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Drawing of the Fireplace for Monticello’s Parlor, 18 May 1803

Drawing of the Fireplace for Monticello’s Parlor

[Enclosure]

MS (MHi); undated; entirely in TJ’s hand; see Nichols, Architectural Drawings description begins Frederick Doveton Nichols, Thomas Jefferson’s Architectural Drawings, Compiled and with Commentary and a Check List, Charlottesville, 1978 description ends , No. 160.

Although the Editors cannnot be completely certain that this sketch was among those enclosed by TJ, the above drawing matches almost exactly the design that Dinsmore executed. A cruder sketch illustrating a front view of a fireplace may be one of the other drawings that TJ sent Dinsmore (MS in same; Nichols, Architectural Drawings description begins Frederick Doveton Nichols, Thomas Jefferson’s Architectural Drawings, Compiled and with Commentary and a Check List, Charlottesville, 1978 description ends , No. 571).

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