Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Edward Wiatt, 5 January 1821

To Edward Wiatt

Monticello Jan. 5. 21.


It is not in my power to give any satisfactory answers to the enquiries of your letter of Dec. 4. the buildings for the accomodation of the Professors and 200. students will be compleated by the ensuing autumn: but when we shall be able to call [for] Professors and open the institution will depend on the aid the legislature will give. boarding at Charlottesville is about 125.D. (without bed, washing, wood or candles) the tuition fees may perhaps raise that to 150 or 175.D but their amount is not yet fixed. Accept the assurance of my respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of John Hollins to TJ, 25 June 1819; one word faint; at foot of text: “Mr Edward Wiatt”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • beds; for students search
  • candles search
  • firewood; for University of Virginia students search
  • household articles; beds search
  • household articles; candles 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; Students; and tuition fees search
  • Virginia, University of; Students; room and board search
  • Virginia; General Assembly search
  • Wiatt, Edward; inquires about University of Virginia search
  • Wiatt, Edward; letters to search
  • wood; firewood search