Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James W. Wallace, 29 May [1818]

To James W. Wallace

Monticello May 29. 19. [1818]

Dear Sir

On the Suddenness of the request in the moment of your departure for a keep-sake in the style of Genl Washington’s & General Braddock’s razors, I could not at once recollect any thing exactly suitable. it has since occurred that the travelling razor case which I have been in the habit of using, might be a deposit for those razors, and make a compact thing of the whole, and as it is light I send it by mail for your acceptance with the assurance of my great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC: TJ Papers, 215:38423); misdated; on verso of a reused address cover from John Barnes to TJ; at foot of text: “Doctr Wallace”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 29 May 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Braddock, Edward; razor of search
  • household articles; razor case search
  • razors; cases for search
  • Wallace, James Westwood; letters to search
  • Wallace, James Westwood; TJ sends razor case to search
  • Washington, George; razor of search