut Street, financial and other memoranda, marketting [sic] accounts, and the catalogue of his library which was given to the Library Company of Philadelphia upon his death in 1869. James Rush’s home on Chestnut Street was built for him and these accounts describe the cost of building a home in the mid 1800s. The marketting [sic] accounts document the food and household purchases of the Rush family from 1857 to 1867.

The series, “Other Rush family papers” includes the papers of Judge Jacob Rush, John Rush, Richard Rush, and William Rush, in addition to correspondence, diaries, genealogies, and diplomas of many Rushes.

The Judge Jacob Rush papers document, to a small degree, Benjamin Rush’s brother’s career as judge. Included are nine volumes of Charges to the Grand Jury which Judge Rush, “delivered … to the grand jury, in the fashion of the times, upon topics of the most general character, these deliverances being in substance lectures upon the various duties and obligations of the citizen in law and morals,” (Historical Society of Berks County, page 37).

The John Rush papers include letters from John Rush to his father, Dr. Benjamin Rush, as well other documents, particularly on land purchases. John Rush earned his degree in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania (diploma included) in 1804 and served in the United States Navy in 1802 and again from 1805 to 1808, when he commanded gunboats in Boston and New Orleans. According to Binger, “on October 1, 1807, he fought a duel with Lieutenant Benjamin Taylor, in command of Gunboat No. 15 at the New Orleans Station [and] Taylor was killed,” (Binger, page 282). Apparently, Taylor had been a good friend of Rush’s and after a brief arrest, he was able to return to duty, however, he continued to run into trouble and eventually, in 1810, he tried to commit suicide, was described as “insane,” and was “brought home in February 1810 in a state of deep melancholy,” (Binger, page 282). He was treated by his father in the Pennsylvania Hospital until Dr. Benjamin Rush’s death in 1813, and remained in the Pennsylvania Hospital until his own death in 1837.

The Richard Rush papers include letters from much of Richard’s professional life from 1801 to 1849. One volume of letters documents Richard’s auspicious career as Attorney General of Pennsylvania during the year 1811. His papers also contain a manuscript for the book, Residence at the Court of London, which was published in 1872 and describes Richard’s experiences as Minister from the United States from 1817 to 1825.

The William Rush papers consists of four folders of letters from William to his mother Julia Rush from 1823 to 1832 and one volume, Examinations on Materia Medica in the Philadelphia School of Medicine, given by him as lecturer on materia medica and therapeutics at the Philadelphia School of Medicine, in 1832.

Correspondence, diaries, genealogies and diplomas consist of material created by various Rush family members. These materials are arranged chronologically. Included are Cassie Murray Rush’s diary from 1876 in which she describes a visit to the Centennial; Phoebe Anne Rush's music book presented to her in 1820 by Frank Johnson, a black Philadelphia musician; The “Miscellaneous documents” series contains materials that cannot be attributed to any one member of the Rush family. Materials include letters, poems, tickets, manuscripts, and the size of G. Colburn’s head. These materials are largely undated and are not addressed to anyone.

Bibliography:

Binger, Carl, M.D. "Revolutionary Doctor, Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813" . W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.: New York, 1966.

Goodman, Nathan G. Benjamin Rush: Physician and Citizen, 1746-1813. University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 1934.

Historical Society of Berks County. Transactions of the Historical Society of Berks County, Volume I. B.F. Owen & Co.: Reading, PA, 1904.

Pennsylvania. Department of General Services. http://www.dgs.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_6_2_36586_4287_472644_43/

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Library Company of Philadelphia

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Holly Mengel

Sponsor

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use, on deposit at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. For access, please contact the Historical Society at 215-732-6200 or visit http://www.hsp.org.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Library Company of Philadelphia with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Bequest of James Rush, 1869.

Processing Information note

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

This collection was minimally processed in 2009-2011, as part of an experimental project conducted under the auspices of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries to help eliminate processing backlog in Philadelphia repositories. A minimally processed collection is one processed at a less intensive rate than traditionally thought necessary to make a collection ready for use by researchers. When citing sources from this collection, researchers are advised to defer to folder titles provided in the finding aid rather than those provided on the physical folder.

Employing processing strategies outlined in Mark Greene's and Dennis Meissner's 2005 article, More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal With Late 20th-Century Collections, the project team tested the limits of minimal processing on collections of all types and ages, in 23 Philadelphia area repositories. A primary goal of the project, the team processed at an average rate of 2-3 hours per linear foot of records, a fraction of the time ordinarily reserved for the arrangement and description of collections. Among other time saving strategies, the project team did not extensively review the content of the collections, replace acidic folders or complete any preservation work.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Benjamin Rush papers, undated.

Duke University Medical Center Library: Benjamin Rush papers, 1766-1845.

Library of Congress: Benjamin Rush papers, 1776-1812.

Presbyterian Historical Society: Benjamin Rush papers, 1767 and 1783

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.).
  • Dickinson College.
  • United States. Constitutional Convention (1787).
  • United States. Continental Congress.
  • United States. Navy.
  • University of Edinburgh.
  • University of Pennsylvania. Dept. of Medicine.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Commonplace books
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Estate records
  • Family papers
  • Financial records
  • Lecture notes
  • Lectures
  • Manuscripts
  • Poems
  • Property records
  • Textbooks
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815
  • Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821
  • Dickinson, John, 1732-1808
  • Eustis, William, 1753-1825
  • Fergusson, Elizabeth Graeme, 1737-1801
  • Hosack, David, 1769-1835
  • Lettsom, John Coakley, 1744-1815
  • Nisbet, Charles, 1736-1804
  • Percival, Thomas, 1740-1804
  • Ramsay, David, 1749-1815
  • Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
  • Rush, Jacob, 1747-1820
  • Rush, James, 1786-1869
  • Rush, John, 1777-1837
  • Rush, Julia Stockton
  • Rush, Richard, 1780-1859
  • Rush, William, 1801-1864
  • Shippen, William, 1736?-1808
Subject(s)
  • Abolitionists
  • Authors, American
  • Medical education
  • Medicine
  • Mental illness
  • Pennsylvania--History
  • Pennsylvania--History--1775-1865
  • Pennsylvania--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
  • Physicians
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Yellow fever

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Other Finding Aids note

Researchers should note that a physical card catalog pre-dates the processing and finding aid created during the 2009-2011 PACSCL/CLIR "Hidden Collections" processing project. A partial alphabetical list of correspondents filed under "Rush" in this card catalog was transcribed and can be found here: http://www.lcpimages.org/lcpAT/pdf/RushBenjamin_alpha%20correspondence.pdf

Collection Inventory

Series I. Benjamin Rush papers.

Subseries I: Correspondence.

A. Bound volumes.
Scope and Contents note

Volumes 1, 2, 2a, 30 and 34 have been disbound and were boxed. Individual correspondents have been listed for disbound volumes. The catalog numbers for these volumes are:

Volume 1: Yi2 7216 Volume 2: Yi2 7217 Volume 2a: Yi2 7218 Volume 30: Yi2 7246 Volume 34: Yi2 7250

Volume Page

Aaggiz, Jef, 1780 March 28.

1 1

Adair, William, undated.

1 2

Adams, Joseph, 1799, undated.

1 5-6

Adams, T.B., 1802 May 29.

1 7

Adamson, John, 1810 November 1.

1 9

Adamson, William, 1804 June 7.

1 8

Addison, Alex, [1786] August 10-1793 January 21.

1 3-4

A Friend to Genious [sic], 1803 December 1.

1 129

A Friend to Improvement, 1812 November 13.

1 133

Agnew, Samuel, 1803-1811.

1 10-19

Albertina, Dr. Charles, 1812 June 25.

1 75

Alexander T., 1811 February 21.

1 41

Alexander, Archibald, 1800 January 11.

1 31

Alexander, Ashton, 1796-1797.

1 24-25

Alexander, Ashton, 1798-1799.

1 27-29

Alexander, Ashton, 1800-1809.

1 32-35

Alexander, Ashton, 1810-1813.

1 39-40

Alexander, Ashton, 1795, undated.

1 42-62

Alexander, Joseph, 1797 August 17.

1 26

Alexander, Stephen, 1810 May 5-22.

1 36-37

Alexander, T., 1810 July 28.

1 38

Alin, James, 1805 May 8.

1 73

Allen, Nathaniel, 1804 March 8.

1 23

Allen, Peter, 1808.

1 22

Allen, Robert, 1804-1807.

1 20-21

Allmin, William, 1809 October 22, 1810.

1 63

Allston, W., 1789-1797.

1 64-66

Allston, William, 1803-1806.

1 67-71

Alvarey, Andrew (in French), 1798 August 27.

1 74

Anderson, Alexander, 1791 July 16.

1 84

Anderson, Alexander, 1792 August 24.

1 88

Anderson, E. H., 1812 October 29.

1 77

Anderson, Edward, 1810 March 15.

1 76

Anderson, J.M., 1800 December 2,1803 October 31.

1 79-80

Anderson, J.M., 1801 November 16, undated.

1 86-87

Anderson, J.M., 1798 May 29.

1 91

Anderson, J.M., 1798, 1809, undated.

1 93-95

Anderson, J.M., 1794-1812.

1 99-103

Anderson, J.M. (Jr.), 1797 July 24.

1 78

Anderson, J.M. (Jr.), 1798 June 21.

1 90

Anderson, James (includes report regarding snake pills and mad dogs), 1789-1790.

1 82-83

Anderson, James M., 1804 September 4.

1 81

Anderson, James M., 1794 December 25.

1 89

Anderson, James M., 1795 July 14.

1 92

Anderson, John, 1806 June 7.

1 85

Andrews, Robert, 1800 July 12.

1 104

Ankrim, Josiah, 1812 March 22.

1 72

Ankrim, Josiah, 1802 July 26.

1 105

Archer, John, 1787-1803.

1 106-112

Archer, R., 1809 August 18.

1 115

Archer, Rebecca, 1789 March 21.

1 113

Archer, Robert H., 1797.

1 114

Archer, Robert P., 1810 December 9.

1 116

Ard, Joseph B., 1810 October 28.

1 117

Arndt, John, 1799 December 8.

1 118

Arndt, John, 1799 December 28.

1 121

Arnold, Joseph, 1808 May 28.

1 119

Arnott, Henry, 1799 June 15.

1 120

[Arttsaur] (in French), 1789 April 13.

1 125

Ashton, Henry, 1809 November 20.

1 123

Aspin, Matthew, 1788 July 22.

1 122

A Student of Medicine, undated.

1 132

Atlee, Edwin A., undated.

1 124

Austin, Andrew, 1809 March 7.

1 126

Autenrieth, D., undated.

1 127

Author unknown, 1799 August 31.

1 30

Author unknown, undated.

1 130

Author unknown, undated.

1 131

Author unknown, 1803 October 19.

2 4

[Ayers] Eli, 1812 December 23.

1 128

B., J., undated.

2 61

Bachus, A., 1807 June 29.

2 2

Bachus, Elizabeth, 1809 April 18.

2 5

Backus, Matthew, 1807 August 13.

2 3

Bacon, E.P., undated.

2 1

Bailey, Samuel, 1802 September 16-November 9.

2 12-13

Baird, J., undated.

2 11

Baker, Samuel, 1812 April 15.

2 8

Baker, William, 1770 July 2, 1807 November 9.

2 6-7

Baker William, 1810 January 2, 1810 November 1.

2 9-10

Ball, Isaac, 1800-1809.

2 14-16

[Baltyall], John, 1798 May 2.

2 17

Bamfylde, Peter, 1812 February 14.

2 18-19

Banes, Josiah, 1802-1812.

2 20-23

Barber, Luke, 1796 May 2, undated.

2 24-25

Barbour, James, 1800 August 25.

2 26

Bard, Samuel, 1770 June 24.

2 27

Barker, Jeremy, 1806 September 22.

2 28

Barnard, D., 1808 October 29-30.

2 34-35

Barnes, Henry, 1795 April 24.

2 32

Barnes, John, 1812 November 16.

2 29

[Barnes illegible], 1770 June 1.

2 30

Barns, Mary, 1798 November 30.

2 31

Baron, Dr., 1794-1796.

2 39-40

Barr, William, undated.

2 33

Barras, Rufus L., 1811 July 14.

2 36

Barrington, Joseph, 1794 February 10.

2 38

Barrington, W., 1810 June 21.

2 37

Barry, J., 1798 July 12.

2 42

Barry, Mrs., undated.

2 41

Barstow, Seth J., 1805 April 19.

2 43

Bartine, David, 1802 June 9.

2 44

Bassett, Amos, 1793 March 18.

2 45

Bateman, Ephram, 1809-1810.

2 46-48

Batt, Sarah, 1798 August 12.

2 49

Battle, Jer., 1810 April 20-September 17.

2 50-51

Bayle, William, 1797 June 17.

2 53

Baylies, Gusavus, 1805 May 11.

2 52

Baynard, 1802 November 23.

2 56

Baynard, Thomas, 1802 November 30.

2 57-59

Baynard, Thomas and William, 1801 May 8-November 9.

2 54-55

Baynton, Benjamin, 1789 August 8.

2 60

Baynton, Rebecca, 1804 March 26.

2 66

Baynton, Susan, 1794-1808.

2 62-65

Baynton, Susan, 1809 July 5, 1812 January 8.

2 67-68

Beard, [John Mackie], 1813 January 21.

2 90

Beardslee, Daniel, 1810 April 24.

2 91

Beardsley, Eben., 1790 September 4.

2 95

Beckley, John, 1802 November 8, 1806 May 24.

2 96-97

Bedford, John, 1808 June 22.

2 92

Beech, [Elthanan], 1791-1792.

2 93-94

Beech, [Elnathan], 1795-1798.

2 98-99

Beldon, John, undated.

2 100

Bell, B., 1793 September 14.

