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Rush family papers

Rush family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rush family papers
Creator: Rush family
Inclusive Dates: 1858-1959
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms549
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George W. Rush (d. 1864) attended the University of Georgia and became a 1st lieutenant with the 22nd Georgia from Richmond County, Georgia in the Confederate States of America. He was mortally wounded at the Crater, Petersburg, Virginia on July 30, 1864.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of George W. Rush's autograph album from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, in which classmates wrote various messages, 1858-1861; photostat of an 1860 letter addressed to Mr. G. W. Rush, from University Chancellor Andrew A. Lipscomb; photostats of an 1860 University of Georgia commencement program and an 1859 prize declamation. Also included is a biographical sketch (from Encyclopedia of Biography) of Rush's nephew, George Rush Franklin, and a typewritten letter dated September 14, 1959, explaining the sketch; and an article on Rush's niece, Desiree Franklin, United Daughters of the Confederacy president in 1952.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rush family papers, ms549, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Rush, George W. -- Family

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