Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Cooper to Thomas Jefferson, 1 September 1818

From Thomas Cooper

Sepr 1. 1818 Philada

Dear sir

Mr Hare was elected to the chemical Chair of this University to day: Hare 10. Cooper 7. Patterson 3.   On a second vote the three for Dr Patterson came over to Hare.

I have therefore lost no reputation, it being generally understood that the family influence of Mr Hare was not [to]1 be resisted.

I wait for Mr Correa: and propose setting out with him to Virginia.

In mean time I remain as usual with great respect

Dear Sir Your obliged friend

Thomas Cooper

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Sept. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to David Meade Randolph (1798–1825), 21 Dec. 1818, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq Montecello Virginia”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 1 Sept.

this university: the University of Pennsylvania.

1Omitted word editorially supplied.

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  • Cooper, Thomas; academic career of search
  • Cooper, Thomas; letters from search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; and T. Cooper search
  • Hare, Robert; as university professor search
  • Patterson, Robert Maskell; professorship of search
  • Pennsylvania, University of search
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