Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Robert Walsh, 11 April 1819

To Robert Walsh

Monticello Apr. 11. 19.

Dear Sir

This is merely to advise you that I have sent of[f] your Grimm well packed in a secure box to Richmond directed to yourself in Philadelphia, to the care of Captn Peyton in Richmond. the vessels constantly sailing from thence to Philadelphia will I hope furnish him an early & safe conveyance. I return you many thanks for the long indulgence of it, which would not have been long had it depended on my own reading only. but some others of the family being desirous to read it, it has been delayed on their account.—the buildings for the accomodation of Professors & Students being necessary before we can recieve them, our Uni[ver]sity will not open until the next year. I salute you with great friendship and respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of John Adams to TJ, 8 Dec. 1818; edge trimmed and torn at seal; at foot of text: “Robert Walsh esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • books; of correspondence search
  • Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique (F. M. Grimm) search
  • Grimm, Friedrich Melchior, baron von; Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; sends books search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; dormitory rooms search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; pavilions search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; opening of search
  • Walsh, Robert; and F. M. Grimm’sCorrespondance littéraire, philosophique et critique search
  • Walsh, Robert; and University of Virginia search
  • Walsh, Robert; letters to search