Rush family papers

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Shelving Summary

  • Box 1: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript box (1 inch)
  • Box 2-3: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes
  • Removals: Shelved in MSS oversize boxes (32 inches(

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0314, Rush family papers, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in this Repository

MSS 0353 Williams family papers. This collection contains the papers of Julia Rush (1782–1860), eleventh child of Dr. Benjamin and Julia Stockton Rush. She married Henry J. Williams in 1820. It also contains material related to the estate of James Rush which was administered by Henry J. Williams.

MSS 0327 Biddle family papers. These papers contain the papers of Julia Williams Rush (1833–1898), the only daughter of Samuel Rush and Anne Wilmer. Julia W. Rush married Alexander Biddle in 1855. Her papers include substantial correspondence to and from her father Samuel Rush and brother William Rush. Some of the correspondence from Samuel Rush discusses the Choctaw Commission. This collection also contains photographs of Julia Biddle and her children. Preserved as well are annotated copies of the 1943 Parke-Bennet Gallery catalogs of the Alexander Biddle papers which included at least one letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush preserved in this collection.

Account Book 0335. Benjamin Rush (1791–1824). Accounts of the business of the ship Clothier at Canton belonging to Edward Thompson Esquire of Philadelphia. This volume preserves records kept by Benjamin Rush, and describes merchandise shipped by Rush and others aboard the ship Clothier. It contains references to Lawrence Lewis, Richard Penshaw, Captain John Phillips, A.G. Ralston, Richard R. Thompson, and others.

MS 0359 Collins and Autenrieth architectural works. This collection contains material related to architectural improvements made to properties that were part of the Rush estate. This relates to an item in F21 of this collection that records expenses related to these improvements in January and February of 1876.

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