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you have done very right, dear Sir, in not publishing my letter of Apr. 24. I should have had immediately a whole kennel of Scriblers attacking me in the newspapers, insisting on their right to use a public building for any public exhibition, and drawing me into a paper war on the question. let us avoid cheapening ourselves in the newspapers. If there were any certainty that exchange would...
We must now procure a bill of exchange w hich will nett 6000. D. in London, and it should be of the first degree of solidity. it is to be made payable to ‘His Excellency Rufus King Ambassador of the United States of America in London.’ will you be so good as to get Col o Peyton to procure such a bill and send it to you by duplicates, as I must inclose them in my letters to mr King P.S. charge...
D r Emmet can have both the large basement rooms & to be arranged as he pleases for his chemical purposes. in that case we will use one of the upper oval rooms for a Museum. The wells of the staircases are to be secured by a ballustrade, for which, as well as the staircases I send you a very beautiful form of a balluster. it may be weeks yet before I shall be able to visit the University, even...
This will be handed you by Doct r Waterhouse of Cambridge, a distinguished character, and formerly a Professor of that University. he has come on to see ours, and I should be glad he should carry back with him the best impressions. Two or three persons have mentioned to me their opinion that the way in which the laborers are proceeding with the road of the Eastern street is not conformable in...
I inclose you the Report rendered by mr Gilmer to the Visitors on his return, together with the Catalogue and cost of the books purchased for us . as also the Catalogues and cost of the apparatus purchased and the balance of £ 163–1. sterl. left undrawn in the hands of the banker at our order, balances his account for the 1800. £ sterl his compensn for time, services & expence on the mission...
Of the fifty thousand Dollars lately deposited in the Virginia and Farmer’s bank in Richmond to the credit of the University of Virginia, be pleased to have eighteen thousand Dollars deposited in the United States bank in Philadelphia to the credit, and subject to the order of William Hilliard of Boston, agent of the University of Virginia for the purchase of books. Which deposit charge to the...
M r Brockenbrough is authorised and desired to execute a bond to John M Perry for 3600. D. 93 cents payable May 15. 1827. in consideration of 132. acres 3. poles of land conveyed by him to the use of the University at the price of 50. dollars the acre, of which price 3000. D. is to be paid immediately, and the balance, with interest from this date is to be secured to him by the bond of the...
Received of A. S Brockenbrough Proctor of the University of V a a Draft on the Bursar for Two thousand four hundred & eleven dollars 26 cents it being the balance of three thousand dollars for the first payment for a tract of Land lately purchased of him for the University of V a ViU .
I am very much pestered with letters from persons enquiring what is the course of education in the University, what the expences & other particulars in long detail, and I expect you are also. I have therefore prepared the inclosed handbill, of which we must have 200. copies printed, which we may inclose by way of answer to such letters. be so good therefore as to get mr M c Kenny to print them...
Th: Jefferson requests mr Brockenb rough to have the annexed paragraph inserted in the Central gazette and the Enquirer. ViU .
In answer to your letter proposing to permit the lecturing room of the Pavilion N o 1. to be used regularly for prayers and preaching on Sundays, I have to observe that some 3. or 4. years ago, an application was made to permit a sermon to be preached in one of the pavilions on a particular occasion, not now recollected. it brought the subject into consideration with the Visitors, and altho’...
Th: Jefferson will thank mr Brockenbrough for half a dozen copies of the printed enactments of the Visitors. while compiling them, he recieved from the professors of several seminaries their rules of government and promised in return to send copies of ours when printed. he salutes mr Brockenbrough with friendship and respect. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
M r Ownes, who was with me at the University yesterday, a person who has been at the head of great works, and well skilled, informed me of the method of making roads in England, lately adopted, on the plan of M c Adams, much superior to the former roads, and much cheaper . I had for some time heard and read a great deal about them. no foundation is to be dug, the road is only smoothed, and...
I am now engaged in preparing a general view of the state of our finances on the 1 st day of January last, of the probable expences of the present year, and it’s probable income. I cannot do it satisfactorily for want of explanations of some of the articles in the statement you lately furnished me, and which can be given only personally. I have had so many terrible rides to the University...
I omitted, in my letter of this morning, to desire you to have remitted immediately to mr Appleton the sum of 3000. D. towards payment for our capitals, pavement, and the bases which Raggi had agreed to furnish, but is not able to do it, in a letter to mr Garrett I have pointed out the course of effecting it through Col o Peyton. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
Hereto annexed I send you certain resolutions of the Visitors past at their late session, on which you will have to act so soon as we can learn how and when the monies expected from the General government can be recieved by us. these monies being expressly appropriated by law to ‘the purchase of books and apparatus for the University,’ a separate account must be opened for it as a distinct...
In consideration of the delay which attended the opening of the University beyond they day on which it had been announced, the uncertainty which this might occasion in the minds of many at what time it might be opened, and the temporary engagements which, in consequence thereof, they might entire into elsewhere, Notice is given that, for the present year , Students will be recieved at the...
I inclose you the Certificate requested for mr Chamberlaine. the last estimate by the Visitors was at their meeting in April last. I think I furnished a copy of it to mr Garrett and yourself: and I now inclose you another. there will be a saving of about 2000. D. in the salaries of the Professors from October 1. to Jan. 31. a letter from London of Nov. 6. to mr Gilmer says that the 3...
