You
have
selected

  • Recipient

    • Brockenbrough, Arthur S.
  • Period

    • post-Madison Presidency

Author

Sort: Frequency / Alphabetical

Show: Top 6

Dates From

Dates To

Search help
Documents filtered by: Recipient="Brockenbrough, Arthur S." AND Period="post-Madison Presidency"
Results 1-50 of 121 sorted by editorial placement
  • |<
  • <<
  • <
  • Page 1
  • >
  • >>
  • >|
I have just recd. the inclosed letter, with the notice it refers to, which I have duly acknowledgd Be so good as to hand the paper to Mr Wood as requested and to give < > whatever attention may be proper on the part of the Univy. I have not seen the Act of Assembly; but take for granted the course pursued is authorized by it. Draft (DLC) .
I inclose by Mr. Loren 2 letters which he has just handed to me. They explain his object, & the grounds on which the writers espouse it. One of them Mr L must be known to you, by reputation at least The other Col. Storrow stands very high with all who are acquainted with him. I can add nothing to what is said in behalf of Mr L. but that I know nothing that can derogate from it Draft (DLC) .
It has been decided by the Visitors of the Univy. that Mr. Gray & Mr Chapman whose hotels were discontinued, may, if it be their option resume the charge thereof, with a special proviso that this arrangement is subject to the further consideration of the Board at its meeting in July next; and that in the mean-time, they are to be subject to the enactments relating to Hotel Keepers Copy...
I concur with General Cocke in opinion that Mr Mathews may, with the approbation of the Faculty and subject to the further order of the Visitors—proceed with a school of military instruction in the University according the arrangements above proposed,* and that he be allowed the use of an unoccupied pavilion under regulations to be prescribed by the Proctor. *a copy of the arrangements was...
I have recd. yours of the 21st. and return the paper enclosed in it. As the packages are for the University, your proctorship will I presume, authorize your opening in the case. I have recd. no Invoice yet of the Articles imported. Should it come to my hands, it shall be immediately sent to you; and if arriving at the University under address to the Rector, I request you to break the Seal...
I have recd. your letter of the 25th. As the Report of the Visitors to the General Assembly will take its date from the last Session of the Board, the accounts of the Proctor must of course be closed accordingly: and if ready by the 15th. of November for the use of the Rector will be in time for the Meeting of the Assembly on the first Monday in December, when the Report is to be made to it. I...
I have received your letter of the 19th. inst: For an answer, I refer to the communication you will receive from Genl. Cocke, which will make known our views on the subject of it. With friendly respects RC ( ViU ); draft (DLC) .
Understanding that notice has been given to all the Hotel-Keepers except Mr Minor that their appointments are to cease at the end of the present year, I wish the effect of it to be limited to Mr. Chapman & Mr. Richeson & Mr. Gray, it being the sense of the Executive Committee, that Mr. Spotswood and Mr. Conway should retain their Hotels; and that in case Mr. John Carter should be willing to...
I have recd. your letter of the 7th. on the subject of the Books Maps &c assigned to the Uny. by a late act of the Genl. Assembly. It is not easy to conform exactly to the terms of the act. Presuming on one hand, that the Ex. will not understand it to be their duty to forward the articles to the Library, and on the other that they will not refuse to spare him the trouble &c. of receiving them...
I have recd. yours of the 17th. communicating your obliging views for the accomodation of the Visitors at their meeting next month. As there will be two vacant Pavillions, it may be as well that both be used on the occasion, as more convenient, especially for a full board as may be expected. But I willingly leave the whole arrangement to your own discretion, with such suggestions as may be...
I have just recd. a letter from Dr. Patterson, saying that he accepts the professorship of Nat: Philos: on the supposition that the Pavillion occupied by Mr. Long will be assigned him. This he considers as a material point, and what he understood when at the University, was to be the arrangement, in the event of his becoming a Member of the Faculty. I shall not answer his letter [well] before...
Be so good as to send me for the Report becoming due to the Legislature the annual accounts of the Proctor. With friendly respects Draft (DLC) .
