Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Robert Barnard, 5 January 1821

To Robert Barnard

Monticello Jan. 5. 21.


Your favor of Dec. 28. was recieved the last night. the buildings for the accomodation of the Professors and students of our University will not be ready until next autumn. but when we shall be able to call for Professors and open the institution will depend on the aid our legislature may give. until this be ascertained, we can say nothing on the subject of Professors. but the opening, whenever it may be fixed will be announced in the papers so as to notify all who may be disposed to apply.

Accept the assurance of my respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (DCHi: Barnard Family Papers); at foot of text: “Mr Robert Barnard.” PoC (DLC); on verso of a reused address cover from John Adams (in Louisa C. Smith’s hand) to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Barnard, Robert; and University of Virginia professorship for S. Barnard search
  • Barnard, Robert; letter to search
  • Smith, Louisa Catharine (John Adams’s niece); as J. Adams’s amanuensis search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; progress of search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; and General Assembly search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; opening of search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; faculty applicants search
  • Virginia; General Assembly search