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Short, William 1759-1849

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Works: 256 works in 278 publications in 2 languages and 840 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Sources  History  Maps  Portraits 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DC137.5.L35, B
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Lettres de la duchesse de La Rochefoucauld à William Short by Alexandrine Charlotte de Rohan-Chabot La Rochefoucauld( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The papers of William Short by William Short( file )
2 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Letter : Annapolis, to William Short by Thomas Jefferson( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Jefferson has been appointed to the European commercial treaty committee and wishes Short to join him in Philadelphia. If Short decides to come he is to bring one of Jefferson's servants with him
Papers of the Randolph family of Edgehill ( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The collection includes deeds, plats, patents, and other legal papers concerning lands in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Goochland, Henrico, and Powhatan Counties, several of which establish the chain of title to Edgehill. Deeds for land owned by the Randolph Family (Richard Randolph, Jr., Thomas Mann Randolph, Thomas Jefferson Randolph), the Eppes Family (Francis Eppes, Richard Eppes, and William Eppes), and the Nicholas Family (John Nicholas, George Nicholas, and Robert Carter Nicholas.) Of interest is a plat of the town of Beverley, Henrico County, surveyed by Peter Jefferson (1751 June 6) and a survey of Thomas Bryan Martin's land (1762 March 29) The survey is of the Manor of Greenway Court, a tract of 8840 acres in Frederick County granted to Martin by Thomas Lord Fairfax, made in connection with the lawsuit of Thomas B. Martin vs. Peter Wolf, defendant in an ejection suit. (Perhaps used after 1762 in an early case, not listed in T.J.'s Case Book.)
Letter, 1809 March 8, Washington, [D.C.] to [William] Short, n.p by Thomas Jefferson( Book )
2 editions published between 1808 and 1809 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Regrets that the Senate has "negatived your appointment" regarding a secret mission to extend diplomatic connections. "Riveted to the system of disentanglement with Europe," they declined the proposition. Asks that the emperor be assured of the high opinion of his virtues which TJ carries "into my retirement." Embargo has worked well. Have instituted a non-intercourse with France and England. If our vessels are seized by belligerents, war will probably result
Papers of the Burwell family ( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
There are also estate appraisals for livestock, slaves, and household and farming implements of Pasteur; Burwell's claims against the estate of Thomas Nelson; accounts, 1814-1828, of Burwell's estate, documents from several suits against it, and an account of the sale of household goods and library
Letter, 1813 June 18, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to [William Short], n.p by Thomas Jefferson( Book )
2 editions published in 1813 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Higginbotham's mortgage enclosed. The duration of the war is uncertain, but Britain's aim is clearly permanent conquest of the ocean, requiring countermeasures. But "it is my desire as well as my duty to leave [these] to the vigour of younger minds."
Letter : Monticello, to [William Short, Philadelphia] by Thomas Jefferson( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1826 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Jefferson writes to Short about contacting Mr. [Herman] Böÿe about the return of his "fine Borda's Circle of Reflection" and his best telescope, since he has given them to the University of Virginia. Böÿe was in Philadelphia "attending the engraver of his map" of Virginia for which Jefferson had lent the instruments
Letter, 1791 January 24, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] to [William] Short, n.p by Thomas Jefferson( Book )
1 edition published in 1791 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Received some of his furniture, which is in good condition; hopes his servant will come to work for him in the United States and tells Short how much to offer him for a salary; decides to accept as a matter of protocol the gifts of the French government officials Jean Francois de Tolozan and Franc̜ois Pierre de Sequeville; instructs Short to discreetly sell the presents from Tolozan and Sequeville to finance Jefferson's gifts; encourages Short to return to the United States so as to advance his political career
Letter, 1812 April 26, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia], to [William] Short, n.p by Thomas Jefferson( Book )
1 edition published in 1812 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Would be happy to receive General Moreau at Monticello if dates can be worked out to avoid "my visits to Bedford 3 or 4 times a year." Mr. Threshly has been at Monticello to negotiate purchase of Short's land, but price continues to be a problem. Looks forward to receiving a copy of Abbe Rochon's memoir
Letter, 1784 April 30, Annapolis, [Maryland], to William Short, n.p by Thomas Jefferson( Book )