I have recd yrs. of 22. If Majr Spotsd. persists in his passion of resigning, & the right to object to it shd. be waived the first object will be to appt. a Successor; by the Procr. with the approvl. of Ex. Come. This failing, the mode of providg. for this case not beg. prescribed by the enacts., must be assumed it may be in the recess of ye. Board of Visitors, by the Exve. Come. on their...
I have recd. yours of the 10th. inst. As you can judge better probably than I can of the rule sugested by equity for adjusting the effect of the late suspension at the University, between the Students & the Hotel Keepers, I can only advise that you continue to exercise your own judgment, keeping in your hands as far as may be admissible, the means of accommodating a final arrangemt to the...
I have recd. your two letters of Apl. 29 & 30; and return the paper inclosed in the latter, which seems very proper for the publication intended. The subjects suggested in the paper inclosed in the other, some of them particularly, are important, and will doubtless receive the due attention of the Visitors. The change proposed in the Dormitories, tho’ an improvement with reference to the...
I have just recd yours of June 29[h]; and am much obligd by your considerate provision of quarters for me & Mrs. M. during the approaching Sessions of the Bd. of Visitors. Should my health suddenly improve so far as to enable me to attend, I shall avail myself of the arrangement you have made. But such is at present my feeble state, with some remains of indisposition, that I count on the...
I have recd. your letter of the 12th. but none yet from Mr. Randolph Being not a judge of stonework or the proper charge for it, I shall the more readily acquiesce in the judgt. of my better informed Colleagues, or in that of either if both should not in time be heard from. With friendly respects Draft (DLC) .
This [will] be handed to you by [James] To[dd from] Philada. who intends to enter himself a Student of the University. Being young & a perfect stranger, he will need all the kindness, in getting him properly settled which I well know yr. readiness to bestow in such cases. It is particularly desirable that he shd have in his dormitory an advantageous associate. He proposes to attend the Schools...
I have recieved a letter from Philadelphia which very much affects our arrangements for this year. mr Ware on whom we relied to come himself and bring brickmakers & layers to do a whole range of buildings was it seems under embarrassing circumstances, & on it’s being known that he was coming here, he was arrested by his creditors & was in jail at the date of the letter. what are we to do?—in...
I have great pleasure in informing you that mr Ware is arrived. he tells me he was arrested by creditors & detained some time. he says he has secured as many bricklayers, brickmakers & house joiners as we can find work for, that they are glad to come at our prices, and will be ready to come off at once on his writing back what work we can give them. I told him what I had written to you; that...
As it is but lately concluded to commence the Eastern range of pavilions, & Dormitories I have not prepared the plans, nor shall I be at leisure to turn to that business till the week after the ensuing one. but those pavilions will vary so little from the dimensions last given, & those of N o I. II. III. of the Western range that if the foundations are dug to that, the trimming them to what...
Your letter of the 7 th was recieved in due time. mr Perry is entitled to what we agreed to, not to what he proposed . we agreed that Gen l Cocke’s bargain with Whately should be ours. that was that he was to find all and do all for 11½D. but there were some little modifications which I thought made it equivalent to 11½D. and so I mentioned to mr Perry, but I do not certainly recollect that he...
Will you be so good as to drop me a line the moment the Philadelphia workmen arrive, informing me when they may be expected here, as it might induce me to put off my departure until I see them fixed here. Perry has promised to have dormitories for the master workmen and Cellars ready for the others which was my promise. I salute you with friendships & respect. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers...
Our two Italian Sculptors arrived at Charlottesville the evening before last and we have to make immediate provision to reimburse to mr Hollins of Baltimore the sums he has been called on for on their arrival. mr Appleton found it necessary to advance to each of them 200.D. a piece to prepare for their voyage and to leave some provision for their families, at a loss of exchange too of 10. p....
I have been detained by the indisposition of one of my grandaughters who was to accompany me. she is better but will not be strong enough to proceed till tomorrow, if then, in the mean time I have recieved a letter from mr Appleton informing me that after making his draughts on mr Hollins and sealing his letters, the vessel being delayed a little longer, he was obliged to advance a further sum...