2 103

Bell, Isabella, 1795 July 26-August 3.

2 101-102

Bellette, Dugard, undated.

2 108a-108b

Belleville, N., 1792 January 17, 1804 July 25.

2 106-107

Bellinger, R., 1797-1798.

2 104-105

Bend, Joseph, 1800 December 20.

2 109

Benon, J.A., 1797 April 1.

2 115

Bensell, George, 1801-1802, 1813.

2 112-114

Bentinck, J., undated.

2 110

Beresford, Richard, 1800 May 12.

2 116

Bergsten, Nichol, 1801 January 26.

2 111a-111b

Betton, Samuel, 1790 June 23.

2 117

Betts, Thaddeus, 1795-1799.

2 118-123

Bevan, Joseph Gurney, 1786-1787, 1793.

2 124-127

Bevan, Timothy, 1770-1772.

2 128-132

Bevan, Timothy, 1774 July 27, 1785 February 2.

2a 1-3

Biglow, J., 1798 September 11.

2a 22a-22b

Birckhead, Chris, 1781-1784.

2a 11-14

Birckhead, Solomon, 1783-1811.

2a 15-21

Bird, H.M., undated.

2a 7-9

Bird, Mark, undated.

2a 10

Bissett, John, 1785 July 15.

2a 24

Black, Robert, 1794 January 26, 1800 January 30.

2 70-71

Black, Thomas, 1796 August 10.

2 69

Blaine, Ephraim, 1787 September 17-October 15.

2 72-73

Blaine, Ephraim and George Meade, 1787 July 4.

2 74

Blair, Samuel, 1802 November 15.

2 75

Blake, James, 1800 April 25.

2 76

Blay, George, 1803 June 29.

2 77

Blayney, Arthur, 1796 July 25.

2 78

Bledsoe, Rob, 1810 October 1.

2a 4

Blount, T., 1807 November 1.

2a 31

Blythe, James, 1807 April 28.

2a 119

Blythe, Stephen, 1811 March 14.

2a 121

Bohannon, Richard L., 1811-1812.

2a 32-33

Boland, James, 1808 October 4.

2a 34

Bond, R., undated.

2a 39a-39c

Bond, Thomas E., 1803-1810.

2a 35-38

[Bostock], J., 1805 September 30.

2a 40

Boswell, Joseph, 1801 May 26, 1811 May 19.

2a 41-42

Boteten, Henderson Jim, 1801 April 6-1801 July 20.

2a 43-44

Bouske, J., 1792 September 21.

2a 45

Bowen, Mary, 1810 June 9.

2a 47

Bowen, Pardon, 1806 March 24.

2a 46
Box Folder

Bowen, William, 1797 December 8.

15
Volume Page

Bowie, J., 1814 July 6.

2a 75

Bowie, John, 1804 January 3.

2a 48

Bowie, Richard, 1802 October 8.

2a 49

Bowman, J., circa 1786-1803.

2a 50-52b

Bowman, S., undated.

2a 53

Boyce, M., 1784 November 4.

2a 54

Boyd, William, 1800 June 29.

2a 56

Boyse, William, 1794 December 20.

2a 55

Bradley, Stephen, 1803 February 12.

2 79

[Bradthom], John, undated.

2 80

Brailsford, Edward, 1798 July 14.

2 82

Brailsford, Elizabeth, 1797 June 21.

2 81

Brailsford, Elizabeth, 1798 November 27, undated.

2 83-84

Brailsford, Samuel, 1795 October 13.

2 85

Brailsford, W., undated.

2 86a-86b

Brailsford, W., undated.

2 87a-87b

Branham, Henry, 1811 April 14.

2 88

Bravo, S., 1812 November 9.

2 89

Brenson, J., 1783 July 12.

2a 5

Brent, Richard, 1813 February 18.

2a 6

Briggs, J., 1798 April 25.

2a 23

Bright, Maria, 1793 November 29.

2a 25

Bright, Maria, undated.

2a 27-28
Box Folder

Brickel, John, 1795 January 23.

15
Volume Page

Briscoe, J., 1801 June 9, 1801 August 27.

2a 29-30

[Brockenburg], J., 1796 August 5.

2a 58

Brodbelt, Rigby, 1795 January 6.

2a 57

Brodie, John, 1787 January 12, undated.

2a 59-60

Broom, Jacob, 1809 September 28.

2a 61-64

Broom, Jacob, 1809 November 20.

2a 73

Brown, D., 1805 May 25.

2a 65

Brown, G.B., 1773, 1787.

2a 71-72

Brown, George, 1792-1801.

2a 66-70

Brown, John, undated.

2a 74

Brown, Richard, 1819 January 6.

2a 76

Brown, Richard, undated.

2a 78

Brown, Thomas, 1812 May 3.

2a 77

Brown, Samuel, 1797 September 20.

2a 79

Brown, Samuel, 1808 August 2.

2a 81

Brown, Thomas, 1808 November 7.

2a 82

Brown, Thomas S.R., 1811.

2a 80

Browne, William, 1773-1774, 1781.

2a 83-86

Bruce, James, 1793 January 5.

2a 114

Brundige, Timothy, 1813 February 9.

2a 118

Brunsmitt, F.B.K., 1782 June 8.

2a 116

Brunsmitt, Francis, 1812 June 8.

2a 117

Buchanan, A., 1770 April 14.

2a 89

Buchanan, George, 1797 September 3.

2a 90a-90b

Buchanan, J.A., 1801-1802.

2a 93-100

Buchanan, James, 1812 November 14.

2a 92

Buck, Marcus, 1812 October 29.

2a 88

Buck, Marcus, 1812 April 28.

2a 91

Bull, Lorenzo, 1809 November 20.

2a 106

Bullus, J., 1797, undated.

2a 107-108b

Burd, Edward, 1807-1808.

2a 101-102

Burke, A., 1800 May 10.

2a 103

Burke, Richard, 1799 January 19.

2a 105, 109

Burns, J., 1807 August 6.

2a 104

Burton, Robert, 1804-1808.

2a 110-112

Burwell, Edwin, 1797 November 1.

2a 115

Burwell, William, 1810 December 26.

2a 113

Byng, Moses, 1794 September 11.

2a 120

C. [Yi2 7219].

3

D-E. [Yi2 7220].

4

F. [Yi2 7221].

5

G. [Yi2 7222].

6

H. [Yi2 7223].

7

I-J. [Yi2 7224].

8

K-L. [Yi2 7225].

9

M. [Yi2 7226].

10

M. [Yi2 7227].

11

N-O. [Yi2 7228].

12

P. [Yi2 7229].

13

R. [Yi2 7230].

14

S. [Yi2 7231].

15

S. [Yi2 7232].

16

T. [Yi2 7233].

17

U-V. [Yi2 7234].

18

Wa-Wl. [Yi2 7235].

19

Wl-Yo. [Yi2 7236].

20

A-P. [Yi2 7237].

21

R-W. [Yi2 7238].

22

A-W. [Yi2 7239].

23

A-P. [Yi2 7240].

24

R-W. [Yi2 7241].

25

A-Y. [Yi2 7242].

26

Drs. Barton, Cox, Hosack, and Miller. [Yi2 7243].

27

Lettsom, Percival, Sharp, etc. [Yi2 7244].

28

Controversial. [Yi2 7245].

29

Belknap, Jeremy, 1787-1794.

30 1-23

Brekenridge, William, 1783-1806.

30 24-26

Ellicott, Andrew, 1802-1804.

30 27-34

Kosciuszko, General, undated.

30 35-38

Baker, Saunders, Baillee, etc. regarding General Koscuoski's health, 1797 June 3.

30 39a-39b

Beddaes, Thomas, undated.

30 40

Henry, James W., 1797-1799.

30 41-43

Dearborn, Henry, 1801.

30 44-45

Eustis, William, 1809 November 3.

30 46

Rush, Benjamin to William Eustis (copy), 1809 November 14.

30 47

Eustis, William, 1809-1812.

30 48-55

Priestly, Joseph, 1794-1803.

30 56-67

Cooper, Thomas regarding death of Dr. Priestly, 1804 February 6.

30 68

Priestly, Joseph, 1805 April 5.

30 69

Rush, Benjamin to Dr. Wistar (copy) regarding Dr. Priestly, 1801 March 12.

30 70

Priestly, Joseph (financial document), undated.

30 71

Senter, J., 1791-1799.

30 72-80

Stone, Colonel (treatment of), undated.

30 81a-81b

List of clothing washed, undated.

30 82

Shaaf, John Thomas, 1787 August 10.

30 83a-83b

Coningham, Corn., 1787 August 19.

30 84-85

Harwood, Rich, 1787 August 24.

30 86

Stockett, M., 1787.

30 87-88

Stone, John Hoskins regarding treatment by Rush after Battle of Germantown, 1791.

30 89-90

Strong, Joseph, 1792 October 24.

30 91

Author unknown regarding case of tetanus, undated.

30 92

Bondinot, undated.

30 93

Brodbelt, Rigby, 1792 July 8.

30 94

Campbell, George W., 1792 August 16.

30 95a-95b

Annan, William regarding case of tetanus, 1793 July 22.

30 96

Author unknown, regarding tetanus, 1815 January.

30 97

Annan, William regarding case of tetanus, undated.

30 98

Carter, M., undated.

30 99

Hartz regarding tetanus, undated.

30 100-101

Ford, John regarding tetanus, 1786 June 4.

30 102

Nutt, Rush, 1810 March 15.

30 103

Causin, Nath. D., 1804 March 25.

30 104

Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1793-1812.

30 105-120

Webster, Noah, 1780-1803.

30 121-141

Dilly, Edward, 1770-1774. [Yi2 7247].

31 1-10

Dilly, Charles, 1778-1795. [Yi2 7247].

31 11-29

Pennsylvania Hospital, 1784-1812. [Yi2 7247].

31 30-59

Medical Society of Philadelphia, 1796-1800. [Yi2 7247].

31 60-67

University of Pennsylvania, 1789-1812. [Yi2 7247].

31 68-99

Land correspondence and papers, 1784-1812. [Yi2 7248].

32 62-115

Rush family letters. [Yi2 7249].

33

Rush family letters and land papers, 1762-1809. [Yi2 7250].

34 1-107

Yellow Fever, 1793. [Yi2 7251].

35 1-136

Yellow Fever, 1793. [Yi2 7252].

36 1-123

Yellow Fever, 1793-1809. [Yi2 7253].

37 1-74

Yellow Fever, 1793-1811. [Yi2 7254].

38 1-81

Letters from Benjamin Rush, 1762-1813. [Yi2 7255].

39 1-149

Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson's letters and poems, 1771-1800. [Yi2 7256].

40 1-158

Dickinson College, 1782-1786. [Yi2 7258].

41 2-176

Dickinson College, 1786-1813. [Yi2 7259].

42 1-172

Letters to Benjamin Rush possibly regarding politics/nation building, etc., 1753-1812. [Yi2 7260].

43

David Ramsay letters, probably about politics, nation building, etc., 1776-1813. [Yi2 7257].

45 1-73
B. Letters Removed from Volumes.
Box Folder

Williams, Robert (volume 20, page 18), 1801 October 18.

1 1

Muhlenberg, Henry (volume 23, page 66), 1787 June 25.

1 3

Author unknown regarding vermicelli (volume 24, pages 110-111), 1802 November 4.

1 4

Prisoners in Philadelphia Prison (volume 21, page 7), 1800 September 16.

1 2

Clettson, J., 1793 July 31.

1 5

Rush Benjamin to Julia and unknown recipients regarding the controversies surrounding the military hospitals during the Revolutionary War (volume 29, pages 120a-120c), 1778-1812.

1 6-8

List of maniacal patients in the Pennsylvania Hospital (volume 31, page 33), 1804, February 15.

1 9

Rush Benjamin to the Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital regarding treatment of the mentally ill (volume 31, page 54), 1811 November 23.

1 10

Medical students requesting Rush to publish his lectures (volume 31, page 71), 1791 February 2.

1 11

Medical students requesting Rush to publish his lectures on Animal Life (volume 31, page 74), 1799 January 2.

1 12

Cochran, [Alex] to Dr. Fisher (volume 35, page 24), 1793 October 18.

1 13

Coates, Josiah L. (volume 35, page 30), 1793 September 23.

1 14

Author unknown regarding yellow fever (volume 35, page 34), 1793 September 11.

1 15

Morris, M. (volume 35, page 77, undated.

1 16

Meredith, M. (volume 35, page 82), undated.

1 17

Hazard, Ebenezer from Benjamin Rush (volume 39, page 8), 1765-1768.

1 18-21

Bill for drugs imported from England (volume 39, page 32), 1783 October 16.

1 22

Recipient unknown from Benjamin Rush regarding prisons (volume 39, page 40), 1789 October 14.

1 23

J.B. (a free Negro) with sonnet (volume 39, page 41), 1791 July 24.

1 24

Recipient unknown from Benjamin Rush regarding fees for postage (volume 39, page 54), 1798 December 29.

1 25

Recipient unknown from Benjamin Rush (volume 39, page 67), 1805 March 22.

1 26

Epitaph on John Barry by Benjamin Rush (volume 39, page 111), 1805 March 7.

1 27

Constitution of the Philadelphia Bible Society (volume 39, page 128), undated.

1 28

Directions for Becoming and Continuing a Governor (according to note by James Rush, this paper was directed towards Thomas Mifflin) (volume 39, page 133), undated.

1 29

Hints for Establishing a College at Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (volume 41, page 1), 1782 September 3.

1 30

Lang, James, John King, John Black, William Linn and Samuel Waugh regarding Hints for Establishing a College at Carlisle (volume 41, page 6), 1782 November 13.

1 31

Boyd, John (volume 41, page 17), 1783 February 17.

1 32

Reasons against founding a college at Carlisle, by Benjamin Rush (volume 41, page 30, 1783 May 20.

