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Adams, John (1735-1826) To: Richard Rush.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02518 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1814/01-02/23 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written to the son of his close friend Dr. Benjamin Rush in January 1814 and finished February 23. An early portion of the letter is in a Sternian style (stream of consciousness) concerning dreams while ill. Adams concludes, slightly tongue-in-cheek by mentioning a 3 vol. work on him by a Mr. Taylor.

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Rush, Richard, 1780-1859.
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President Health and Medical, Mental Health, Literature and Language Arts, Religion, Philosophy, Library, Classical World and Ancient Civilization, Book Selling

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison