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American Philosophical Society, 1818 September 14
Collection Description & Creator Information
Alphabetical listing of correspondents and dates of letters (for all volumes)
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This collection was processed in 1970. Finding aid written in 1970.
During 2022, restrictions on Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) letters were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.
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American Philosophical Society; Rush Family Papers, C0079, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
The following sources were consulted during preparation of biographical note: Dictionary of American Biography, Author's Edition, Volume XVI, 1937, pp. 231-234, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. In addition to the works mentioned in the biographical note on Richard Rush, see an excellent account of Rush's career down to 1840, in the U.S. Mag. and Democratic Rev., Apr. 1840, pp. 301-25; C. K. Webster, The Foreign Policy of Castlereagh, 1815-1822 (1925); Dexter Perkins, The Monroe Doctrine, 1823-1826 (1927); W. C. Ford, "John Quincy Adams and the Monroe Doctrine," in Am. Hist. Rev., July 1902; J. M. Callahan, "Agreement of 1817. Reduction of Naval Forces upon the Great Lakes," in Ann. Report of the Am. Hist. Asso. for the Year 1895 (1896); Beckles Wilson, America's Ambassadors to England, 1785-1928 (1928), and America's Ambassadors to France, 1777-1927 (1928); A Memorial of Dr. Benjamin Rush...Written by Himself (1905); Am. State Papers. Foreign Relations, vols. IV, V (1834, 1858); obituaries in Daily National Intelligencer (Washington), Public Ledger (Philadelphia), August 2, 1859; Trescott Papers, Lib. of Congress.; his diplomatic dispatches in the State Department. References to Dr. Benjamin Rush may be found in The Princeton University Library Chronicle in Volumes V: 36-37; VI: 34; VII: 17-18, 26; VIII: 61; IX: 1-12; and XIII: 178; to Richard Rush in Volumes XVII: 218; and XIX: 177; and to certain letters exchanged between members of the Rush Family in Volume XXII: 99-101.
- College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.). Class of 1829.
Rush, Benjamin, 1811-1877