Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Maury to Thomas Jefferson, 26 June 1820

From James Maury

Liverpool 26 June 1820

Dear Sir,

In passing a Porcelain Warehouse the other day, I was so struck with a correct likeness of Mr Roscoe in a small Bust that I thought it would be pleasing to you to have the opportunity of giving it a place in your Collection at Monticello & I have requested Mr Pollard of Richmond to forward it, of which I pray your acceptance with the best wishes of your old obliged friend

James Maury

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Aug. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosed in TJ to Bernard Peyton, 16 Mar., and Peyton to TJ, 19 Mar. 1821.

An image of the small bust of William Roscoe sent to TJ is reproduced elsewhere in this volume.

Index Entries

  • Liverpool; porcelain from search
  • Maury, James (1746–1840); letters from search
  • Maury, James (1746–1840); sends bust to TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); portraits and paintings at search
  • Pollard, Robert; as J. Maury’s agent search
  • Roscoe, William; bust of search
  • sculpture; at Monticello search
  • sculpture; of W. Roscoe search