1 edition published in 1784 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Congress may add to present commission for negotiation foreign treaties; self been proposed; [Ben] Franklin is secretary; lists expenses; asks if Short would be of party; servant taken from here would be expensive encumbrance; in cipher; cipher key attached and letter translated
Letter, 1789 February 9, Paris, [France] to [William] Short, n.p by Thomas Jefferson( Book )
1 edition published in 1789 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Concerns news received from America; the weather in America; the new Constitution; list of federal senators; George Washington as president and John Adams as vice president; attempts to make amendments to Constitution by New York; the bill of rights; election battle between James Madison and Patrick Henry in Virginia for the Senate; list of elected officials for Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia; written attack on Col. David Humphreys; Mayo bridge in Richmond completed; turnpike at Alexandria; Rhode Island refuses to call convention; Spain granted land west of Mississippi river to Col. George Morgan who has invited settlers; Jean Pierre Brissot de Warville's good opinion of America and decision to move there; Gouverneur Morris' arrival in Paris; Benjamin Franklin's health; list of deaths and marriages in Virginia, Philadelphia and Massachusetts; William Short communicated false information about Marie Catherine Rosalie de Beauchamp, Comtesse de Neuilly living in Paris; decisions to be made about Jefferson's living arrangements; Wiiliam Short communicated false information about news of France concerning money; French Revolution; the French estates' decision to vote by persons or orders; Prince of Wales' acceptance of regency; the Queen of England in charge of the King's affects because of his lunacy; peace with Turks and attack on Prussia; Russia's problems with Poland; Mrs. Lucy Ludwell Paradise in England while Mr. John Paradise in Paris; Jefferson's daughters in good health; Philip Mazzei in good health; two letters to Mr. John Rutledge, Jr.; small commission for William Short at Genoa
Letter, 1811 May 17, Monticello [Albemarle County, Virginia] to [William Short], n.p by Thomas Jefferson( Book )
1 edition published in 1811 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Regarding the possible sale of Short's land to the Bankhead family or another purchaser. Comments on current land transactions near Monticello and events in Washington. James Monroe will be a valuable addition to government councils
Letter, 1786 March 28, London, [England] to [William Short] Paris, [France] by Thomas Jefferson( Book )
1 edition published in 1786 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Concerns Jefferson's trip to Calais; stopped in Breteuil and Montreuil; the trip took a total of six days; Jefferson thanks William Short for his letter and inquriry about Martha Jefferson Randolph's health; Jefferson is very busy with social and ceremonial obligations; heard news from America; the Virginia Assembly runs and has passed several laws on descents, religion, duties; Jefferson will most likely not have a map of Virginia ready until May for Monsieur Michel Guillaume St. John de Crévecœur and Abbe Andre Morellet; Jefferson will leave to return to Paris on April 5th; Col. David Humphreys will most likely have left Paris before Jefferson returns; give respects to the Marquis de Lafayette
Letter, 1800 March 26, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] to [William] Short, n.p by Thomas Jefferson( Book )
1 edition published in 1800 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Updates Short on the status of the lawsuit involving Short and Edmund Randolph; remarks on the upcoming election and "the campaign of slander" that is characterizing it
Letter, 1812 October 17, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia] to William Short, n.p by Thomas Jefferson( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1812 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Conditions of sale of Short's land and a summary of the income derived from Jefferson's farms
Letter, 1800 April 13, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] to [William] Short, n.p by Thomas Jefferson( Book )
1 edition published in 1800 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Informs Short of the money he is owed by various individuals and Jefferson's attempts to collect the debts; explains that Jefferson himself owes Short $9,000 and outlines his plans to repay him; updates Short on the canals he holds shares in and the prospects for them; informs him of the status of "Indian Camp" and the new leases he had Short's tenants sign with clauses mandating crop rotation; shares news of nearby land for sale and notable deaths, including that of George Washington and Patrick Henry; mentions the increase in popularity of the Republican party versus the Federalists
Letter, 1797 June 30, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] to [William] Short, n.p by Thomas Jefferson( Book )
1 edition published in 1797 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Discusses options for Short's finances, including the purchase of ground rents to guard against market fluctuations caused by the Napoleonic wars; informs him that he gave his own broker Short's power of attorney to receive Short's dividends; thanks him for the barley he sent as well as the recommendation of a book seller; invites him to visit Monticello, though he is having the roof replaced
 
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