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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...
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...
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).