1 33

Rush, Benjamin to John Montgomery (volume 41, page 38), 1783 September 1.

1 34

[Rush, Benjamin] to unknown recipient (volume 41, page 95), undated.

1 35

Rush, Benjamin to unknown recipient (volume 41, page 96), undated.

1 36

Dickinson, John to Dr. Nesbit (copy) (volume 41, page 97), 1784 October 25.

1 37

Rush, Benjamin to John Montgomery (volume 41, page 107), 1785 January 15.

1 38

Rush, Benjamin to John Montgomery (volume 41, page 115), 1785 March 18.

1 39

Versailles, A. (volume 43, page 5), 1769 March 22.

1 40

Witherspoon, [John] regarding resignation from military (?) (volume 43, page 46), 1778 February 2.

1 41

Drayton, William H. and James Huntington regarding medical hospitals in Revolutionary War (volume 43, page 47), 1778 April 7.

1 42

Brown, W. regarding war hospitals (volume 43, page 49), 1777 December 25.

1 43

Morgan, John, regarding Dr. Shippen (volume 43, page 57), 1780 May 4.

1 44

Price, Richard (volume 43, page 61), 1780 July 22.

1 45

Paca, William (volume 43, page 66), undated.

1 46

Bartlett, Josiah (volume 43, page 78), 1783 January 25.

1 47

Hand, Edward regarding resolution passed by Congress (volume 43, page 97), 1784 January 7.

1 48

Walton, G. (volume 43, page 100), 1784 June 13.

1 49

Bartlett, Josiah (volume 43, page 136), 1812 February 17.

1 50

Clymer, G. (volume 43, page 137), undated.

1 51
C. Unbound Correspondence (arranged alphabetically). [Yi2 7402, Yi2 7403, Yi2 7404, and Yi2 7406].
Box Folder

Academia Petropolitana, 1811, 1812.

2 2

Accademia Italiano delle Scienze, Lettere, ed Arti constitution (in Italian), 1807.

2 1

Adams, John (includes 10 covers and 8 signatures), 1805-1811.

2 3

Alexander, J., 1811 May 13.

2 4

American Academy of Arts and Sciences regarding donation, 1800 October 6.

2 5

American Philosophical Society regarding donation, 1806 February 7.

2 6

Amoretti, Charles (in French), 1788 March 29.

2 7

Arthaud, Mr. (in French), 1767, 1768 June 26.

2 8

Barker, John, 1806 October 18.

2 9

Barnes, Thomas and Thomas Henry regarding the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester, 1787 January 31.

2 10

Barrons, John regarding receipt, 1774 April 4.

2 11

Barton, William, 1808 December 27.

2 12

Casa Frujo, Marquis de, 1806 September.

2 32

Chamberlaine, William regarding the Medical Society of London, 1787-1789.

2 13

Chew, Katherine regarding Female Association of Philadelphia for the Relief of Women and Children in Reduced Circumstances, 1808 November 17.

2 14

Coates, S. and W. Poyntell regarding bequeath made to Pennsylvania Hospital, 1808 February 5.

2 46

Collin, Nicholas regarding the Royal Academy of Sciences at Stockholm, 1793 April 10.

2 15

Cooper, Astley, 1811 January 10.

2 16

Dalcho, Federicus regarding the Societas Medica Carolinae Australis, 1795, 1805.

2 72

Daschkoff, Andrew, 1812 November 24.

2 17

Duncan, Thomas, letter regarding a hydraulic pump, 1790 August 3.

3 22

Elmer, Ebenezer regarding Harvean Society constitution, 1801 April 22.

2 18

Falconer, N and others regarding election of Rush as delegate to represent the City of Philadelphia in State Convention, 1787 November 7.

2 19

Fox, Edward regarding election of Rush to faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, 1792 January 23.

2 20

Hall, Thomas, 1806 October 12. [7402 F 40].

2 21

Hawes William regarding the Royal Humane Society, 1794 March-April. [7402 F 61].

2 22

Henderson, B., 1788 January 14.

2 23

Human Society of Massachusetts membership certificate, 1793 May 6.

2 24

Humane Society of Philadelphia membership certificate, 1805 May 10.

2 25

Keble John, 1787 May 3.

2 26

King, John, letter of condolence, 1783 August 18. [7402 f 9].

2 27

Kleist, Baron J. regarding award of gold medal from the King of Prussia, 1806.

2 28

Le Breton, Joachim (in French), 1807 March 1.

2 29

Linn, William, letter regarding pastoral charge in Somerset, 1784 June 21. [7402 f 11].

2 30

Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester membership certificate, 1784 December 22.

2 31

Martin Hugh, letters regarding Dr. Bond’s cancer powder and cure of ague by venesection, 1780 January, 1781 July 1. [7402 F 7].

2 34

Marshall, H., incomplete letter regarding sickness, undated. [7406 F 23].

2 33

Massachusetts Medical Society, election as honorary member, 1787 May 20.

2 35

Medical Society of New Haven, presenting “their initia”, 1788 November 29.

2 36

Medical Society of New York regarding membership, 1808 February 25.

2 37

Millar, John, regarding Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commers, 1773 June 17.

2 38

Mitchell, S., 1812 August 4.

2 39

Montgomery, John, 1799 March 9.

2 40

More, Samuel, regarding election of Rush as Corresponding Member of the Society for the Encouragement of Art, Manufactures and Commerce, 1772 November 19.

2 41

Muhlenberg, Henry regarding diploma from a German academy, 1792 April 9.

2 42

Nekevis, William regarding Philadelphia Society for the Establishment and Support of Charity Schools, 1802 November 13.

2 50

Otis, H.G regarding medical condition, 1800 November 27.

2 43

Palloni, P. regarding Accademia Italiano delle Scienze, Lettere, ed Arti (in Italian), 1808 January 8.

2 44

Parker, Thomas regarding the Abolition Society, 1804 September 28.

2 45

Peters, Richard regarding the Agricultural Society of Philadelphia, 1807 November 2.

2 47

Philadelphia Dispensary subscription receipts, 1787-1794.

2 48

Philadelphia Medical Society, notification of his election as president of the Philadelphia Medical Society, 1794 February7.

2 49

Philadelphia Sunday School Society (missing), undated.

2 75

Pintard, John Marsden, letters regarding his position as United States consul, his marriage, the Moorish Corsairs, 1784-1785.

2 52

Physical Society of Edinburgh, letter requesting a subscription for the purpose of procuring a royal charter, 1788 January 12.

2 51

Ralston, Robert regarding subscription to the African Church, 1791 November 21.

2 53

Randolph, Edmond, note to accompany a letter from Dr. Marcard, 1794 June 26.

2 54

Read, G., 1808 April 24.

2 55

Regia Matritensis Academia [lecture certificate], undated.

2 56

Robertson, Walter, 1795 February 4.

2 57

Royal Human Society of London membership certificate, 1792 June 7.

2 58

Royal Jennerian Society membership certificate, 1803 May 17.

2 59

Rush, Benjamin to Mrs. [Bunner] regarding the death of Betsy, 1796 August 3.

2 60

[Rush, Benjamin] to unknown recipient regarding yellow fever, 1799 August 10.

2 61

Rush, Benjamin to unknown recipient regarding donation to the Female Association for the relief of indigent single women and children, 1808 November 15.

2 62

Rush, Benjamin to unknown recipients, 1811, 1815.

2 63

Rush, James, 1806 July 19.

2 64

Rush, James, 1809 August-September.

2 65

Rush, James during education in Edinburgh to family, 1810 January-May.

2 66

Rush, James during education in Edinburgh to family, 1810 June-December.

2 67

Rush, James during education in Edinburgh to family, 1811 February-April.

2 68

Sanford, Clark regarding the medicinal qualities of bark, 1812 January 7.

2 69

Smith, Samuel S., letter regarding the “metaphysical subjects of liberty and necessity” and about the course of study at Princeton University, 1796 December 5.

2 70

Smith, Samuel S. regarding gift to the College of New Jersey Library, 1808 September 29.

2 71

Spalding, Lyman regarding the New Hampshire Medical Society, 1808 May-June.

2 73

Swanwick, J. regarding his right to vote at the election of trustees of the Academy of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1785 April 12.

3 2

Stiles, Ezra to a Jewish Rabbi, 1814 April 28.

2 74

Stockton, Richard, 1799 November 23.

3 1

Taylor, George, letters regarding his voyage to America, letters from Granville Sharp, etc., Charleston, South Carolina, 1784.

3 3

Thiebaut, Arsenne (in French), 1806 January 1806.

3 4

University of Pennsylvania regarding appointment of Rush as professor of Chemistry, 1783 November 22.

3 5

Valentine, L., 1808 July 4.

3 6

White, Campbell P., 1812 May 28.

3 7

Wilck, Joannes Carolus regarding the Academia Regia Scientarium Stockholmensis, 1794-1795.

3 8

Willard, Joseph and E. Pearson regarding the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1789.

3 9

William, B. regarding a bequest to the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, 1809 December 4.

3 10

Subseries II. Property and land records (arranged chronologically).

Box Folder

White, Henry (deed), 1789 February 1789.

3 11

Cross, James (deed), 1789 February 5.

3 12

White, Samuel (deed), 1789 February 5.

3 13

Crooks, Peter (deed), 1789 February 6.

3 14

Keble, John (deed), 1789 February 6.

3 15

Harper, Joseph (deeds), 1789 March 31.

3 16

Scott, James (deed), 1789 March 31.

3 17

Byrne, Patrick (deed), 1789 April 16.

3 18

Byrne, James (deed), 1789 April 16.

3 19

Moylan, John (deed), 1789 May 18.

3 20

Claypoole, A. CT. (deed), 1789 December 18.

3 21

Stall, John (deed poll), 1792 May 25.

3 23

Woodhouse, James (deed poll), 1792 May 25.

3 24

Otto, John C. (deed poll), 1793 March 25.

3 25

Alston, John (deed poll), 1793 March 25.

3 26

Walbridge, Adolphus (deed), 1793 April 29.

3 27

Mease, James (deed poll), 1793 August 27.

3 28

Deeds to land in Northumberland County, 1794 March 10-15.

3 29

Johnston, Francis (certificate of payment for land in Northumberland County), 1794 March.

3 30

Simpson, J. (receipt), 1794 March 28.

3 31

Hurley, Charles (deed poll), 1794 July 2.

3 32

Cooper, Thomas (property history and statement to be made to the board of property about land in Northumberland County taken up by Benjamin Rush), after 1794.

3 33

Mifflin, Thomas (patents for lands in Bedford County deeded to Benjamin Rush), 1795 February 7.

3 34

Warren, John and Bird (survey), 1797 October 5.

3 35

Cummings, John (deeds), 1799 September 7.

3 36

Sales of land, 1803 September 1.

3 37

Receiver General's Office (receipt), 1804 July 11.

3 38

Rush, Benjamin (mortgage), 1912 May 23.

3 39

Rush, Benjamin (bonds), undated.

3 40

Old Town of Northumberland, undated.

3 41

Subseries III. Financial Records. [Yi2 7271].

A. Daybooks, Journals and Ledgers regarding Medical Practice.
Volume

Daybook, 1772-1775.

46

Daybook, 1775-1779.

47

Daybook, 1781-1782.

48

Daybook, 1782-1783.

49

Daybook, 1783-1785.

50

Daybook, 1790-1791.

51

Daybook, 1791-1792.

52

Daybook, 1793-1795.

53

Daybook, 1795-1796.

54

Journal A, 1769-1774.

55

Journal AA, 1774-1779.

56

Journal B, 1779-1781.

57

Journal C, 1781-1784.

58

Journal D, 1784-1791.

59

Journal E, 1791-1795.

60

Journal F, 1795-1799.

61

Journal G, 1799-1809.

62

Journal H, 1809-1815.

63

Ledger A, 1769-1883.

64

Ledger B, 1779-1783.

65

Ledger C, 1783-1795.

66

Ledger D, 1795-1805.

67

Ledger E, 1806-1814.

68

Index to Ledgers A-C, Alphabetical list of patients, circa 1769-1795.

69-70

Index to Ledgers A-D, Alphabetical list of patients of Drs. Rush and Hall, circa 1769-1795.

71
B. Receipt, account, bank books and estate records.
Volume

Receipt Book D, 1784-1791. [Yi2 7271].

72

Family and private account book, 1781-1801. [Yi2 7270 2].

73

Accounts, 1794-1799. [Yi2 63853 D].

74

Accounts, 1799-1803. [Yi2 63853 D].

75

Bank book, 1799-1807. [Yi2 7272 2].

76

Receipt book, 1807-1828. [Yi2 7272 1].

77

Cash book of the estate of Benjamin Rush, 1813. [Yi2 7272 3].

78
Box Folder

Distribution of Dr. Benjamin Rush's property, 1849 March 3.

3 42

Subseries IV. Notes, Thoughts, Letters, Diplomas, and Certificates of Benjamin Rush.

Volume

Notes on Various Subjects, 1770-1803. [Yi2 7268].

79

Notes of Speeches delivered in Convention 1776, in Congress 1776 and in Convention of Pennsylvania, 1776, 1776. [Yi2 7400 F 33].

312

Notes on Continental Congress, etc., 1777-1780. [Yi2 71257 D].

80

Letters, facts and observations upon a variety of subjects, 1777-1812. [Yi2 7262 v.4].

81

Letters and thoughts, 1784-1800. [Yi2 7262 F v.1].

82

Commonplace book, undated. [Yi2 7262 F. v.3].

83

Addresses on education (first part missing, includes a photocopy following the original), undated. [7400 F 34].

313
Box Folder

Diplomas and certificates, undated.

16

Subseries V. Medical Research and Notes.

Volume

Quack recipe book, 1780-1812. [Yi2 7262 vol. 2].

