Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 30 April 1821

From John Barnes

George Town Coa 30th April 1821,

Dear Sir—

Many thanks, for your very Acceptable favr of the 19th. my friend Mr Parr, left us, 10 day since for Liverpool via Philada much pleased with his reception at Montpelier Monticello & Harpers ferry.—strict inquiry have been made After Mr Cardelli, and his Busts, but cannot trace either, presume a speculation of distinguish’d Names, to induce purchasers—plaster Busts—& Various Horses &c &c were Vended thro. washington & Geo Town last summer probaly of his Manufacture—but none worthy of particular1 Notice—Shd any, Worthy of Notice Offer I shall not fail of advising you—

most Respectfully—to you Sir, and the good family—I am ever—Your Obed humle servt

John Barnes,

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 May 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “parcular.”

Index Entries

  • Barnes, John; and P. Cardelli’s busts search
  • Barnes, John; letters from search
  • Cardelli, Peter (Pietro); bust of J. Madison search
  • Cardelli, Peter (Pietro); bust of J. Monroe search
  • Harpers Ferry, Va.; visitors to search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); P. Cardelli’s bust of search
  • Monroe, James (1758–1831); P. Cardelli’s bust of search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Parr, Mr. search
  • Montpellier (Montpelier; J. Madison’s Orange Co. estate); visitors to search
  • Parr, Mr.; travels of search
  • Parr, Mr.; visits Monticello search
  • sculpture; P. Cardelli’s busts search