Papers, 1788-1858 (bulk 1815-1858).


Papers, 1788-1858 (bulk 1815-1858).

The collection contains Gen. Rust's political, personal, and business papers. There are a few drafts of letters by Rust, including one to President Franklin Pierce, dated March 9, 1853, concerning one Henry Bedinger and various Virginia political figures, and a second to Pierce, dated March 7, 1856, being "a list of the persons from [Loudoun] County, Virginia, now holding offices in Washington under the federal government." The business papers contain routine accounts and copies of agreements and deeds. A number of the items concern Rust's "Indian Town" tract in Lancaster County, Virginia. Rust sent letters to: William Allen, William Segar Archer, Henry Bedinger, George Bomford, Horace C. Cammack, Richard Kidder Meade, Charles Fenton Mercer, John Moore, P.N. Nicholas, Franklin Pierce, James K. Polk, J. William Roper, George Rust, William Rust, Landry Trasimond and G.B. Wager. Rust received letters from: James Barbour, L.P. Bayne, George W. Bolling, John H. Briscoe, W.C.B. Butler, William H. Handey, R.H. Henderson, William M. Hume, Richard M. Johnson, Robert Ward Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Amos Kendall, Andrew Keyser, Clarence F. LeGrand, Joseph Lewis, Edward Lucas, Armistead Thomson Mason, John Mason, Richard Norris, Ben Peyton, James Pleasants, Asa Rogers, Albert Rust, Bushrod Rust, W. Selden, W.G. Singleton, Smith Slaughter, Joseph R. Snyder, Pierre Soule, Agnes Taylor, and R.I. Taylor.

214 p.


SNAC Resource ID: 6832452

Library of Virginia

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