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Collection Details


Collection Name: Rush Family Papers
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/rush1.htm
Description: The Rush family papers preserves material related to the Revolution-era Philadelphia physician, Benjamin Rush, and his descendants. The Rush family came to be not only one of the most celebrated families of Philadelphia, but also became distinguished throughout the United States and Europe. The Philadelphia family were descendants of John Rush (1620-1699), a former Calvary commander in Oliver Cromwell's army, who came to Pennsylvania in 1683.
Broad Subjects: Relationships; History
ASP Subjects: Family--History; Family--Philadelphia (Pa.); Letters; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; Rush family; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004906