University of Virginia Some Professors of the University, and of important branches of science, being not yet arrived, altho’ they have been, for some time, hourly expected, the public are notified that as soon, as they arrive, an early day will be fixed on for opening the Institution, and notice thereof published with such details of information as may be necessary to be known to parents and...
I think that the form of Articles of agreement will be much better than that of Bonds for the leases of the hotels. they admit much more conveniently the insertion of all the variety of covenants which may be thought necessary from time to time as circumstances may suggest. I have therefore prepared and now inclose a form containing all the articles which at present occur to me as necessary,...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Brockenbrough to send him four copies of the Rockfish report and 1. plan of the University on his own account and another plan for the University, into which he will insert the references and have them engraved into a new supply of plans. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
My last ride to the University and return without getting off of my horse, with the heat of the day so overcome me with fatigue that I could scarcely reach home, and still leaves me so sore and languid that I have not been on my horse since, nor shall I be able yet for some days. if therefore any consultation is necessary with me I must ask the favor of yourself and mr Bergamin to take a ride...
Be so good as to send me 4. of the ground plats of the University, on account of the University as they are to go to Europe with my letters written to procure professors. Can you lend me a box of tin? I lack that much to finish the part of my house I have been covering with tin. if you can I will send the little cart for it, as the bearer cannot bring it before him on his mule. P.S. I give the...
articles of agreement between Daniel Piper and Frances his wife of the one part & Arthur S. Brockenbrough proctor of the university of virginia; witnesseth, that the said Daniel & francis his wife hath this day sold to the s d proctor of the university of virginia & his sucessor in office a certain piece of land lying on the three notched road opposite the s d university in the County of...
I have considered maturely the change you propose in the library, and see no advantage in altering the original plan. in that, besides the 4000 feet for presses below the entablature of the columns, we can have another tier of presses above the entablature, of one half more of the space. again instead of the noble pery style of the original bearing a proper proportion to the height of vault...
A n Estimate of the income and expences of the University from Jan. 1. to Dec. 31. 1823. 1823. Jan. 1. Annuity of 1823 15,000. Debts Oct. 7. 1822. by M. D’s settlem t 27,001.63 May 1. Loan of 1823 60,000. Int. on loans of 20. 21. for year 22. 7,200. Arrears of sbscrptns, sperate 15,868.96 Current expences officers, laborers, provis E
Th: Jefferson asks from mr Brockenbrough the favor of 1200. bricks, all clinkers, and if he can place them to the account of Cap t Perry it will be an accomodation perhaps all round. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
The bearers mr Ralston of Philadelphia, and Cap t Chapman, travellers of great respectability, who will call to see the University, are recommended to the attentions of mr Brockenbrough by ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
I think we should hire as many hands for the next as we did for the current year. there is a great deal of work to be done yet on the grounds. frdly salutns ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
Be pleased to place in the hands of Col o Bernard Peyton the sum of four thousand dollars to be invested by him in a bill of exchange to be remitted to mr Appleton of Leghorn on account for the Capitals & bases of the columns of the Rotunda. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
I inclose you Oldham’s letter. the settlement of his and Nielson’s acc ts I leave to yourself entirely, you are so much a better judge than myself. I always fear settlements left to workmen however honest; because on that subject they have a special code of morality of their own: however I do not say this of all, and leave that to your judgment, recommending that you have a settlement in some...
I now return the deeds and plats of the University lands recieved from you at different times, and also an inclusive plat of the whole 7. parcels bought at different times laid down as exactly as the lines of the several separate ones would admit. I mentioned to you hot long since an error which had crept into our practice which it is necessary to correct. it arose thus. the law establishing...
I find that Raggi, having failed to sell his articles of Alabaster & marble is unable to pay his tavern bill and passage to Richmond, and he asks an advance of 50. D. on account of the Corinthian bases, for which moreover he will leave those articles in pledge with you. I think it safe enough to make him the advance on account of the bases, & that should he fail in that contract, the 15....
at the end of the 2 d paragraph, after the words, ‘the other half at their delivery of ship board’ interline ‘but if on their arrival at Leghorn, there be no ship in port bound as aforesd, the last half is to be paid on their delivery to the sd T. Appleton, deducting the transportation on ship board’. or to Tho s Appleton if on their arrival at Leghorn there be no ship in port bound as...
I made a rough draught of a Contract with M r Raggi for the 10. bases & 2. half bases, and sent it to Negrin to explain to him. he agreed to every thing in it except the price. on that subject he urges that it was the attic base, of which mr Dinsmore made a drawing, that he had in view to furnish at 60. D. but that the Corinthian base of the Pantheon, of which mr neilson has furnished him a...
I think a door greatly preferable to a window both as to appearance & use. exactly such as in my parlour, except that the bottom pannels had better be of wood. friendly salutns. ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
I have but recently discovered that in my drawing of the Library room of the Rotunda, I have omitted to place a door in front, opening under the Portico, and I am happy in being in time to correct it. it should be of the width of the main door below, and it’s soffite of the height of the soffites of it’s coordinate windows. a folding sash door so as to give light when shut. it’s bottom to be...
Marble Capitals D r To A. S. Brockenbrough Proctor 1823 July 3 rd To draft to Col Peyton for Freight from $ Leghorn to Newyork a 10 D. p ton 312.00 Primage 10 P Ct 31.20 〃 Duty on Capitals 305.68 648.88 〃
I ask your attention to the bearer of this mr Miralla a gentleman of S. Americ. I send by him two papers for your consideration & salute you with friendship & respect ViU : Thomas Jefferson Papers (Proctor’s Papers).
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 .
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...