Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Sully, 17 April 1821

To Thomas Sully

Monticello Apr. 17. 21.

Dear Sir

I have duly recieved your favor of the 5th & also the half dozen cups which you have been so kind as to have forwarded to me, for which accept my thanks. Ellen will express to you herself her obligations for what was addressed to her. I am this day writing to Paris for some books and gladly place among them the Recueil of M. Durand, which I presume was published there. for the Pompeiana I shall depend on our own bookstores. accept my sincere wishes for your happiness and success in all your undertakings and the assurance of my friendly esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (NWM). RC (Heritage Auctions, auction 682, Dallas, 21 Feb. 2008, lot 56114); address cover only; addressed: “Mr Thomas Sully Baltimore”; franked; postmark torn. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

Sully’s favor of the 5th to TJ was actually dated 6 Apr. 1821.

Index Entries

  • Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter); works sent to search
  • cups; leather search
  • Durand, Jean Nicholas Louis; Recueil et Parallèle des Édifices de Tout Genre Anciens et Modernes search
  • household articles; cups search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Pompeii; works on search
  • Recueil et Parallèle des Édifices de Tout Genre Anciens et Modernes (J. N. L. Durand) search
  • Sully, Thomas; and books for TJ search
  • Sully, Thomas; and books for TJ’s family search
  • Sully, Thomas; and cups for TJ search
  • Sully, Thomas; letters to search