Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson Randolph to Thomas Jefferson, 29 May 1809

From Thomas Jefferson Randolph

May 29 1809 Museum Philedelphia1

Dear Grandfather

I recieved your letter of the 5th about the 20th. Mr Lemaire had sent the Articles which you wrought for before; I have got phials & hair powder; chain I have sent to New york for, there being none here;2 corks, I have not been able to get, as yet of that size; I paid Mr Lemaire, as you will see by his receipt, which, however,3 he sent before I could find him out.

You desire to hear from me oftener; I have written three times, this making the fourth, & have received one letter 50 days after I left you. My mother Father & yourself who are so much occupied, I could hardly expect to hear from; Mr Bankhead I suppose is so studious; he can think of nothing else but Blackstone; Sister Ann, & Ellen, particularly are so fond darning stockings, that I could not expect to hear from them

Yours affectionately

Thos J, Randolph

P S I shall leave this place in four weeks

N B Dr Barton has informed me the Lectures end the 12th of June

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); endorsed by TJ as received 25 June 1809.

TJ’s letter of the 5th was actually dated 6 May 1809. Charles L. bankhead read law under TJ, his grandfather-in-law, for several years (TJ to Ann C. Bankhead, 8 Nov. 1808 [MHi]; TJ to Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 24 Nov. 1808 [DLC]).

1Manuscript: “Phledelphia.”

2Manuscript: “her.”

3Randolph here canceled “I paid him.”

Index Entries

  • Bankhead, Ann (Anne) Cary Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter; Charles Lewis Bankhead’s wife); and letter writing search
  • Bankhead, Charles Lewis (Ann Cary Randolph Bankhead’s husband); studies law under TJ search
  • Barton, Benjamin Smith; botany lectures search
  • Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter); and letter writing search
  • education; at Monticello search
  • furniture; seed press search
  • hair powder search
  • household articles; hair powder search
  • law; TJ provides training in search
  • Lemaire, Etienne; sends oil and syrup to TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); schooling at search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); letters from search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); pays TJ’s account in Philadelphia search
  • seed press; vials for search