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Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Capitals for University of Virginia Buildings, After 6 Mar. 1821, 6 March 1821

I I D.
No I. East. Ionic.  4. Capitals. dim diam. 26½ cost  240 . freight  22.72
III. West. do  6. 26⅛  330 .  38.40
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No II. West. Corinthian  4. 25.2/10  732 . 33.=132  50.80
IV. East. do  2. capitals & 2 half do say 3. 20 8/10  330 . 25.=1⅞  30
17. 1632 151.92
 151 .92
1783 .92
No 1. E 4. boxes 38 I. sq. 17 high. 14.2 cub. f×4=56.8 cub. f=1.42 ton@16=22.72D
3. W 6. boxes. 40. I. sq. 17. high 16 cub. f. each×6=96. cub. f=24/10=38.4D
2. W. 4. boxes 44. I. sq. 34½ high. 38. cub. f each.×4=152 cub. f=3⅘=60.80
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.
Capital. 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 21D.50c the sq. f.

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No IV. E. 37.2 I. sq+20.8 I. sq.=9.6 sq. f@.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 @21.59= 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 Capitals 142 × 8=1 136 }=1,264
frt  16 × 8 128
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