Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 65,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Adams, John (1735-1826) to Benjamin Rush

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.001 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 November 1811 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Depression, Iroquois warrior, death.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, Mental Health, Death, President Philosophy, Classical World and Ancient Civilization, Holidays and Celebrations, Children and Family, Health and Medical, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Revolutionary War

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison