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Title Letter [manuscript]: Washington, [D.C.], to Mrs. [Phoebe Ann] Rush, Phil[adelphia, Pa.], 1849 Mar. 22
Author Shillaber, John
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: March 22, 1849, letter of introduction written by John Shillaber to Mrs. Rush for John Howard Payne, a noted actor, playright, diplomat, and defender of the Cherokee Indians.
Names Rush, Phoebe Anne (1799-1857); Payne, John Howard (1791-1852)
Places Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords society, social life, women, observation, custom
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information The daughter of Jacob Ridgeway and wife of the physican, James Rush, Phoebe Ann Rush was a highly educated Philadelphia hostess noted for her brilliant conversational powers.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 805
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue