Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Cooper to Thomas Jefferson, 18 December 1819

From Thomas Cooper

18 Decr 1819 Philadelphia

Dear Sir

I have had the Seal for the University a long while by me, without knowing how to transmit it. The cost $16—which I think cheap. It is paid for.

I shall set out to Columbia in South Carolina by the time you receive this. They have elected me Professor of Chemistry at the Columbia College; at my request for 12 months only; as I stated to the trustees, my engagements in Virginia.

should any thing occur that induces you to write, pray direct to me to that place.

I remain always with earnest wishes for your health and welfare   Dear sir

Your friend and humble Servt

Thomas Cooper

RC (ViU: TJP); endorsed by TJ as received 26 Dec. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Joshua Dodge, 13 July 1820, on recto and verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq Montecello Virginia”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 18 Dec.

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  • Cooper, Thomas; and seal for University of Virginia search
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  • Cooper, Thomas; professor at South Carolina College search
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  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; seal of search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; T. Cooper as proposed professor search