Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Rufus Woodward, 7 July 1820

To Rufus Woodward

Monticello July 7. 20.


Your favor of June 20. is just now recieved. it havin[g] been deemed expedient to employ our whole funds, in the erecting the necessary buildings for our university, all determination[s]1 respecting professors are postponed until that object is accomplished. nor can the term of the opening of the University be at all ascertained at this time. accept the tender of my gre[at] respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); on verso of reused address cover of George S. Gibson (for Patrick Gibson) to TJ, 2 June 1820; two words faint; at foot of text: “Mr Rufus Woodward Newhaven”; endorsed by TJ.

1Edge trimmed.

Index Entries

  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; progress of search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; opening of search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; faculty applicants search
  • Woodward, Rufus; letter to search
  • Woodward, Rufus; seeks position at University of Virginia search