I have just recieved a letter from mr Hollins of Baltimore of the following import ‘The Italians left a case on board the brig Strong, which I understood them to contain a piece of unwrought marble; but the custom house officers on examination find it to contain polished work of some kind; & not having been put in the Captain’s manifest, of course not reported to the Custom house store, I hope...
I wrote to you yesterday by the Lynchbg mail which was to leave that place the same evening, and I now inclose you a letter from a mr Stokes which ought to have been addressed to you. I have made full enquiry whether proper blocks of marble could be got here should we want them. I find that they cannot, that the quality is such as would not bear the chissel for delicate work, and is of so deep...
Th: Jefferson incloses to mr Brockenbrough two letters merely because they relate to his department. Andrei who writes one, is a great artist & excellent man, and his recommendation would be weighty if we wanted the workmen he recommends at all. Gorman will be with you within not many days. he has worked here under my eye about 3 weeks, dressing and laying some hearthstones and marble slabs. I...
I inclose you a letter recommending a mr James Wade of Lynchburg for the conducting water to the University. I have other satisfactory information, of his skill, industry and fidelity to his engagements. he will undertake to work at the Philadelphia prices, whatever they are, altho’ he does not know what they are. he will come the moment you call for him but says the timber had better not be...
Your favor of the 28 th came to hand yesterday. the engagements for work, as well as I can state them from imperfect memorandums which I have with me aided by recollection, have been as follows. in the Western range the Pavilion N o 1. the brick work was engaged to Carter & Philips, the wooden work to Oldham; N o 2. is done with. N o 3. brick work and wooden work engaged to Dinsmore and Perry,...
We the subscribers, acting as a Committee of superintendence under the authority of the Visitors of the University of Virginia have consider’d the proposals of Michael and Giacomo Raggi sculptors, that we shou’d relinquish their obligation to continue longer in the service of the University & permit them to return to Italy under certain other stipulations. and we do not think we should be...
I think the raising the windows above the floor will be proper for the reason you mention. with respect to the arches & entablature of Hotel A . there would be 3. modes of doing it. 1. to make the arches of the width of those of the dormitories. but this would make the piers too heavy. 2. to raise the entablatures as you propose, the objection to which is the breaking the line of the...
The bearer mr Sully, a celebrated Portrait painter of Philadelphia calls to see the University, and as he is a judge, and will be questioned about it on his return I will request you to shew it to him advantageously. I am endeavoring to make as exact an estimate as possible of our past and future expences, beginning with April last when our previous funds had been used, we were in debt...
It is near 2. months since I made a remittance for some Roman cement to mr Coffee, supposing him to be in N.Y. but recieving no answer I presume he has left it on a very long journey he intended to take . we cannot therefore look to that place. I recieved last night the inclosed letter from mr Andrew Smith on the subject of this cement. as his is imported from England, we have as good a chance...
I met mr Oldham yesterday on my return from the University, and he delivered his complaints for want of money. I told him he should be paid on a settlement of his accounts, and that if you could not agree together I knew that you would arbitrate. he writes me to-day that you do not think yourself at liberty to agree to any arbitrators but mr Divers & mr. Minor. certainly my confidence in their...
I have recieved your favor of yesterday, and should really think that as we have no such profession as that of measurer in our part of the country, we are under no obligation to seek them from other and distant places. if there be a difference on the mode of measuring, that might be arbitrated as well as any thing else. Did we not on some occasion lay it down with the undertakers that mess rs...
Rece d of the Proctor of the University of Virginia his Df t on the Bursar for One hundred and fifty Dollars for a Hoisting Machine for the use of the said University ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