84

Medical notes, 1789-1793. [Yi2 7263 #2].

85

Medical notes, 1803-1804. [Yi2 7264].

86

Medical Notes, 1804-1809. [Yi2 7265].

87

Accounts of Epidemic Diseases and Chronic Diseases, volume 1, 1779-1789. [Yi2/7263 #1].

88

An account of Epidemic Diseases with some chronic diseases added, volume 3, 1793-1794. [Yi2/7263 #3].

89

An account of Epidemic Diseases with some chronic diseases added, volume 4, 1794-1798. [Yi2/7263 #4].

90

An account of Epidemic Diseases with some chronic diseases added, volume 5, 1799-1813. [Yi2/7263 #5].

91

Histories of the Manner of Life of Sundry Men and Women Above 80 Years of Life, 1789. [Yi2 7267].

91.5

Subseries VI. Writings by Dr. Benjamin Rush. [Yi2/7273].

Volume

"The Espousals of Plants or a Compendium of the Sexual or Linnean System of Botany", undated. [Yi2 7273].

92

Lectures on the Institutes of Physic by William Cullen, M.D., Professor of Medicine in the University of Edinburgh, volumes 1-3, 1767-1768. [Yi2 7274 9-11].

93-95

Lectures upon Chemistry by William Cullen, M.D., undated. [Y12 7274 1-3].

96-98

Lectures on the Practice of Physic by William Cullen, M.D., Professor of Medicine in the University of Edinburgh (volumes 1 and 2), 1768. [Y12 7274 4-5].

99-99.5

Clinical Lectures delivered in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1768 (volumes 1-2), 1768. [Y12 7274 7-8].

100-101

A Course of Lectures on the Practice of Medicine by William Cullen, Professor of Medicine in the University of Edinburgh (volumes 1, 3 and 4), 1769. [Y12 7274 6].

102-104

Notes from A Course of Lectures on the Practice of Medicine, circa 1769. [Yi2 7274 6].

105

"Work on Hygiene", 1813. [7395 F 10].

135
Box Folder

Autobiography, pages 367-383 (regarding religion and domestic events), undated.

3 43

Diary of Nehemiah, undated.

4 28

Subseries VII. Professorship at University of Pennsylvania.

A. Lists of Students.
Volume

1788-1803, 1804-1813. [Yi2 7270 1].

106

1813-1814. [Yi2 7270 2].

107
B. Lectures. Yi2 7394; Yi2 7395; Yi2 7396; Yi2 7397; Yi2 7398; Yi2 7399; Yi2 7400].
Volume

On Natural Philosophy for the Young Ladies Academy: The Application of the Principles of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and Medicine to Domestic and Culinary Purposes, composed for the use of the Young Ladies' Academy in Philadelphia, 1787 October. [7395 F 11, 7395 F 12, 7395 F 13, 7395 F 14].

108

Notes of Lectures on the Practice of Physic in the University of Pennsylvania, 1788-1789. [7400 F 33].

109

On the Practice of Medicine, undated. [7394 F 1].

110

On the Practice of Medicine: Of inflammatory fevers, of typhus and mitior and the Plague, undated. [7394 F 2].

111

On the Practice of Medicine, undated. [7394 F 3].

112

On the Practice of Medicine: Of prognosis in fevers critical days, pneumara vera, pneumary motha, pneumary typhodes, and catarrh or influenza, undated. [7394 F 4].

113

On the Practice of Medicine: Angina, rheumatism, phthisis pulmonatis, small pox and inoculation, undated. [7394 F 5].

114

On the Practice of Medicine: The measles, angina maligna, scarlatina, chicken pox, ensipias (?), military fever, phrenetis, and hepatitis, undated. [7394 F 6].

115

On the Practice of Medicine: Gastritis, enteritis, splenitis (?), nephritis, cystitis, otalgia or earache, hemorrhoids, opthalmia, phlogasis, gangrene, sphacelus, panonychia (?), anthrax, burns and frozen, hemorrhages, hemoptysis, epitasis, homatymensis, and gout, undated. [7394 F 7].

116

On the Practice of Medicine: Gout, rheumitalgia, tooth ache, arthropnosis, and apoplexy, undated. [7394 F 8].

117

On the Practice of Medicine: Apoplexy, catalepsy, palsy and coma, waterfullness ?, spasms, tetanus, hydrophobia, convulsions, chorea, epilepsy, and hysteria, undated. [7394 F 9].

118

On the Practice of Medicine: Chorea, asthma, dyspmea ?, angina pectoris, puterpis(?), pysosis, colic, diarrhea, palpitatis, singultis, and dyspepsia, undated. [7394 F 10].

119

On the Practice of Medicine: Hypocondriasis, versanie(?) or diseases of the mind, and mania, undated. [7394 F 11].

120

On the Practice of Medicine: Remedies for Atonic (?), madness, weakness and defect of memory, fatuity (?), and diseases of the passions, undated. [7394 F 12].

121

On the Practice of Medicine: Of the passions generally, love, grief, anger, fear, joy and lust, undated. [7394 F 13].

122

On the Practice of Medicine: Syncope, asphyxia, cachexia, tubes, polysania (?), hectic fever, typany, dropsy, anasarca, ascites, hydrothorax, hydrocephalus, hydrocele, physcoma, rickets, scrophula, elephantiasis, trichoma-jaterus (?), and scurvy., undated. [7394 F 14].

123

On the Practice of Medicine: Of local diseases, head ache, gulta serina and deafness, costiveness, ischuria, cancer, cutaneous diseases, and old age, undated. [7394 F 15].

124

On the Practice of Medicine: Diseases of old people, diseases of women, menorrhagia, leucorrhea, cessation of menses, puerperal fever, diseases of children, and diseases of Negroes, undated. [7394 F 16].

125

Introduction to a course of clinical lectures, 1791-1794. [7395 F 1, 7395 F 2].

126-127

An inaugural lecture on the necessity of combining theory and practice in medicine, 1791 November 7. [7395 F 3].

128

Therapeuticks [sic], undated. [7395 F 4, 7395 F 5].

129-130

Therapeuticks [sic], 1814-1817. [7395 F 6, 7395 F 7].

131-132

Upon the principles of materia medica, undated. [7395 F 8, 7395 F 9].

133-134

Notes from lectures, undated. [7395 F 15].

136

On pathology: series 1: On the uses of diseases, definition of disease, and cause of disease, undated. [7396 F 1].

137

On pathology: series 1: On the proximate cause of disease, on debility, on predisposition, and native and acquired, undated. [7396 F 2].

138

On pathology: series 1: Old and copied lectures on pathology, undated. [7396 F 3].

139

On pathology: series 1: Forms of disease continued, and the application of the doctrine of the unity of disease, undated. [7396 F 4].

140

On pathology: series 1: On the effects and sorts of disease continued, undated. [7396 F 5].

141

On pathology: series 1: Division of diseases, undated. [7396 F 6].

142

On pathology: series 1: On the sensible qualities in the air, of the effects of heat, and of the effects of cold, undated. [7396 F 7].

143

On pathology: series 1: On the sensible qualities in the air, and of the effects of cold, continued, undated. [7396 F 8].

144

On pathology: series 1, undated. [7396 F 9].

145

On pathology: series 1: On the effects of winds, and on the relative influence of seasons and months upon human life, undated. [7396 F 10].

146

On pathology: series 1: On the remote causes of disease from insensible matters in the air, undated. [7396 F 11].

147

On pathology: series 1: On the remote causes of disease from insensible matters in the air, continued, undated. [7396 F 12].

148

On pathology: series 1: On miasmatic fevers, continued, undated. [7396 F 13].

149

On pathology: series 1: On the laws of epidemics, undated. [7396 F 14].

150

On pathology: series 1: On the influence of situations, houses, change in situation, thunder and lightning, earthquakes, sound, and of the heavenly bodies, undated. [7396 F 15].

151

On pathology: series 2, undated. [7396 F 16].

152

On pathology: series 3: Use of diseases, undated. [7396 F 17].

153

On pathology: series 3: Morbid effects of cold, of purity and density of the air, and of impregnations and mixtures of the air, undated. [7396 F 18].

154

On pathology: series 3, undated. [7396 F 19].

155

On pathology: series 3: Situations continued, aliments, fish, land animals and vegetable aliment, undated. [7396 F 20].

156

On pathology: series 3: Ways of preparing aliment, effects of condiments, effects of coffee, and effects of drinks, undated. [7396 F 21].

157

On pathology: series 3: Diseases from too much motion, sleep or wakefulness, undue exercise of the faculties, of love, of joy, of anger, of grief, of fear, of ambition, of avarice of ven. [venereal] appetite, from situations, from government and from religions, undated. [7396 F 22].

158

On pathology: series 3: Diseases from employments, from amusements, from peculiar customs, and from unhealthy ancestors, undated. [7396 F 23].

159

On pathology: series 3: Diseases of puberty continued, of adolescency, and of old age, undated. [7396 F 24].

160

On pathology: series 3: Of local diseases, of the black color of the Africans, and of the proximate cause of death, undated. [7396 F 25].

161

On pathology: series 3: On the signs of diseases, undated. [7396 F 26].

162

Medical notes, undated. [7396 F 27].

163

On physiology: Of animal life, of external and internal stimuli, undated. [7397 F 1].

164

On physiology: Of animal life in sleep in different ages [in the fetus in utero; in infancy; in childhood; in youth; in middle life; in old age; in persons born deaf, dumb and blind; in idiots; and in person who fast long], undated. [7397 F 2].

165

On physiology: Of animal life in drowning and freezing, in different nations among Indians, of the inhabitants of hot countries, cold countries, Eastern countries, and free countries, of the poor everywhere, of mental stimuli, love of money, and love of fame, of different religions, of animal life in other animals, and of animal heat, undated. [7397 F 3].

166

On physiology: Of animal heat, continued and of respiration, coughing, sneezing, yawning, laughter, crying and voice and speech, undated. [7397 F 4].

167

On physiology: Voice, continued, and circulation of the blood, undated. [7397 F 5].

168

On physiology, undated. [7397 F 6].

169

Sleep and dreams, undated. [7397 F 7, 7397 F 8, 7397 F 9].

170-172

On physiology: Touch, undated. [7397 F 10].

173

On physiology: Of seeing, undated. [7397 F 11].

174

On physiology: Of hearing, undated. [7397 F 12].

175

On physiology: Of hearing, continued, undated. [7397 F 13].

176

On physiology: Dreams, aliment and hunger, undated. [7397 F 14].

177

On physiology: Of digestion, of the Chyle, and of the blood, undated. [7397 F 15].

178

On physiology: Lymphatics, secretions, and nutrition, undated. [7397 F 16].

179

On physiology: Nutrition continued, female constitution, female mind, catamenia, male constitution, and venereal appetite, undated. [7397 F 17].

180

On physiology: Venereal appetite continued, generation and conception, and parturition, undated. [7397 F 18].

181

Recapitulation of lectures upon animal life, undated. [7397 F 19].

182

Lecture on animal heat, undated. [7397 F 20].

183
Box Folder

Animal Heat (two books), undated. [7406 F 42].

4 1
Volume

On fevers: On the different states of fever, undated. [7398 F 1, 7398 F 2].

184-185

On fevers: The cure of fever, undated. [7398 F 3].

186

On fevers: The cure of fever after bloodletting, evacuents, and remedies for redressing morbid excitement, undated. [7398 F 4].

187

On fevers: The cure of fever, undated. [7398 F 5, 7398 F 6, 7398 F 7, 7398 F 8].

188-191

On fevers: Prognosis of fevers, undated. [7398 F 9, 7398 F 10].

192-193

On fevers: On critical days, undated. [7398 F 11].

194

On fevers: Mild bilious fever, inflam bilious fever, yellow fever, and the plague, undated. [7398 F 12].

195

On fevers: Prophylaxis of yellow fever and plague, 1802 January 18. [7398 F 13].

196

On fevers: Hectic fever, undated. [7398 F 14].

197

On fevers: Jail, ship, or hospital fever, undated. [7398 F 15].

198

On fevers: Jail, ship, or hospital fever, fever from opium, and fever from mercury, undated. [7398 F 16].

199

On fevers: From the bite of rabid animals, undated. [7398 F 17].

200

On fevers: From poisons, undated. [7398 F 18].

201

On fevers: Sweating, fainting, burning, cold and chilly, and petechial states of fever, undated. [7398 F 19].

202

On fevers: Intestinal states of fever, undated. [7398 F 20].

203

On fevers: Symptoms and remedies, undated. [7398 F 21].

204

On fevers: Pulmonary state of fever, undated. [7398 F 22].

205

On fevers: [Pneumonary fevers], undated. [7398 F 23].

206

On fevers: Pulmonary consumption, undated. [7398 F 24, 7398 F 25, 7398 F 26, 7398 F 27].

207-210

On fevers: Diseases of the lungs, undated. [7398 F 28].

211

On fevers: Emptive states of fever (smallpox, vaccination sound, measles, Erisepelas, military fever (?), chicken pox, Pern (?), and essere), undated. [7398 F 29].

212

On fevers: Anginora states of fever (enaligna (?), scarlatina anginora, suffocativa, trachiatis, mumps, phaningca, and angina tonsillaris), undated. [7398 F 30].

213

On fevers: Anginora states of fever (mumps, [ulcerous and malignant] throat, scarlatina, angina suffocativa, and angina trachiatis), undated. [7398 F 31].

214

On fevers: Tic doloroux, undated. [7398 F 32, 7398 F 33].

215-216

On fevers: Hemorrhagic states of fever, undated. [7398 F 34].

217

On fevers: Gastrics and intestic states of fever, undated. [7398 F 35].

218

On fevers: Heptatic diseases and disorders, undated. [7398 F 36, 7398 F 37, 7398 F 38, 7398 F 39, 7398 F 40, 7398 F 41 ].

