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Papers of Benjamin Rush, 1824-1825


Scope and Contents

Included is one letter from Benjamin Rush's brother Samuel Rush that was sent aboard the ship Clothier commanded by captain John Phillips to Benjamin Rush who was then in Canton, China. Preserved as well are three letters of introduction from 1824, when Benjamin Rush relocated to the city of New Orleans to establish the firm of Rush and Ralston. One of these is to George Washington Campbell (1769-1848) former United States Senator and Secretary of the Treasury who was then living in Nashville. Another is from William Chandler, of the Philadelphia firm Chandler-Price, which were pioneers in the New Orleans trade.


  • Creation: 1824-1825

Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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