Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Dinsmore to Thomas Jefferson, 1 July 1819

From James Dinsmore

July 1st 1819—


I had a letter from mr Brokenbrough, last mail requesting me to Send him a drawing of the Bases & Caps for the Tuscan and Doric Columns that he might have one of each Cast to ascertain the expence—will therefore thank you to Say whether you Intend useing the Base and Cap laid down in the twelth plate of Palladios first Book (from which the entablature is taken) or from plate Eleven as there is Considerable difference in the form & in the diminution of the Column between the two plates—he also wishes the number and Size of the Stoves wanted. as I reccolect your mentioning Some particular kind that you prefered will thank you to Repeat it—   yours with Respect

Jas Dinsmore

RC (ViU: TJP); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “mr Jefferson monticello”; endorsed by TJ.

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  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Dinsmore, James; as builder for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Dinsmore, James; letters from search
  • household articles; stoves search
  • Palladio, Andrea; works of, as models for University of Virginia construction search
  • stoves; for University of Virginia search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; building costs search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; design of search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; stoves for search