219-224

On fevers: Amenorhagic state of fever, undated. [7398 F 42].

225

On fevers: Hemorrhoidal state of fever, undated. [7398 F 43].

226

On fevers: Diseases and disorders of the urinary organs, undated. [7398 F 44, 7398 F 45, 7398 F 46].

227-229

On fevers: Ophthalmic state of fever, undated. [7399 F 1, 7399 F 2].

230-231

On fevers: Odontalgic state of fever or diseases of the teeth, undated. [7399 F 3].

232

On fevers: Otalgic state of fever, undated. [7399 F 4].

233

On fevers: States of fever (otalgic, apthous, scrophulous, scorbutic, convulsive, hysterical and hypocondrical, and cutaneous), undated. [7399 F 5].

234

On fevers: States of fever (cutaneous), undated. [7399 F 6].

235

On fevers: States of fever (scorbutic, hydrophobic, convulsive, hysterical or hypocondirical, and cutaneous), undated. [7399 F 7].

236

On fevers: Hydropsic states of fever, undated. [7399 F 8].

237

On fevers: States of fever, undated. [7399 F 9].

238

On fevers: Of the cephalic states of fever, undated. [7399 F 10].

239

On fevers: States of fever, undated. [7399 F 11].

240

On fevers: Introduction of lectures upon apoplexy, palsy, coma and epilepsy, 1811 February 15. [7399 F 12].

241

On fevers: Diseases of the heart, blood vessels, also of the brain and nerves, undated. [7399 F 13, 7399 F 14].

242-243

On fevers: Diseases of the blood vessels and nerves, of apoplexy and the means of preventing it, undated. [7399 F 15].

244

On fevers: Of apoplexy and coma, undated. [7399 F 16].

245

On fevers: Palsy, catalepsy, coma, and wakefulness, undated. [7399 F 17].

246

On fevers: Palsy and catalepsy, undated. [7399 F 18].

247

On fevers: Wakefulness, undated. [7399 F 19].

248

On fevers: On vertigo, undated. [7399 F 20].

249

On fevers: Vertigo and head ache, undated. [7399 F 21].

250

On fevers: Head ache, undated. [7399 F 22].

251

On fevers: Epilepsy, undated. [7399 F 23].

252

On fevers: On convulsions and epilepsy, undated. [7399 F 24].

253

On fevers: Costiveness, undated. [7399 F 25, 7399 F 26].

254-255

On fevers: On hysteria, undated. [7399 F 27, 7399 F 28].

256-257

On fevers: Dyspepsia, undated. [7399 F 29, 7399 F 30, 7399 F 31].

258-260

On fevers: Dyspnea, angina pectoris, hooping cough, and tremors, undated. [7399 F 32].

261

On fevers: On syncope, and suspended animation, undated. [7399 F 33].

262

On fevers: On the asthma, undated. [7399 F 34, 7399 F 35].

263-264

On fevers: Debility, "Of the origin of evil or every kind", undated. [7399 F 36].

265

On fevers: On syncope, asphyxia, and trance, undated. [7399 F 37].

266

On fevers: On drunkenness and its cures, undated. [7399 F 38].

267

On fevers: Diseases and disorders of the liver, undated. [7399 F 39, 7399 F 40].

268-269

On fevers: Of the colic, undated. [7399 F 41, 7399 F 42].

270-271

On fevers: Choria, hiccup, and cramp, undated. [7399 F 43].

272

On fevers: Ricketts, ringworm, etc., undated. [7399 F 44, 7399 F 45].

273-274

On fevers: On the diseases and disorders of children, undated. [7399 F 46].

275

On fevers: Of diarrhea, undated. [7399 F 47].

276

On fevers: On parturition, undated. [7399 F 48].

277

On fevers: Observations on the diseases of pregnancy and parturition and the means of curing them, undated. [7399 F 49].

278

On fevers: On the diseases of women, undated. [7399 F 50].

279
Box Folder

On fevers, undated. [7401 F 4].

4 13
Volume

Cases of chronic diseases [notes possibly used for lectures], 1770. [7400 F 30].

280

Introductory lecture to a course on the theory and practice of Physic, 1789 November 2. [7400 F 1].

281

Introductory lecture to a course on the institutes of medical and clinical practice, delivered in the University of Pennsylvania, 1794 November 3. [7400 F 2].

282

Introductory lecture on the certainty of medicine, 1795 December 2, 1797 December 28. [7400 F 3].

283

Introductory lecture on imposture in medicine, 1796 November 17. [7400 F 5].

284

Introductory lecture to the vexations and distresses of medical life, 1797 November 17. [7400 F 6].

285

Address [Valedictory address for Philadelphia College], 1800 May 31, 1810 April 18. [7400 F 31].

286

Valedictory lecture on the Institutes of Medicine, 1796 February 19, 1800 March 18. [7400 F 4].

287

Valedictory lecture, Introductory lecture, 1801, 1804. [7400 F 7].

288

Introductory lecture on the connection of theory with practice, 1803, 1806. [7400 F 12].

289

Lecture on the means of preventing summer and autumnal diseases, 1804 January 17. [7400 F 8].

290

"Facts and Comments on Moral Derangement" as exemplified chiefly in murder (includes newspaper clippings, but does not contain judges' opinions), circa 1804. [7400 F 20].

301

A valedictory lecture, 1806, 1808, 1810. [7400 F 9].

291

Lecture on therapeutics, 1807 January 3. [7400 F 11].

292

[Lecture and outline for course, 1807. [7400 F 10].

293

Introductory lecture upon the method of studying medicine, 1811 November 4. [7400 F 13].

294

Valedictory address, 1811. [7400 F 14].

295

Valedictory address, 1812 February 29. [7400 F 15].

296

Introductory lecture upon the duties of physicians to each other, 1812 November 1, 1812. [7400 F 16].

297

First effort in physic, the historia morbi, and diagnosis, causes, prognosis, and methods of the putrid bilious fever, dedicated to William Cullen, undated. [7400 F 17].

298

Introduction to lectures on the practice of medicine, nosology, undated. [7400 F 18, 7400 F 19].

299-300

Of Diseases and disorders of the organs of voice and speech, undated. [7400 F 21].

302

Diseases of the sense of smelling, taste and touch and on the diseases from cold, heat and famine, undated. [7400 F 22].

303

Deafness, undated. [7400 F 23].

304

Demance, undated. [7400 F 24].

305

On the diseases of the passions and the moral faculty, undated. [7400 F 25].

306

Weakness as the absence of passions, undated. [7400 F 26].

307

On the venereal diseases, undated. [7400 F 27].

308

Diseases of the male and female organs of generation, undated. [7400 F 28].

309

On the bilious of the yellow fever, undated. [7400 F 29].

310
Box Folder

On Miracles, undated. [7401 F 2].

4 12
C. Student Work and Review of Student Work. [Yi2 7401, 7402, 7404 and 7406].
Volume

Notes for students, undated. [7400 F 32].

311
Box Folder

Manuscript commentary on students' theses, 1809 April. [7404 F 12].

4 2

Student thesis: On Tetanus, by John Briscoe, 1811 April. [7401 F 10].

4 3

Student thesis: Dysentery, by William Buchanan, 1811 April. [7401 F 11].

4 4

Student thesis: On Tetanus, by Henry Charles Glover, 1811. [7401 F 13].

4 5

Student thesis: Pneumonia Biliosa, by James Mayrl, undated. [7401 F 15].

4 6

Student thesis: Modus Operando of Cold, by Samuel Merry, undated. [7401 F 16].

4 7

Student thesis: On respiration, by John D. Perkins, 1811. [7401 F 19].

4 8

Student thesis: On Mania, by Joseph F. See, 1811. [7401 F 14].

4 9

Student thesis: On Conception, by James Stewart, 1811 April. [7401 F 20].

4 10

Remarks and Observations, by Pupils of the Veterinary Institution of the College of London for Dissemination in America, 1812 October. [7401 F 5].

4 11

Subseries VIII. Collected writings and notes by others.

Box Folder

Sermons by Charles Nesbit, 1781-1782. [7402 F 8].

4 14

An Account of 3 Aged People, by Dr. Sayre, 1789 July 16. [7402 F 37].

4 15

Treatise on Medical Electricity, by Moses Willard, 1789 September. [7401 F 22].

4 16

Medical case of James Woodhouse (former student of Rush), 1792. [7402 F 48].

4 17

Medical case of Simon Williams, 1793 May 29. [7402 F 54].

4 18

Letter from Charles Brockden Brown to James Brown (brother) regarding yellow fever in Philadelphia in 1793, 1796 October 25. [7402 F 17].

14 21

"Medical Prejudice," by S. Mitchell, 1801 June 11. [7401 F 17].

4 19

"Essay on the Utility of Clinical Lectures for Doctor Rush," by Dr. Thomas Bond, 1806 January 6. [7401 F 9].

4 20

"Inquiry Concerning the Uses of the Ventricles of the Brain," by David Watson, 1813 January 1. [7401 F 21].

4 21

"A Synoptical View of the Human Passions," by Reverend Samuel Davies, undated. [7401 F 12].

4 22

Autobiography of General Stevens, undated. [7406 F 36].

4 23

"On Teaching," by Thomas Hall, undated. [7401 F 8].

4 24

Poem and painting by Richard Nisbett, undated. [7401 F 7].

4 25

"Tranquility--An Ode," by Richard Nisbett, an insane man in the Pennsylvania Hospital, undated. [7401 F 18].

4 26

On the Improvement and Settlement of Western Lands, by James Wilson, undated. [7401 F 18].

14 27

Series II. James Rush papers.

Subseries I. Diaries.

Volume

Journal of a Voyage across the Atlantic in the Year 1809, 1809 July-August.

314
Box Folder

During part of a stay in Scotland (16 parts), 1809-1810.

5 1-2
Volume

An Occasional Record of Events and Observations beginning in the Year 1830 (includes entries on his dismissal from the United States Mint by Jackson and the character of his replacement, William Findlay; the death of Stephen Girard; and a biography of his dog, Sid, 1830-1842.

315

Small Memoranda (includes short entries of a daily journal including notes on the Abolition Hall riot of 1838, introduction of macadamized roads to Philadelphia, suspension of specie payments in 1839, a brutal murder, and his horse Ben and his dog Sid., 1838-1844.

316

Journal of European travels, 1845-1847.

317

Journal of European travels, 1846.

318

Subseries II. Commonplace books.

Volume

Regarding medicine, 1812.

319

Notes from Readings and Observations upon Characters in the World (includes quotes and paraphrases by famous men on the professions, on moods, on attitudes, etc.), 1813-1838.

320

Maxims and Quotes, 1824.

321

Principally extracts from readings, 1827-1832.

322

Physicians Tricks, Sentences, Essay Topics, 1832.

323

Notebook with synopses of books on music, the stage, rhetoric and literature, 1832-1838.

324

On the Mint, Voice, Actors, Inconsistencies (includes notes on the wastage of bullion in the striking of coins, and thoughts on James Rush's Philosophy of the Human Voice), 1832-1838.

325

Detached thought and extracts from various readings on the practice of medicine by the ancients, 1835.

326

Regarding fine arts (on Rome, the Parthenon, etc. and including extensive quotes), 1840.

327

Regarding ideas for 14th Street House, 1849-1850.

328

Subseries III. Writings by Dr. James Rush.

Box Folder

Valedictory address to the senior class at Princeton (unpublished), 1804 September 26.

5 3

Oration at Nassau Hall (unpublished), 1804 December.

5 4

Composition (unpublished), 1804.

5 87
Volume

College Tune (unpublished), 1805. [Yi2 70370D].

329

A Short Account of Gothic Architecture (unpublished), 1811.

330

Philosophy of the Human Voice: 1st outline, 1823.

331

Philosophy of the Human Voice: 1st notes and writings, book first, 1823-1824.

332

Philosophy of the Human Voice: 1st notes and writings, book second, 1824-1825.

333

Philosophy of the Human Voice: 1st notes and writings, book third, 1824-1826.

334

Philosophy of the Human Voice: 1st notes and writings, book fourth, 1823-1825.

335

Philosophy of the Human Voice: 1st notes and writings, book fifth, 1825-1826.

336

Philosophy of the Human Voice: 1st notes and writings, book sixth, 1825-1826, 1833.

337

Philosophy of the Human Voice: Printer's copy, 1827 January.

338

Hamlet: A Dramatic Prelude in Five Acts: Second draft, circa 1834.

339

Hamlet: A Dramatic Prelude in Five Acts: Second writing, circa 1834.

340

Hamlet: A Dramatic Prelude in Five Acts: Printer's copy, circa 1834.

341

Hints for a New System of Medicine: Volume 1, Table of Contents and A History of Medicine (unpublished), 1835 December.

342

Hints for a New System of Medicine: Volume 2, First Drafts of Certain Projected Chapters (unpublished), 1835 November 14-1839 August 18.

343

Hints for a New System of Medicine: Volume 3, History of Medicine after Galen (continued from page 135 of Volume 1) (unpublished), undated.

344

Hints for a New System of Medicine: Volume 5, Occasional Thoughts on Medicine (unpublished), 1836 January 1-1843 February 1.

345

Abstract of Authors on the Human Voice (unpublished), 1837-1838.

346

Physical History of the Intellect: Minute Book, circa 1865.

347-348

Physical History of the Intellect: Printer's copy, volumes 1 and 2, 1865.

349-350

Natural History of the Intellect: Printer's copy (2nd edition, volumes 1 and 2), 1865.

351-352

Rhyme and Contrast on Wisdom and Folly: Printer's copy (2nd edition), 1869.

353

"Notes on the Nature of English Versification, 7 Extracts from Sheridan's Art of Reading" (unpublished), undated.

354

Anecdotes (unpublished), undated. [Yi2 7406 F44].

