Thomas Jefferson Papers

Arthur S. Brockenbrough to Thomas Jefferson, 10 August 1821

From Arthur S. Brockenbrough

Friday 10t Augt ’21

Dear Sir,

I am informed you wish a tuscan Cornice put up within the arcade at Hotel B—with a view to œconomise, I directed the interior of the Hotels to be finished without cornices, and intended to bring down the ceiling of the arcade of Hotel B & finish it without a cornice, but if you prefer the cornice I will direct it to be done you will please let me know soon in what way it shall be done—   respectfully your

Obt sevt

A. S. Brockenbrough

RC (CSmH: JF); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Thos Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ, with his apparently unrelated note beneath endorsement: “4.67.”

The building at the University of Virginia here called hotel b was later renamed Hotel D.

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