RUTHERFORD, Robert, 1728-1803


Guide to Research Collections

Filson Club
Louisville, KY
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 Crutcher’s activities as land agent for his cousin in Kentucky, including material concerning land purchases, surveys, and tax payments.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Powel Family Papers, Samuel Powel Section (1738-1793), 1729-1791, 0.5 linear foot.
Robert Rutherford’s letters to Samuel Powel during the 1780’s provide interesting commentary on Samuel Powel’s political stature.


University of Virginia
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
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
Richmond, VA
Papers: In the Rutherford Family Papers, 1764-1819, 29 papers.
Persons represented include Robert Rutherford.