355-356

Facts, Thoughts, Etc. regarding medicine (unpublished), undated. [Yi2 7406 F45].

357
Box Folder

Verses (unpublished), undated.

5 6

Manuscripts (including one biographical sketch of Dr. Benjamin Rush) (unpublished), undated.

5 7

From a drawing by James Rush (probably relating to Hamlet), undated.

5 8

Copyright certificates for the Philosophy of the Human Voice and  Hamlet, 1827-1845.

5 9-12

Subseries IV. Correspondence, circa 1813-1869.

A. General Correspondence, bound volumes.
Volume

A-C, Volume 1, circa 1813-1869. [Yi2 7275].

358

D-G, Volume 2, circa 1813-1869. [Yi2 7276].

359

H-L, Volume 3, circa 1813-1869. [Yi2 7277].

360

M-Q, Volume 4, circa 1813-1869. [Yi2 7278].

361

R-S, Volume 5, circa 1813-1869. [Yi2 7279].

362

T-Z, Volume 6, circa 1813-1869. [Yi2 7280].

363

First copies of letters written by James Rush, 1835-1843.

364
B. General Correspondence, unbound letters. [Yi2 7403-Yi2 7406].
Box Folder

Academie Royale des Sciences, 1830 June 7.

5 13

A Friend to the Poor, 1860 February 13.

5 14

Anslee, [P.J.], 1814 December 27.

5 15

American Philosophical Society, 1827 July-August.

5 16

Ashmead, E., 1860 January 24.

5 17

Barber, Sarah, 1867 November 24.

5 18

Barton, William, 1811, 1830, 1840.

5 19-21

Blake, Mr., 1828 December.

5 22

Briggs, John H. of the Philoclean Society of Rutgers College, 1833 November 3.

5 23

Bryant, William, 1834 August 1.

5 24

Butler, P., 1813 April.

5 25

Carey and See, 1826-1827.

5 26

Coxe, John Redman, 1834-1835.

5 27

Craven, [Thomas], 1867 October 3.

5 28

Cullen, Charles Sinclair, 1811 August 3.

5 29

Cuthbert, Emily, 1820.

5 30

Cuthbert, E., 1804, 1834.

5 31-32

Cuthbert, James, 1836, 1848.

5 33-34

Cuthbert, Ross, 1815 November 18.

5 35

Eberle, James, 1827 May 16.

5 36

Emerton, George B., 1835 July 11.

5 37

Fisher, Joshua Francis (includes Assemblies ticket), 1831.

5 38

Fry, William, 1833, September 3.

5 39

Gibson, John, 1845 July 2.

5 40

Hale, S.J., 1859 June 25.

5 41

Hall, Thomas, 1816 April 16.

5 42

Harrison, R., 1831 January 12.

5 43

Hewson, Thomas J., 1840 October 28.

5 44

Jones, Mrs. A.M., 1862 January 13.

5 45

Jones, M.H., 1833 May 1.

5 46

Littell, E., 1830 October 5.

5 47

Manners, John, 1814 March 8.

5 48

Manners, Mary, 1810-1811, 1835.

5 49-51

Manners, Robert, 1834 January 9.

5 52

McIlvaine, Ellen, 1857 February 6.

5 53

Mercantile Library Company, 1841 May.

5 54

Miller, J., 1840 June 26.

5 55

Moore, Samuel, 1831.

5 56

Morellis, Cav. D., 1838-1839.

5 57

Morpeth, 1845 June 23.

5 58

Murray, undated.

5 59

Neill, Henry, 1840, undated.

5 60

Old Times, 1848 January 12.

5 61

Peale, J., undated.

5 62

Pennsylvania Hospital, 1813 May 5.

5 63

Phillips, Henry M., 1840 October 23.

5 64

Philosophical Society of Rutgers College, 1834 January 10.

5 65

Phoenix Hose Company, 1841 June 28.

5 66

Priestly, Joseph and Elizabeth regarding and including deeds, 1814 May.

5 67

Ray, Alex, 1852 June 8.

5 68

Ridgeway, Edith G., 1858 February 17.

5 69

Ridgeway, J., 1837 October 2.

5 70

Ridgeway, Jacob, 1840, 1841.

5 71-72

Ridgeway, J.J., 1858 November 30.

5 73

Rotch Elisa, 1824 March 29.

5 74

Rouse, J.S., 1838 May 16.

5 75

Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, 1809 May 1.

5 76

Royal Society, 1827 June 27.

5 77

Rush, Anna Maria, letter regarding sale of Sydenham, 1862 January 31.

5 78

Rush, Arabella, 1862 March 1.

5 79

Rush, Mrs. A.R., 1841, 1844-1845.

5 80

Rush, Dr. Benjamin, 1801-1811.

5 81-86

Rush, Dr. Benjamin and Julia, 1803-1804, 1809-1819.

6 1-6

Rush, Benjamin (brother of James Rush), 1803-1804.

6 7-8

Rush, Benjamin (nephew of James Rush), 1838-1839, 1864-1868.

6 9-12

Rush, Catherine E., 1810, 1813, 1828.

6 13-15

Rush, Jacob, 1815 March 1.

6 16

Rush, James to Mrs. Louisa Livingston, 1895 December.

6 17

Rush, James to family, 1809 October-December.

6 18

Rush, James to unknown recipients, 1813-1819.

6 19

Rush, James to his wife, Anna, 1820, 1824, 1825.

6 20

Rush, James, 1822-1830.

6 21

Rush, James, 1833-1835.

6 22

Rush, James, 1840 November.

6 23

Rush, James [regarding Library Company of Philadelphia], 1840-1841.

6 24

Rush, James, 1852-1868.

6 25

Rush, James, 1853 August.

6 26

Rush, James Murray, 1843 May 3.

6 27

Rush, Julia (mother of James Rush), 1801-1822, undated.

6 28-36

Rush, Julia (sister of James Rush), 1802-1810.

6 37-39

Lincoln, J. Rush, 1865 October 18.

6 40

Rush, Mary (sister of James Rush), 1801-1802.

6 41

Rush Mary (cousin of James Rush), 1834 August 10.

6 42

Rush, Richard H. (nephew of James Rush), 1867.

6 43

Rush R., James Rush, and James Monroe regarding appointment as Treasurer of the Mint of the United States, 1813.

6 44

Rush, Samuel, 1822 February 12.

6 45

Rush, Sarah Catharine, 1862 March 31.

6 46

Rush, William (includes correspondence to other family, in addition to James Rush), 1848-1861.

6 47-48

Salazar, Joe, 1829 July 27.

6 49

Sanderson, J.M., 1844 June 7.

6 50

Scull, Hannah, 1866 December 5.

6 51

Small, R.A., 1829 October.

6 52

Stockton, E. Boudinot, 1815 April 13.

6 53

Stockton, Julia T., 1857 June 20.

6 54

Stockton, L.H., 1847 January 2.

6 55

Stockton, Mary F., 1810 January 10.

6 56

Stockton, R. [L.], 1830 May 8.

6 57

Stockton, Richard, 1832, undated.

6 58-59

Stockton, R.F., 1816 January 30.

6 60

Tawse, John, 1811 April 8.

6 61

Taylor, W., 1811 February 25.

6 62

Thomas, James W., 1850 July 20.

6 63

Tilghman, Augusta, 1860 June 29.

6 64

Tyson, J.R., 1837.

6 65

Unknown author, 1846 June 13.

6 66

Van Buren, Martin regarding position as Treasurer of the United States, 1830 October 4.

6 67

Van Dyke, J.C. regarding the Philoclean Society, 1839, undated.

6 68

Van Dyke, Rush, 1835 March 14.

6 69

Vaughan, P., 1845 June 27.

6 70

Welsh, Mary, 1857 November.

6 71

William, H.J., 1847, undated.

6 72

Woodhouse, James, 1806 November.

6 73
C. Dr. James and Mrs. Phoebe Rush's invitations, acceptances and rejections of social events. [Yi2 7407 -Yi2 7413].
Box Folder

Mrs. Rush's invitation list, 1830-1840.

7 1

Allen, E., undated.

7 2

Alsop, Mr. Richard and Mrs., undated.

7 3

Amory, Mrs. And Miss, undated.

7 4

Artot, Madame, 1843.

7 5

Ashburton, [Alex Baring, first baron], undated.

7 6

Ashhurst, W.H, undated.

7 7

Ashhurst, Miss, undated.

7 8

Ashmead, Miss, undated.

7 9

Aspinwall, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

7 10

Atherton, Mr., Mrs. and Miss, undated.

7 11

Auckland, George Eden, 1st Earl, 1845 June 19-20.

7 12

Bache, Major and Mrs., undated.

7 13

Baker, Mr., undated.

7 14

Bancker, Mrs. and Miss, undated.

7 15

Barclay, W.W.W., undated.

7 16

Barclay, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

7 17

Barker, Mrs. Mary [invitation to funeral of], undated.

7 18

Barry, Mrs. and Miss, undated.

7 19

Bartlett, Mr. and Mrs. [cards and invitations], undated.

7 20

Barton, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

7 21

Bathurst, J.S., undated.

7 22

Bayard, James A., Jr., 1843 January 17.

7 23

Baynard, Dr., undated.

7 24

Baynton, Eliza [invitation to funeral of], 1843 December 14.

7 25

Beale, John B. [invitation to funeral of], undated.

7 26

Beasley, Dr. and Mrs., undated.

7 27

Beck, Dr. and Mr. H.P., undated.

7 28

Beckett, Henry, 1834, 1841, undated.

7 29

Bell, J. and F, undated.

7 30

Betson, Mrs., undated.

7 31

Beylard, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

7 32

Bicknell, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

7 33

Biddle, Mr., Mrs. and Miss, undated.

7 34

Biddle, C., undated.

7 35

Biddle, C. and J.A., undated.

7 36

Biddle, C.C. and Mrs., 1840-1850, undated.

7 37

Biddle, E.C. and Charles J., undated.

7 38

Biddle, Charles J., undated.

7 39

Biddle, Mrs. G.W., undated.

7 40

Biddle, Mrs. J., undated.

7 41

Biddle, Mr. and Mrs. James C., undated.

7 42

Biddle, J.J., undated.

7 43

Biddle, [Commander] James, undated.

7 44

Biddle, James N., undated.

7 45

Biddle, Mrs. John, undated.

7 46

Biddle, Julia W. [to uncle], undated.

7 47

Biddle, Dr. J.B. and Mrs., undated.

7 48

Biddle, N., 1832-1840, undated.

7 49

Biddle, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, undated.

7 50

Biddle, Mrs. William, undated.

7 51

Biddle, William S., 1835 June 1.

7 52

Bille, Mr. and Mrs. De, 1834, undated.

7 53

Binney, Mr., Mrs. and Miss, undated.

7 54

Black, J.R., undated.

7 55

Blake, Mrs., undated.

7 56

Blight, Mr. and Mrs. Charles, 1834, undated.

7 57

Blysan, Monsieur, undated.

7 58

Bohlen, John, undated.

7 59

Bollmann, Miss, undated.

7 60

Bradbury, Mr., 1844 October 9.

7 61

Bradford, Thomas, 1838 May 8.

7 62

Brashears, Mr., undated.

7 63

Bray, Mrs. W.K., undated.

7 64

Breck, Mr., undated.

7 65

Bridges, Mary [invitation to the funeral of], undated.

7 66

Brinton, Mrs. and Miss, undated.

7 67

Broek, Frederic van den [wedding invitations], undated.

7 68

Brooke, Mr. and Mrs. C. Wallace, undated.

7 69

Brown, Mrs., undated.

7 70

Brown, Mr., Mrs. J.A., and Miss, undated.

7 71

Bown, J.A., undated.

7 72

Brown, Dr., undated.

7 73

Browne, 1836 March 15.

7 74

Bullock, Miss Sophia [invitation to funeral of], 1843 December 18.

7 75

Burd, Mr. and Mrs. E.S. and Miss Elizabeth, 1835, undated.

7 76

Butler, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

7 77

Byrne, Lieutenant, undated.

7 78

Cadwalader, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

7 79

Cadwalader, H., undated.

7 80

Cadwalader, General Thomas [invitation to funeral of], 1841 October 26.

7 81

Cadwalader, Thomas C. [invitation to funeral of], 1844 January 20.

7 82

Cadwalader, J.C., undated.

7 83

Cadwalader, Mr. and Mrs. George, undated.

7 84

Cadwalader, Mr. and Mrs. John, undated.

7 85

Camac, Mr., 1834-1838, undated.

7 86

Campbell, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

7 87

Campbell, St. George J., undated.

7 88

Carleton, Henry [invitation to funeral of], undated.

7 89

Carman, Mary Anna [invitation to funeral of], 1841 February 18.

7 90

Carroll, Mrs., undated.

7 91

Carstensen, George, undated.

7 92

Catron, Judge and Mrs., undated.

7 93

Carylin, Earnest, undated.

7 94

Carwin, Miss [invitation to funeral of], undated.

7 95

Chacon, Chavalier DonPablo, Consul General of Spain for the United States [invitation to funeral of], 1844, August 29.

8 1

Chancellor, Mr., undated.

8 2

Chapron, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

8 3

Chew, B., undated.

8 4

Chew, Maria [invitation to funeral of], 1840 March 28.

8 5

Chew, Samuel [invitation to funeral of], 1841 August 23.

8 6

Chew, W.W., 1832 March 16.

8 7

Chew, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

8 8

Chotard, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

8 9

Chrystler, Mrs. Lydia J. [invitation to funeral of], 1841 October 6.

8 10

Church, Mr., undated.

8 11

Clapier, Mr., Mrs. And Miss, undated.

8 12

Clay, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

8 13

Coleman, Mr., Mrs. and Miss, undated.

8 14

Coles, Mr. and Mrs. Edward, undated.

