A collection of correspondence, manuscripts, and diaries of Horatio Nelson Rust, United States Indian agent, horticulturalist,
and resident of Pasadena, California.
Horatio Nelson Rust (1828-1906) was a U.S. Indian agent, horticulturalist, and Pasadena, California resident. Born in Amherst,
Massachusetts, Rust was influenced by early abolitionists and became acquainted with American abolitionist John Brown (1800-1859),
leader of the Harper's Ferry raid. Rust married Fidelia Humphrey (1830-1899) in September 1851. His interest in archaeology
led to his exploration and investigation of North American Indian antiquities. Rust served as an U.S. Indian Agent to the
Mission Indians of Southern California from 1890 to 1893; he also helped to establish an Indian school at Perris, California.
Rust was influential in civic affairs and active in the discussion over the incorporation of Pasadena and South Pasadena,
California; he died in South Pasadena on November 14, 1906.
16.42 Linear Feet
(16 boxes, 51 volumes, 1 envelope, 1 oversize folder)
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