Thomas Jefferson Papers

Oliver Everett to Thomas Jefferson, 22 April 1822

From Oliver Everett

Boston April 22 1822.


The volumes of the Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences having been placed in my hands for distribution, I shall, be very happy to transmit to you, in any way you may direct such volumes or parts of volumes as you may order.—

The favor of an early answer is requested as it is intended, to dispose of the volumes not ordered by the Fellows of the Academy.

your obdent Servant

Oliver Everett

P.S. The price of the vols. is two dollars and fifty cents ea: and four vols. have been published.

RC (DLC); in a clerk’s hand, with day and first two digits of year in dateline, and closing, signature, and internal address between signature and postscript (“To Thomas Jefferson Esq A.A.S”) by Everett; addressed in a different clerk’s hand on verso of enclosure: “Thomas Jefferson Esq Monticello”; franked; postmarked Boston, 24 Apr.; endorsed by TJ as received 1 May 1822 and so recorded in SJL.

Oliver Everett (1788–1864), merchant, printer, and brother of TJ’s correspondents Alexander H. Everett and Edward Everett, was born in Boston. He operated a hardware store in that city, 1809–11, and later sold books and magazines. Everett served as an agent for and publisher of the North American Review, 1821–24, and he printed the American edition of the New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, 1822–23. He resided in Dorchester and Lancaster before settling permanently in Needham, Massachusetts, where he continued to be a merchant. Everett died from a combination of cardiac disease and dysentery (Edward Franklin Everett, Descendants of Richard Everett of Dedham, Mass. [1902], 67, 119; Boston New-England Palladium, 17 Oct. 1809, 8 Nov. 1811; The Boston Directory [1821]: 97; [1822]: 95; New Bedford, Mass., Christian Philanthropist, 1 Oct. 1822; Boston Commercial Gazette, 23 Dec. 1824; DNA: RG 29, CS, Mass., Needham, 1850, 1860; Everett’s death record, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911 [MBNEH]).

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