8 15

Colhoun, Dr. S., 1835-1838.

8 16

Colman, James, 1849 February 12.

8 17

Combe, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

8 18

Connell, Mr., 1837 March 20.

8 19

Cooke, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

8 20

Cooper, Caroline Fenimore, undated.

8 21

Corbin, Mr., undated.

8 22

Cowell, John V., undated.

8 23

Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Markoe, undated.

8 24

Cox, Mr. and Mrs. J., undated.

8 25

Cox, John W., undated.

8 26

Coxe, C.S., undated.

8 27

Coxe, D.W., 1835, undated.

8 28

Coxe, E.S., undated.

8 29

Coxe, J., undated.

8 30

Coxe, Mrs. and Miss, undated.

8 31

Craig, J., undated.

8 32

Craig, J.C., undated.

8 33

Craig, J.J., undated.

8 34

Craig, Mr., undated.

8 35

Cramond, H., undated.

8 36

Cristina Carolina, Queen of the Two Sicilies [invitation to the funeral of], 1836 April 8.

8 37

Croskey, Mrs., undated.

8 38

Croskey, Mr. H., undated.

8 39

Crothers, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

8 40

Dale, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C., undated.

8 41

Dallas, A.G., 1819 January 5.

8 42

Dallas, G.M., 1840, undated.

8 43

Darrach, Mrs. Margaretta [invitation to funeral of], 1841 July 17.

8 44

Davis, Mr., Mrs. and Miss, undated.

8 45

D'Avrainville, Mr., undated.

8 46

D'Avrainville, Alexander [invitation to funeral of], 1836 December 24.

8 47

Dehon, Mr., 1836 April 29.

8 48

Delaney, Miss, undated.

8 49

DePethe, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

8 50

Desilver, Robert [invitation to funeral of], 1837 September 15.

8 51

De Hauteville, Mrs., undated.

8 52

Dickey, J.G., undated.

8 53

Dickson, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

8 54

Dorsey, Miss, undated.

8 55

Drayton, William, 1834-1843.

8 56

Drouin, F., 1834 February 4.

8 57

Dubois, Mr., undated.

8 58

Duncan, Dr. and Mrs., 1809, undated.

8 59

Dundas, David, 1845 July 6.

8 60

Dunlap, J., 1839 December 30.

8 61

Dunn, N., 1837-1840, undated.

8 62

Du Ponceau, Mr., 1834-1841, undated.

8 63

Du Ponceau, Peter [invitation to the funeral of], 1844 April 2.

8 64

Elliot, C., undated.

8 65

Elwyn, A.S., undated.

8 66

Elwyn, Alfred, undated.

8 67

Elwyn, Mr. Langden, undated.

8 68

Emlen, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

8 69

Emory, R., 1831 April 26.

8 70

Etting, B., undated.

8 71

Evans, Mrs., undated.

8 72-73

Eyre, Mr. and Miss, undated.

8 74

Farrar, E., undated.

8 75

Ferguson, Mrs. Jane [invitation to the funeral of], 1840 March 4.

8 76

Finney, Mrs., undated.

8 77

[Figaniere], Madame C. de, undated.

8 78

Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. C.H., undated.

8 79

Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. E.P., undated.

8 80

Fisher, G., [1825] July 13.

8 81

Fisher, James C. [invitation to the funeral of], 1840 October 17.

8 82

Fisher, J. C., undated.

8 83

Fisher, J. Francis, undated.

8 84

Fisher, Mrs. S.W, undated.

8 85

Fisher, William, undated.

8 86

Florance, Mrs. and Misses, undated.

8 87

Foulhouze, Mr., undated.

8 88

Fox, Mrs. C.P., undated.

8 89

Fox, Miss, undated.

8 90

Francis, Charles, Jr. [invitation to the funeral of], 1835 November 28.

8 91

Francis, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

8 92

Francis, Alfred, undated.

8 93

Francis, Mrs. W., undated.

8 94

Fullerton, Alexander [invitation to the funeral of], 1840 August 1.

8 95

Fullerton, Alexander, Jr., undated.

8 96

Fullerton, Mr. and Mrs., 1836-1862, undated.

8 97

Furness, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

8 98

Gadsden, Miss, undated.

8 99

Ganon, J. H., 1843 August 15.

8 100

Gano, Mrs. Mary [invitation to the funeral of], 1838 May 7.

8 101

Garesche, Mr. and Miss, undated.

8 102

Garreau, A, undated.

8 103

Gibson, Dr. and Mrs. C.B., undated.

8 104

Gibson, Judge [James], undated.

8 105

Gillaspy, M. Anna, undated.

8 106

Gilpin, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

8 107

Grant, Mrs., undated.

8 108

Gratz, Rebecca, undated.

8 109

Greene, William [invitation to the funeral of], annotated, 1839 October 31.

8 110

Greeland, Mr., Mrs. and Miss, undated.

8 111

Greeland, Aurora, undated.

8 112

Griffith, Dr. and Mrs. R.E., undated.

8 113

Gross, Dr. and Mrs., undated.

8 114

Guthrie, Anne S., undated.

8 115

Haldane, [W.], undated.

9 1

Hall, S.J., undated.

9 2

Hamilton, Mary [invitation to funeral of], 1849 April.

9 3

Hamilton, Miss [Mary], 1838, undated.

9 4

Hare, Dr. and Mrs. Robert, 1832, undated.

9 5

Hare, Mrs. C.W. and Miss C.E., undated.

9 6

Harris, Mrs. Thomas [invitation to the funeral of], 1834 July 29.

9 7

Harris, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas, 1840, undated.

9 8

Harris, William A., undated.

9 9

Harrison, George, undated.

9 10

Harrison, Sophia, undated.

9 11

Hawkins, William, undated.

9 12

Hazard, Mary, 1836-1867, undated.

9 13

Hazlehurst, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

9 14

Henderson, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

9 15

Henry, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

9 16

Hersant, Mr. and Mrs., 1838-1839, undated.

9 17

Hewson, Dr. and Miss Baker, undated.

9 18

Hodgson, Mrs., undated.

9 19

Hogg, Mrs., undated.

9 20

Hoope, H. [or Hooke?], undated.

9 21

Hoope, Mrs. and Miss, undated.

9 22

Hope, Dr., undated.

9 23

Hopkinson, A., undated.

9 24

Hopkinson, Mr. and Mrs. F., 1840, undated.

9 25

Hopkinson, James, undated.

9 26

Howland, G.G., undated.

9 27

Huger, F.K., 1837 September 19.

9 28

Hunt, Mrs. and Miss, undated.

9 29

Hunter, Mr. and Mrs., 1843-1845.

9 30

Hupfeld, C.F., undated.

9 31

Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

9 32

Ingersoll, Mr., Mrs. and Misses, undated.

9 33

Ingersoll, C.A., undated.

9 34

Ingersoll, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J., undated.

9 35

Ingersoll, J.R., 1837, undated.

9 36

Ingersoll, M.W., undated.

9 37

Ingersoll, Susan C., undated.

9 38

Ingraham, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred, undated.

9 39

Ingraham, Mr., Mrs. and Miss, undated.

9 40

Iredell, James, undated.

9 41

Izard, R. F., undated.

9 42

Izard, Misses, undated.

9 43

Jackson, Mr., Mrs. and Miss, undated.

9 44

Jackson, William, undated.

9 45

James, Dr. Thomas [invitation to the funeral of], 1835 July 6.

9 46

Jenkins, Miss, undated.

9 47

Jewett, Mrs., undated.

9 48

Jones, Mr., 1844 October 25.

9 49

Jones, Mrs. Eliza, undated.

9 50

Jones, Judge and Mrs., undated.

9 51

Keating, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

9 52

Keith, Washington and William, undated.

9 53

Kemble, George [invitation to the funeral of], 1838 January 16.

9 54

Kennedy, A.E., undated.

9 55

Keppele, Mrs., undated.

9 56

Kershaw, Mr., undated.

9 57

Knowles, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

9 58

Kortright, Mr., undated.

9 59

Kuhn, Miss E., undated.

9 60

Kuhn, Dr. and Mrs. H., undated.

9 61

Kuhn, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

9 62

Hawkins, Dr. Edwin R. regarding death of Mr. Mary Lamb, 1868 July 22.

9 63

Lambert, J.R., undated.

9 64

Lang, Dr., 1844 October 24.

9 65

Langdale, Lord and Lady (Bickersteth, Henry), undated.

9 66

Landsdowne, Lord (Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice), undated.

9 67

Lardner, Mr. and Mrs. James, undated.

9 68

Lardner, Miss, undated.

9 69

Latimer, Mr. and Mrs. J.R., 1836-1838, undated.

9 70

Laussat, Antony [invitation to the funeral of], 1833 October 29.

9 71

Laussat, Mrs. and Miss, undated.

9 72

Lee, Mrs., undated.

9 73

LeGreen, Mr., undated.

9 74

Lenox, Mrs. [invitation to the funeral of], 1834 August 25.

9 75

Levy, Mrs., undated.

9 76

Lewis, Lawrence, undated.

9 77

Lewis, Miss M.S., undated.

9 78

Lewis, Mrs. Rachel [invitation to the funeral of], 1836 March 17.

9 79

Lewis, Mrs. R.M., undated.

9 80

Lewis, S.N., undated.

9 81

Lewis, William D., undated.

9 82

Lewis, Mr., Mrs. and Misses, undated.

9 83

Lippincott, William, undated.

9 84

Livingston, Mr., undated.

9 85

Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll, undated.

9 86

Logan, Mr., Mrs. and Miss, undated.

9 87

Lord, Mrs., undated.

9 88

Lyman, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

9 89

Macalester, Charles and Eliza Ann, undated.

9 90

Macalester, Mrs. Eliza Ann [invitation to the funeral of], 1835 August 31.

9 91

McCall, G.C., undated.

9 92

McCall, P., undated.

9 93

McCall, Robert, undated.

9 94

McClellan, E.S., undated.

9 95

McEuen, Mrs., undated.

9 96

McIlvaine, Mr. and Miss, undated.

9 97

McKean, P.E.W., undated.

9 98

McKenney, Mrs. Editha [obituary], undated.

9 99

McMinn, William [invitation to the funeral of], 1840 March 26.

9 100

McMurtrie, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. and Miss, undated.

9 101

Macpherson, Miss, undated.

9 102

Mactier, Mr., undated.

9 103

Magee, Mrs., undated.

9 104

Mailliard, Monsieurs L. and A., 1839 February 28.

9 105

[Markol], Mr. and Mrs. James and Miss, undated.

9 106

Marryat, Charlotte, undated.

9 107

Marshall, Miss, undated.

9 108

Martin, Mr., 1845 July 12.

9 109

Meade, G., undated.

9 110

Mease, Dr., undated.

9 111

Mease, Isabelle, undated.

9 112

Meredith, William [invitation to the funeral of], 1844 September 28.

9 113

Meredith, Mr., Mrs. and the Misses, undated.

9 114

Merino, Augustus, undated.

9 115

Middleton, Mrs. and Misses, undated.

10 1

Mifflin, Mrs. Charles, undated.

10 2

Miller, A., 1810 June 19.

10 3

Miller, Clements S., 1841, undated.

10 4

Miller, G., 1810 July 19.

10 5

Miller, John, 1845 June 6.

10 6

Miller, Juliana, 1843 January 18.

10 7

Miller, Colonel, undated.

10 8

Milligan, Miss and Miss Blight, undated.

10 9

Milroy, Dr., undated.

10 10

Moncure, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

10 11

Monro, Dr., undated.

10 12

Moore, Jacob R. [invitation to the funeral of], 1837 December 9.

10 13

Moore, Dr. John [invitation to the funeral of], 1836 May 23.

10 14

Moore, Mary Anna [invitation to the funeral of], 1842 May 21.

10 15

Morelli, D. Gregorio, 1838.

10 16

Morgan, Lady, 1845, undated.

10 17

Morrell, Mrs. and Miss, undated.

10 18

Murray, Catharine [invitation to the funeral of], 1832 October 29.

10 19

Mutter, Dr. and Mrs., undated.

10 20

Naglee, Ellen [invitation to the funeral of], 1844 January 13.

10 21

Naglee, Mrs. Margaret [invitation to the funeral of], 1838 July 14.

10 22

Nancrede, Dr. and Mrs. J. G., 1840, undated.

10 23

Neill, Miss, 1823 January 29.

10 24

Newman, Mrs. J.S., undated.

10 25

Nicklin, Mr. and Mrs. P.H., undated.

10 26

Nicholas, Charles, undated.

10 27

Nixon, Mrs. and Misses, undated.

10 28

Norris, Dr. and Mrs., undated.

10 29

Norris, Mr. and Mrs. C., undated.

10 30

Norris, Mr. and Mrs. J., undated.

10 31

Norris, Miss, undated.

10 32

Norton, Mrs. Caroline, undated.

10 33

Oakeley, George [invitation to the funeral of], 1835 December 15.

10 34

O'Connor, Miss, undated.

10 35

Otis, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

10 36

Otto, Dr. and Mrs., undated.

10 37

Palmer, Mr. and Mrs., 1839, undated.

10 38

Patterson, Mr., 1810 June 25.

10 39

Patterson, Eliza, undated.

10 40

Patterson, R., 1837, undated.

10 41

Pattison, Dr., 1835 December 25.

10 42

Peace, Dr. Edward, undated.

10 43

Peck, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

10 44

Pemberton, Mr., Mrs. and Miss, undated.

10 45

Pepper, Mr. and Mrs. G. S., undated.

10 46

Peries, Mr., undated.

10 47

Perry, John George, 1845 July 11.

10 48

Peters, Francis, undated.

10 49

Peters, R., 1837-1839, undated.

10 50

Peters, S.E., undated.

10 51

Peters, Miss, undated.

