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# Notes on Capitals for University of Virginia Buildings

[after 6 Mar. 1821]

 I D No I. East. Ionic. 4. Capitels. dimd diam. 26½ cost 240. freight 22. 72 III. West. do 6. 26⅛ 330. 38. 40 f No II. West. Corinthian 4. 25.2⁄10 732. 33.=132 60. 80 IV. East. do 2. capitels & 2 half do say 3. 20 8⁄10 330. 25=1⅞ = 30 17. 1632 151. 92 151. 92 1783. 92
 No 1. E 4. boxes1 38.I. sq. 17 high. 14.2 cub. f × 4 = 56.8 cub. f = 1.42 ton @ 16 = 22.72 D 3. W 6. boxes. 40.I. sq. 17. high 16 cub. f. each × 6 = 96. cub. f = 24⁄10 = 38.4 D 2 W. 4. boxes 44.I. sq. 34½ high. 38. cub. f each. × 4 = 152 cub. f = 3⅘ = 60.80 D 4 E. 3. boxes 38 I. sq. 30.I. high 25. cub f each × 3 = 75 cub. f = 1⅞ = 30.D. 9½ ton in all

 No IV. E. No II. W. Library I. I Capitel. top 37. 2 43. 34 55. 8 bottom 20. 8 25. 2 32. 4 height 28. 32. 67 42.

let us suppose the top & bottom which are plain, to cost .30 the sq. foot as at Philada

then we shall find the carved surface to cost nearly 21. D 50 c the sq. f.

 sq. f D No IV. E. 37.2 I. sq + 20.8 I. sq. = 9.6 @ .30 = 2. 88 28 I. height × 29. I. mean circumf. 5.6 @ 21 .50 = 120. 40 123. 28 instead of 110.D.

 sq. f D C No II. W. 43.34 I. sq. + 25.2 I. sq. = 17.4 @ .30 = 5. 22 32.67 height × 34.27 mean circumf. 7.77 @ 21 .50 = 167. 172. 22 instead of 180.D

 Library. columns calculated on the same principles ton D sq. f D C freight 80. f =1 = 32. 55.8 I. sq. + 32.4 I. sq. = 29. @  .30 = 8. 70 42. height × 44. mean circumf. 12.83 @ 21.50 = 275. 60 cost each. 284. 30 32. 316. 30 × 10 = 3,163 ) = 3,483 frt 2. tons 32. × 10 = 320 half Capitels 142 ×  8 = 1136 ) = 1,264 frt 16 ×  8 128 158

(); on verso of reused address cover of Joseph Delaplaine to TJ, 15 Jan. 1821; entirely in TJ’s hand; undated, with conjectural date based on TJ’s receipt on 6 Mar. 1821 of Thomas Appleton to TJ, 10 Oct. 1820.

Pavilions no i. east and iii. west were later renamed pavilions II and V. Pavilions no ii. west and iv. east were later renamed pavilions III and VIII.

1Remainder of line interlined in place of “32.I. sq. 14½ high 8610 cub. f. each × 4 = 34.4 cub. f. = 86. ton = 13.76 D.”

# Index Entries

• Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Notes on Capitals for University of Virginia Buildings search
• Philadelphia; builders’ prices in search
• Virginia, University of; Books and Library; plans for search
• Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; capitals for search
• Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; Pavilion II search
• Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; Pavilion III search
• Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; Pavilion V search
• Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; Pavilion VIII search
• Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; Rotunda (library) search