Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Elisha Ticknor, 25 October 1818

To Elisha Ticknor

Monticello Oct. 25. 18.

[D]ear Sir

I recieved two days ago, a letter from your son informing me he should pass the ensuing winter in Edinburg, Oxford, Cambridge and London, and asking a letter of introduction to Mr Rush our minister at London, and that I would pass it through you. the inclosed letter to him covers one to mr Rush, and to his I add my own request that you will be so good as to transmit it and to accept the assurances of my high respect and esteem.

Th Jeff[erson]

PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of reused address cover to TJ; edge trimmed; signature incomplete due to polygraph error; at foot of text: “Elisha Ticknor esq.”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures: TJ to George Ticknor, 25 Oct. 1818, and enclosure.

Index Entries

  • Rush, Richard; TJ introduces G. Ticknor to search
  • Ticknor, Elisha; and G. Ticknor’s travels search
  • Ticknor, Elisha; forwards letters to and from TJ search
  • Ticknor, Elisha; letters to search
  • Ticknor, George; TJ’s letters of introduction for search
  • Ticknor, George; travels of search