Guide to Research CollectionsFilson Club
Papers: In the James Crutcher Papers, 1785-1827, 22 items.
The papers contain correspondence between James Crutcher and his cousin, Robert Rutherford (1728-1803), of Virginia, concerning James Crutchers activities as land agent for his cousin in Kentucky, including material concerning land purchases, surveys, and tax payments.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Papers: In the Powel Family Papers, Samuel Powel Section (1738-1793), 1729-1791, 0.5 linear foot.
Robert Rutherfords letters to Samuel Powel during the 1780s provide interesting commentary on Samuel Powels political stature.
University of Virginia
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Papers: In the Letters and Engraving of Thomas Jefferson [multimedia], 1792-1873, 3 items.
The papers include a letter from Thomas Jefferson to Robert Rutherford written on December 25, 1792. In the letter, Thomas Jefferson writes regarding uniform standards in weights and measures, now pending in Senate committee, and formerly considered by a House of Representatives committee; his preference for a decimal system; and whether the public is ready for reform.
Virginia State Library and Archives
Papers: In the Rutherford Family Papers, 1764-1819, 29 papers.
Persons represented include Robert Rutherford.