A Guide to the John Barnes Letters Barnes, John. 564-a

A Guide to the John Barnes Letters

A Collection in the
Special Collections Department
Accession number 564-a and -b


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Identification
Collection number 564-a and -b
Title
John Barnes Letters 1798-1805 Inclusive
Quantity
10 items
Creator
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

John Barnes Letters, Accession 564-a, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Purchase 1988 April 15& 1988 April 21

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities



Container List

Letters
  • John Barnes, Philadelphia, to Charles C. Ludlow, New York,
    1798 April 15

    concerning the enclosures that the latter had sent previously which needed Col. [Aaron] Burr's decision

  • John Barnes, George Town (Potomac), to Charles C. Ludlow, New York,
    1800 October 31

    noting that a problem with one of their transactions was resolved; and, discussing his options for obtaining sugar from suppliers in Philadelphia, Baltimore, or the immediate area if negotiations do not work out with Mr. Seaman

  • John Barnes, George Town, to Charles C. Ludlow, New York,
    1801 April 8

    concerning a misunderstanding on the part of his friend, Mr. Dean, regarding a draft that was to be sent to Mr. Thomas Legget; and, a fragment pertaining to the purchase of a variety of spirits--Madeira, sherry, port, Cognac--if a bargain can be struck, along with other "merchantable articles" in current use

  • John Barnes, George Town, to Charles C. Ludlow, New York,
    1801 May 5

    writing that his good port wine supply is exhausted, revealing that the President [ Thomas Jefferson] and Mr. [James] Madisonboth approved of it, and requesting more; negotiating to buy $2000.00 worth of late deferred stock or other reasonable stock as someone's agent, to be transferred to the Bank of Columbia; discussing a financial transaction subject to the order of Philip Mazzei; and, mentioning Gen. [Thaddeus] Kosciusko

  • John Barnes, George Town, to Charles C. Ludlow, New York,
    1802 June 22

    acknowledging receipt of his letter concerning Mr. William Short's certificate and thanking him for his helpful negotiations; commenting on the unproductive undertaking of doing business there and wanting to resume his "former peaceable situation at Philadelphia"

  • John Barnes, George Town (Potomac), to Charles C. Ludlow, New York,
    1805 May 28

    mentioning a business transaction concerning Mr. Hazzard and the President [ Thomas Jefferson]; negotiating to have sent to him some imported wine from the House of Mr. Woodhouse at Marsallain Sicily(known as Marsalla Madeira Wine), which was brought in by Gen. [ ] Stevens and sent to Gen. [Henry] Dearborn, with postscript commenting that Henry Dearbornis a good judge of wine

  • John Barnes, George Town, to Charles C. Ludlow, New York,
    1805 June 15

    thanking him for the attention given to the [Marsalla Madeira] Wines and commenting that Gen. Henry Dearborn, at his request, sent samples of the wine, and making arrangments to have wine and Cognac delivered in July or August; planning to send $300.00 to cover expenses and another account; and, mentioning business transactions for the President [ Thomas Jefferson]

  • John Barnes, George Town (Potomac), to Charles C. Ludlow, New York,
    1805 July 6

    enclosing the $300.00 for the pipes of M[arsalla] M[adeira] Wine and Cognac as well as for Mr. Cheetham; discussing a mistake made previously "owing to the advice of the President to Mr. Hazzard not designating C. Ludlow from D. Ludlow" and the subsequent adjustment made; requesting arrangments be made with Gen. Stevens to have the wine shipped to George Town

  • John Barnes, George Town (Potomac), to Charles C. Ludlow, New York,
    1805 August 20

    acknowledging news that wine and brandy were shipped on the schooner Enterprize

  • John Barnes, George Town, to Charles C. Ludlow, New York,
    1805 August 22

    discussing a problem with Capt. Ellis of the Enterprizeover payment of extra freight from Alexandriato Georgetown; acknowledging receipt of the invoice from Charles C. Ludlowand saying that it is satisfactory; and, sending thanks from himself and on behalf of the President [ Thomas Jefferson]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Charles C. Ludlow
  • Henry Dearborn
  • John Barnes
  • Philip Mazzei
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Thomas Legget
  • William Short
  • [Aaron] Burr
  • [Henry] Dearborn
  • [James] Madison
  • [Thaddeus] Kosciusko

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Alexandria
  • Baltimore
  • Georgetown
  • Marsalla
  • Philadelphia
  • Sicily