Thomas Jefferson Papers

Caspar Wistar to Thomas Jefferson, [received 4 February 1815]

From Caspar Wistar

[received 4 Feb. 1815]

Dr Sir

In a day or two I shall reply to your very interesting letter. The object of this note is to present to you the Bearer, Mr Ticknor of Boston, a young gentleman who intends to visit Europe for the purpose of acquiring information. Before he leaves his native Country he wishes to See Some of the States to the South of this, & to pay his respects to you—In a letter from Dr Warren of Boston Mr Ticknor is mentioned in the most respectful terms, & Several Gentlemen of that place, who are now here, unite in describing him as a young gentleman of very uncommon merit. Any assistance you may afford him, by advice or letters, will add one more to the many kind services you have


to your much obliged friend

C. Wistar

Mr Gilmer remains with us, & answers fully to your description—He thinks of visiting Europe with Mr Correa.

RC (DLC: TJ Papers, 203:36132); undated; endorsed by TJ as received 4 Feb. 1815 “by mr Ticknor” and so recorded in SJL.

here: Philadelphia.

Index Entries

  • Corrêa da Serra, José; friendship with F. W. Gilmer search
  • Gilmer, Francis Walker; friendship with J. Corrêa da Serra search
  • Gilmer, Francis Walker; visit to Philadelphia of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction to search
  • Ticknor, George; introduced to TJ search
  • Warren, John Collins; compliments G. Ticknor search
  • Wistar, Caspar; and J. Corrêa da Serra search
  • Wistar, Caspar; introduces G. Ticknor search
  • Wistar, Caspar; letters from search
  • Wistar, Caspar; TJ’s introduction of F. W. Gilmer to search