Dec. 9. answ d that we had no authority to borrow until the annuity payable Jan. 1. is exhausted; but that that may be rec d punctually on that day CSmH : Jefferson File.
Th:J. to mr Brockenbrough Palladio’s measures of the Fortuna virilis are not in Modules & minutes but in quarter inches of the Vicentina foot, the diameter of the column being 2 f–8½ I or 130 quarter inches which he calls minutes. then 130 ¼ I : 60′ :: 95 ¼ I his projection to 4317/20′ which is the projection of that cornice given by Palladio. Chambray’s drawing of the same temple being...
On Sunday last I recieved a letter from the Governor informing me the balance of the last loan, 30,900 D. was now ready for us and might be drawn for as soon as I should send a bond for it. I executed and inclosed the bond to him the same day, and I presume it went by Tuesday’s mail; I am ready therefore to authorise any draught within that amount that the bursar chuses: and my opinion would...
I transcribe for your information a resolution of the Visitors of the University entered into at their late meeting, to which they recommend your early attention. also a copy of an advertisement to be published in the Enquirer and Central gazette. accept the assurance of my friendship and respect. ViU .
The error of account with Giacomo Raggi may easily be corrected if he should return to this country. but this being doubtful, it may be proper for you to give me a copy of his account as settled and signed by him which I can transmit to Appleton who knows of the payment of the 200.D. and will see that it was not credited in the account. Can you now furnish me with your last half year’s account...
In inclose you a letter recieved yesterday from our engraver in New York. I shall write to Col o Peyton how to dispose of the prints, in the meantime I shall be glad have a remittance of the 150.D. made to mr Maverick which I promised should be done as soon as I should recieve his bill. I am waiting for your acc t Apr. to October, to send our Report to the legislature, as also the estimate of...
I recollect that when at Lynchburg I proposed to mr Gorman to come and engage in our service at the University, I observed to him that there being no buildings as yet or accomodations for workmen, he could have the use of one of the dormitories for awhile. I do not remember that I specified any particular term, and suppose I did not. an indefinite understanding of that kind I should think...
I return you the contract with Dinsmore & Nelson which I approve of for the strong reasons assigned in your letter. I think my colleagues, as well as myself are very desirous of being able at certain stages of the work to ascertain the exact state of our funds, that we may stop where they fail. the having to bring measures from Philadelphia may be some obstruction to that. but I presume we may...
I now return you your papers in the case of mr Coffee. I have maturely considered them and send you the result in a letter to him left open for your perusal in order that there may be no discrepancies between your letter and mine. when perused be so good as to stick a wafer in it and commit it to the Post office. I confess that had I observed the agreem t he inclosed to me and which is...
annexed I give you a copy of a letter I have rec d from mr Oldam s pecifying the charges he means to alledge against you. I can do no more at present than to furnish the copy . on my return from Bedford measures shall be taken for recieving the evidence which shall be adduced on both sides. it can only be however such as will voluntarily offer, at your respective requests; as the visitors...
M r Dinsmore consulted me yesterday on the entablature of the Rotunda & of it’s windows. I reviewed them , and find no reason to substitute any other than that of my original drawing for the main entablature, which was that of Palladio Book. 1. Pl. 26. taking the base however from his plate 23. that of Pl. 25. having too much work as well as that of the Pantheon. I have examined carefully all...
After opening 3. of my boxes of ornaments I found the one containing the missing ox-skulls E t c for pavilions 2. & 5. and I now send the box. it was marked by mistake T.I. N o 1. as we retained from mr Coffee the cost of it until it could be found, it will now be proper to remit him the money withe the short payment also of your former remittance. the statement I think is thus. Lead, packing...
I mentioned to you yesterday the ill effect of the acute angles in the passage of the Rotunda. I send you my drawing of the building in which I have drawn portions of a circle to cover those angles. You will consider whether it is best to make them of brick or studs & laths. you will see in the drawing whereabouts the centers of those portions of circle are taken, so as to make the circle a...