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Estate and papers of Richard Rush, 1808-1835


Scope and Contents

Contains one 1808 vellum deed (removed to oversized) concerning land at 6th and Prune street in Philadelphia, and three letters. One letter written in London in 1819 concerns the arrival of General Cadwalader, and a second letter is a dinner invitation from the English diplomat David Urquhart (1805-1877). The last letter of 1835 requests a midshipmens warrant for his son Madison Rush Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853), Secretary of the Navy.

Attributed to the estate of Richard Rush is a published history of the title to the farm of Dr. Benjamin Rush called Sydeham. The history covers the years 1692-1860, and has been updated to 1861 with handwritten additions pertaining to the dispersal of Richard Rush's property by his sons.

Brief of title, to lots of ground, situate on the west side of fifteenth street, in the twentieth ward of the city of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: T.H. Town, 1860.


  • Creation: 1808-1835

Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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