Thomas Jefferson Papers

Frank Carr to Thomas Jefferson, 21 July 1815

From Frank Carr

Charlottesville July 21st 15


Mr Garrett has just had the misfortune to lose his youngest child. It is the request of Mrs Garrett, many of whose connections have been buried there, that you will permit his remains to be deposited in the burial ground at Monticello. In his affliction Mr Garrett has desired me to present the request to you—

very respectfully yr obt Hbl Svt

Frank Carr

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ: “Garrett Arch.”

No gravestone survives at Monticello for the youngest child of Alexander Garrett and Evelina Bolling Garrett, who are both buried there. Evelina Bolling Garrett’s connections to Monticello came through her grandmother, TJ’s sister Mary Jefferson Bolling (Shackelford, Descendants description begins George Green Shackelford, ed., Collected Papers of the Monticello Association of the Descendants of Thomas Jefferson, 1965–84, 2 vols. description ends , 1:38, 261, 2:217; Wyndham Robertson, Pocahontas, alias Matoaka, and her Descendants [1887], 32, 35, 41).

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  • Bolling, Mary Jefferson (TJ’s sister) search
  • Carr, Frank; letters from search
  • Carr, Frank; writes on behalf of A. Garrett search
  • Garrett, Alexander; and burial of child at Monticello search
  • Garrett, Evelina Bolling (Alexander Garrett’s second wife); and burial of family members at Monticello search
  • Garrett, Evelina Bolling (Alexander Garrett’s second wife); family of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Family & Friends; relations with A. Garrett family search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); burials at search