Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on Winter Vegetable Needs, 28 November 1809

Notes on Winter Vegetable Needs

Turneps 10. bush.
Carrots  3
Salsafia  3
Beets  2
parsnips  2

wrote for to mrs Lewis

Nov. 28. 09.

we found the above not to be half a provision for the winter.1 it shoul[d] be

  flour bar.
potatoes 25. bushels 8.
turneps 20 7
carrots 10 3
salsafia 10 3
beets  5 2
parsnips  5 22
1. of the beds of salsafia = 2. bush = 4
carrots =

MS (ViU: TJP); written entirely in TJ’s hand on a small scrap in at least two sittings; edge trimmed.

TJ’s note to Mary lewis is not recorded in SJL and has not been found.

1Remainder of text written in a different ink.

2TJ here wrote “turn over”; remainder on verso.

Index Entries

  • beets search
  • carrots search
  • celery search
  • food; beets search
  • food; carrots search
  • food; celery search
  • food; parsnips search
  • food; potatoes search
  • food; salsify search
  • food; turnips search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with M. W. Lewis search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Notes on Winter Vegetable Needs search
  • Lewis, Mary Walker (Nicholas Lewis’s wife); letters to accounted for search
  • Lewis, Mary Walker (Nicholas Lewis’s wife); sells victuals to TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); vegetables for search
  • parsnips search
  • potatoes search
  • salsify search
  • turnips; TJ orders search
  • women; letters to accounted for; M. Lewis search