10 52

Pettis, Mrs., 1841-1842.

10 53

Philadelphia Alms House, 1821 August 13.

10 54

Philadelphia Club, 1843 October 30.

10 55

Philadelphia Literary Circle, undated.

10 56

Phillips, Mr. and Miss, undated.

10 57

Physick, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

10 58

Picot, Mr. and Mrs. Charles, 1841, undated.

10 59

Pleasonton, Mr. and Mrs., 1840, undated.

10 60

Pope, Mr., undated.

10 61

Potts, Mrs. S.A., 1835 April 21.

10 62

Powel, Mr. S. and Mrs., 1840, undated.

10 63

Preble, Commodore, 1806 August 1.

10 64

Quiblier, M., 1843 April 19.

10 65

Raquet, Mr., undated.

10 66

Ralston, A.G., undated.

10 67

Ralston, G., undated.

10 68

Ralston, H., undated.

10 69

Ralston, N., undated.

10 70

Ralston, R., undated.

10 71

Ralston, Miss, undated.

10 72

Ramsay, Captain and Mrs., undated.

10 73

Randall, A., 1841 October 25.

10 74

Randall, Mrs. J., 1839-1840.

10 75

Randolph, Dr. and Mrs., undated.

10 76

Rawle, Mr., Mrs. and Misses, undated.

10 77

Read, Captain and Mrs. George Campbell, undated.

10 78

Read, Mr. and Mrs. J.M., undated.

10 79

Read, Miss, undated.

10 80

Redman, Miss, undated.

10 81

Relf, Richard [invitation to the funeral of], 1836 September 26.

10 82

Relf, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

10 83

Richards, Francis H., undated.

10 84

Richardson, W.H., 1843 June 18.

10 85

Ricketts, Mr. and Mrs., 1839, undated.

10 86

Ridgway, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

10 87

Ritchie, Mary C., undated.

10 88

Ritter, Charles Eugene and Francis Augustus [invitation to the funeral of], 1837 April 10.

10 89

Ritter, Jacob, Jr. [invitation to the funeral of], 1840 June 27.

10 90

Ritter, Susan [invitation to the funeral of], 1841 October 4.

10 91

Roberts, E.F., undated.

10 92

Roberts, Mrs., undated.

10 93

Robeson, Mrs. and Miss, undated.

10 94

Robinson, G., undated.

10 95

Robinson, Mrs. John, undated.

10 96

Robinson, Minnie, undated.

10 97

Robinson, Moore, undated.

10 98

Robinson, M., undated.

10 99

Robinson, Wirt, undated.

10 100

Roebuck, J.N. and Dr. J. Robert Black, undated.

10 101

Roesme, Baron and Madame de, 1840 April 21.

10 102

Rogers, James, undated.

10 103

Rogers, Judge, undated.

10 104

Ross, M., 1838 February 15.

10 105

Rotch, B.S., undated.

10 106

Rowland, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

10 107

Rush, Benjamin (nephew of James Rush), undated.

10 108

Rush, Elizabeth [invitation to the funeral of], 1834 November 5.

10 109

Rush, E.F. [Elizabeth Fox], undated.

10 110

Rush, Dr. and Mrs. James, 1800-1846.

10 111

Rush, J. Murray, undated.

10 112

Rush, Mrs. S[amuel], undated.

10 113

Rush, William, undated.

10 114

Russell, Mr., undated.

10 115

Sarmiento, Mrs. and Mrs. Craig, undated.

11 1

Schott, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

11 2

Scott, Mr., Mrs. and Miss, undated.

11 3

Scull, Miss, undated.

11 4

Sears, Mrs., undated.

11 5

Sergeant, Mr., Mrs. and Misses, undated.

11 6

Shaw, Fanny, undated.

11 7

Sheaff, Miss, undated.

11 8

Sigoinge, A., undated.

11 9

Simms, Mrs., undated.

11 10

Sitgreaves, Mrs., undated.

11 11

Smith, Honorable Charles [invitation to the funeral of], 1836 March 18.

11 12

Smith, Charles W., 1836, undated.

11 13

Smith, G. Roberts, undated.

11 14

Smith, G.W., undated.

11 15

Smith, J. Browne, undated.

11 16

Smith, Uselma C. regarding the death of Mrs. Eliza Jones, 1863 March 5.

11 17

Sperry, undated.

11 18

Spruill, S.H., 1858 September 6.

11 19

Starr, J. Leander, 1858, undated.

11 20

Staunton, Sir George, 1845 June-July.

11 21

Stevens, Pariset Guion [invitation to the funeral of], 1842 August 16.

11 22

Stewart, William [invitation to the funeral of], 1837 April 11.

11 23

Stiles, Edward James [invitation to the funeral of], 1850 August 26.

11 24

Stocker, Mrs. and Miss, 1836, undated.

11 25

Sullivan, J.T.S., 1840-1844, undated.

11 26

Survilliers, Comte de, undated.

11 27

Swift, J., undated.

11 28

Sykes, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

11 29

Taggart, Miss, 1838 February 3.

11 30

Tawse, Mr. and Mrs., 1810 July 21.

11 31

Taylor, F. (address wrapper only), undated.

11 32

Taylor, G.M., undated.

11 33

Taylor, Mrs., undated.

11 34

Thibaud, Mr. and Miss, 1838 December 25.

11 35

Thomson, Dr., 1869 December 20.

11 36

Thomson, C. Rockland, undated.

11 37

Thomson, Misses, undated.

11 38

Thomson, G.H., undated.

11 39

Thomson, John D., undated.

11 40

Thouron, Mr. A., undated.

11 41

Tiers, H.C., undated.

11 42

Tiers, Sally J., undated.

11 43

Tilghman, Mr. and Mrs. B., undated.

11 44

Tilghman, M., undated.

11 45

Trudeau, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

11 46

Tucker, Dr., undated.

11 47

Tunis, Mrs., undated.

11 48

Turner, Miss, undated.

11 49

Turner, Abby Ann [invitation to the funeral of], undated.

11 50

Twells, Mr., undated.

11 51

Tyson, J.R., undated.

11 52

United Bowmen, 1938-1939.

11 53

Vallette, Mrs. Mary, undated.

11 54

Valville, Mr de, undated.

11 55

Vandenhoff, L.E., undated.

11 56

Vandenhoff, J., undated.

11 57

Van Pelt, Mr. and Mrs., undated.

11 58

Van Pelt, Peter [invitation to the funeral of], 1834 May 14.

11 59

Vere, Lady Elizabeth Hope, undated.

11 60

Waddell, F.S. (verses), undated.

11 61

Wadsworth, Mr. and Miss, undated.

11 62

Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. and Misses, undated.

11 63

Wallington, Mrs. Catherine [invitation to the funeral of], 1839 October 30.

11 64

Walmsley, Mr., undated.

11 65

Waln, Mr., undated.

11 66

Waln, William, undated.

11 67

Walsh, Mr. and Miss, 1843, undated.

11 68

Warley, Miss, undated.

11 69

Watmough, Colonel, Mrs. and Miss, undated.

11 70

Watmough, Mrs. J.G., undated.

11 71

Watson, Mr., undated.

11 72

Wells, Mr. and Miss, undated.

11 73

West, Dr., undated.

11 74

Westminster, Lady, undated.

11 75

Wetherill, Elisha K. [invitation to the funeral of], 1836 June 25.

11 76

Wharton, Misses, undated.

11 77

Wharton, Charles, undated.

11 78

Wharton, Francis, undated.

11 79

Wharton, F.R., undated.

11 80

Wharton, G.M., undated.

11 81

Wharton, T.F., undated.

11 82

White, William, undated.

11 83

White, Mr. and Miss, undated.

11 84

Wilcocks, Mr. and Misses, undated.

11 85

Williams, H.J., undated.

11 86

Williams, J.R., undated.

11 87

Williams, J.W., undated.

11 88

Willig, Miss, undated.

11 89

Willing, Mr., undated.

11 90

Willing, Dr., undated.

11 91

Willing, Mrs. and Miss, and Miss Sperry, undated.

11 92

Willing, Edward S., undated.

11 93

Willing, Ellen, undated.

11 94

Willing, [D.]F., undated.

11 95

Willing, Mrs. G., undated.

11 96

Willing, Mrs. R., undated.

11 97

Wilmer, Mrs., undated.

11 98

Wilson, Mr., undated.

11 99

Wood, Dr., undated.

11 100

Wood, Mr. G., undated.

11 101

Woodforde, Anna Julia [invitation to the funeral of], 1838 November 1.

11 102

Wray, Mrs. Ann [invitation to the funeral of], 1835 March 4.

11 103

Young, Mr., undated.

11 104

Young, T.H., undated.

11 105

Zetland, Lord and Lady, undated.

11 106

Calling cards A-Q, undated.

12

Calling cards R-Y, invitations, tickets to events, lecture announcements, notes, and advertising cards, undated.

13

Subseries V. Medical Practice.

Volume

Record of Deaths of Patients of James Rush, 1813.

365

Practical Register (includes monthly weather descriptions, observations on diseases, and a check list of body parts affected), 1813-1818, 1838-1840.

366

Nosological or Observative Medicine, 1835-1838.

367

James Rush's dispute with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia regarding their refusal to back their own fee schedule, 1841.

368

Medical Notes, undated. [Yi2 7266].

369
Box Folder

St. George's Hospital Cases, etc., undated.

11 107

Subseries VI. Students and Lectures.

Volume

Lecture notes taken by James Rush, 1809. [Yi2 7406 43].

370

Present Pupils of James Rush (a list of pupils who attended the five courses of lectures read from the manuscripts of Dr. Benjamin Rush), 1813-1819.

371

Introductory lecture, by James Rush, 1813-1814.

372

Introductory lecture, by James Rush, 1815.

373

Introductory lecture, by James Rush, 1817.

374

Introductory lecture, by James Rush, 1818.

375

Lecture: "Asiastic Spasmodic Cholera", 1832.

376

Lecture: "Materia Medica", undated.

377

Subseries VII. Financial Records.

Volume

House on Chestnut Street, Accounts, etc., 1848-1849.

378

Financial and other memoranda regarding groceries, recipes, menus and balls (includes loose sheets), 1853-1855.

379

Marketting accounts, 1857-1867.

380-389

Catalogue of the Private Library of the late James Rush, M.D., bequeathed to the Ridgway Branch of the Philadelphia Library, 1869.

390

Series III. Other Rush family papers.

Subseries I. Judge Jacob Rush papers.

Volume

Charges to the Grand Jury, 1792-1803.

391-399

Subseries II. John Rush.

Volume Pages

John Rush letters and land papers (from John Rush to his father Benjamin Rush, plus other documents), 1788-1815.

32 1-61
Box Folder

Diploma from the University of Pennsylvania, 1804 June 6.

14 1

Subseries III. Richard Rush.

Volume Pages

Letters of Richard Rush, 1801-1849.

44 1-122

Letterbook of Richard Rush, Attorney General of Pennsylvania, 1811.

400

Manuscript of Residence at the Court of London (contains recollections of official and personal activities during 1817-1819, Rush's first year as United States Minister to Great Britain), 1833.

401

Subseries IV. William Rush.

Box Folder

Letters to Julia Rush from William Rush, 1823, 1826.

14 7

Letter to Julia Rush from William Rush and Elizabeth Fox Rush, 1829 August 4.

14 8

Letters to Julia Rush from William Rush, 1830-1831.

14 9

Letter to Julia Rush from William Rush, 1832 August 30.

14 10
Volume Page

Examinations on Materia Medica in the Philadelphia School of Medicine, by William Rush, MD, 1832.

402

Subseries V. Correspondence, diaries, genealogies and diplomas.

Volume Page

Music composition book presented to Mrs. Ann Rush by Frank Johnson, 1820.

403
Box Folder

Letter to Ann Rush from unknown writer, 1836, February 9.

14 2

Letter to Anna Rush from F. Mancinelli, 1839, August 31.

14 3

Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, Jr. from Mary V. Morse, 1867 January 25.

14 4

Letter to Elizabeth Rush from J.E. Washington, 1834 July 10.

14 5

Jacob Rush's diploma from Princeton University, 1805.

14 6

Letters to the Library Company of Philadelphia/regarding the Library Company of Philadelphia from James Rush, 1843-1848.

14 11

Letter to Phoebe Ann Rush from Anna Maria Rush, thanking her for a dress, 1843 November 30.

14 12

Letter to unknown recipient from Thomas Stritch, 1806 November 10.

14 13

Letter to unknown recipient from Samuel Moore, 1840 June 23.

14 14

Letter to unknown recipient from unknown author, 1862 January 24.

14 15

Letter to unknown recipient from J.R. Stout, 1866 January 25.

14 16

Letter to unknown recipient from Georgina Clark, 1866 October 13.

14 17

Letter to unknown recipient from M.A. and M.C. Peale, undated.

14 18

Ridgeway genealogy (six accounts), 1855-1894.

14 19
Volume Page

Financial ledger and Ridgeway genealogy, circa 1867.

404
Box Folder

Newspapers with genealogical information on Egg Harbor families, undated.

14 20
Volume Page

Diary of Cassie Murray Rush (includes descriptions of her visits to the Centennial), 1876.

405

Unattributed diary, 1863.

406

Unattributed notebook, 1830-1836.

407

Series IV. Miscellaneous documents.

Box Folder

Poem by unknown author, 1805 November 10.

14 22

Gregory's lecture ticket, 1809.

14 23

Manuscript of article regarding petroleum, 1812 July 31.

14 24

"On Solitude" by Zimmerman, undated.

14 25

Wheatley, Phyllis: manuscript poems on "America, "Box," "Atheism," and "To the Honorable Commodore Hood", undated.

14 27

Size of G. Colburn's head, undated.

14 28

Endorsements, undated.

14 29

Extracts from letters of pleasantry, undated.

14 30