Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Cooper to Thomas Jefferson, 7 December 1817

From Thomas Cooper

Decr 7. 1817 Philada

Dear Sir

I have written to you to Poplar Grove, stating my acceptance of the Chairs of Chemistry & its attendant branches, & of Law, at Central College; and my readiness to remove thither about Midsummer next, 1818. I wish I had known before, that the Institution wd accept of my services so early as that period; yr letter stating this, has not been received. I write this lest there should be delay or miscarriage of the letter directed to Poplar Grove, for there is some great defect in the Post offices on the route.

When I come about Midsummer next, the Visitors may make use of me in any way that will enable me to serve the interests of the Institution.

I am as usual, at all times

Dear Sir Your faithful friend

Thomas Cooper

I sent by post about a week ago my Introductory lecture on Mineralogy

RC (ViU: TJP); endorsed by TJ as received 23 Dec. 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

poplar grove: Poplar Forest. Cooper’s introductory lecture on mineralogy was printed in the Port Folio, 4th ser., 4 (1817): 482–98 (TJ’s copy of these pages in MiU-C and recorded in Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 5 [no. 173]).

Index Entries

  • Central College; professors for search
  • Central College Board of Visitors; and proposed professorships search
  • Cooper, Thomas; and Central College search
  • Cooper, Thomas; and mineralogy search
  • Cooper, Thomas; Introductory Lecture on Mineralogy search
  • Cooper, Thomas; letters from search
  • Introductory Lecture on Mineralogy (T. Cooper) search
  • mineralogy; and T. Cooper search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Post Office, U.S.; and mail service search