Rush family papers, 1675-1885 (bulk 1817-1849).


Rush, Richard, 1780-1859. Rush family papers, 1675-1885 (bulk 1817-1849).

Rush family papers, 1675-1885 (bulk 1817-1849).

The collection documents the career of Rush (Class of 1797) as lawyer, statesman, and diplomat, emphasizing diplomatic negotiations between the United States and Great Britain while he was minister to Great Britain (1817-1825) and between the United States and France when he was minister to France (1847-1849), as well as his successful efforts (1836-1838) in securing the Smithsonian bequest, which was used to establish the Smithsonian Institution.

26.55 cu. ft. (56 boxes, 11 v., 1 roll with charts, 1 package, 2 oversize packages)

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Rush, Richard, 1780-1859 (person)

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