Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Antrim, 8 August 1819

To Joseph Antrim

Poplar Forest Aug. 8. 19.


I am making a change in my central room here which will require the plaistering of the cieling to be done anew entirely say about 30. or 40. square yards. it is extremely desirable to have this done immediately on our closing the roof, which will be about the latter end of this present week. can you do me the favo[r] so to arrange your business as to come & do it immediately on notice? when ready, I will send a cart to bring the lime, plaister, hair, and any tools you may have occasion for, and will be in the hope of your accompanying them. I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of a reused address cover from Samuel Adams Wells to TJ (see also note to TJ to Rowland Reynolds, 7 Aug. 1819); edge trimmed; at foot of text: “Mr Antrim”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Antrim, Joseph; and plastering at Poplar Forest search
  • Antrim, Joseph; letter to search
  • building materials; hair search
  • building materials; lime (mineral) search
  • building materials; plaster search
  • gypsum (plaster of paris); used in plastering search
  • lime (mineral); as building material search
  • plastering; at Poplar Forest search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); main house at search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); plastering at search
  • tools; at Poplar Forest search