Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Frederick A. Mayo, 26 [February] 1821

To Frederick A. Mayo

Monticello Apr. [Feb.] 26. 21.


Your letter of the 21st is recieved. the number of the Portfolio, inserted with those of the Analectic magazine has been put in by mistake and may be thrown away. within a week another volume of the Weekly register will be closed. it will still wait awhile for it’s index. should I not be able to send it to you before you send away the volumes you are binding, be so good as to remember how they are bound, that you may be able to bind uniformly the one to be sent. I put into the box a cartoon open at top & one end, being such as all my papers are arranged in, instead of tying them in bundles. be so good as to make 2. dozen such, which I forgot to mention in the list I sent you. they must be packed in a box by themselves to prevent their being crushed. Accept my salutations.

Th: Jefferson

deliver the boxes when ready to Capt Bernard Peyton who will forward them.

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; misdated; adjacent to signature: “Mr Mayo”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 26 Feb. 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

cartoon: “carton” (see TJ to William Short, 8 Mar. 1811, 26 Apr. 1812, and notes).

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  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; binding of books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; filing system for search
  • Mayo, Frederick August; binds books for TJ search
  • Mayo, Frederick August; letters to search
  • Niles’ Weekly Register (Baltimore newspaper) search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search
  • Port Folio; bound for TJ search
  • The Analectic Magazine search