About the Digital Collection
The Benjamin and Julia Stockton Rush papers hold letters and writings that focus primarily on medical concerns, particularly the 1793 and other yellow fever epidemics in Philadelphia, as well as mental illness and its treatment, and the medical department of the Continental Army. Correspondents include founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. There are also personal letters to Julia Stockton Rush, her devotional journal and exercise book. Other materials include a medical casebook, financial records, a travel diary, and legal documents.
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