Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Rembrandt Peale, 11 August 1813

To Rembrandt Peale

Monticello Aug. 11. 13.

Dear Sir

I duly recieved by mr Correa your favor of July 13. and with it the peices of agate & Madrepore sent me thro’ Genl Armstrong & to your care. the transaction stated in the letter accompanying them had so entirely escaped my memory, that the name being subscribed in illegible characters, I am not able to ascertain from whom it comes. I am not however the less obliged to one who recollects to do a kind office when I had forgotten the having requested it. I sincerely wish you success in the establishment of your museum. these things kindle a thirst for knolege, and often draw to useful objects those who would otherwise employ themselves frivolously. should any circumstance ever lead you within striking distance of Monticello I should be very happy to recieve you. Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (photocopy in Vi: Personal Papers Collection); at foot of text: “Mr Rembrandt Peale”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • agate search
  • Armstrong, John; and minerals for TJ search
  • Baltimore, Md.; museums in search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; conveys minerals to TJ search
  • Duvernois, Claude Antoine Prieur; sends minerals to TJ search
  • madrepore search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); invitations to visit search
  • museums; in Baltimore search
  • museums; TJ on search
  • Peale, Rembrandt; Baltimore museum of search
  • Peale, Rembrandt; forwards minerals to TJ search
  • Peale, Rembrandt; letters to search