Violins

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No article yet exists on this topic. The following are primary source references to violins compiled by Monticello researchers.

Primary Source References[1]

1768 February 11. "Recd. of Charles Hudson for fiddlestrings, 7/6."[2]

1768 May 28. "Pd. Doctr. Pasteur for violin L5."[3]

1768 October 4. "Pd. at Hornsby's for fiddlestrings 3/."[4]

1768 October 13. "Pd. at Hornsby's for fiddlestrings 2/3."[5]

1769 August 10. "Pd. Richards for fiddlestrings 3/."[6]

1770 June 23. "Pd. Hornsby for fiddlestrings 1/3."[7]

1770 June 24. "Pd. for fiddlestring 7 1/2d."[8]

1770 October 8. "Pd. at Hornsby's for fiddlestring 1/10 1/2."[9]

1771 July 15. "Pd. at Printg. office for fiddle strings 3/1 1/2."[10]

1771 July 15. "Pd. at Hornsby's for do. 3/9.[11]

1775 July 28. "Pd. Hillegas for violin strings 21/3."[12]

1775 August 17. "Delivered to Carter Braxton an order on the Treasurer in favor of J. Randolph Atty. General for L13. the purchase money for his violin."[13]

1776 May 24. "Pd. Hillegas for fiddle strings 27/."[14]

1783 November 20. "Pd. for pocket book 12/6--mendg. violin 2/6."[15]

1784 November 30. "pd. for fiddle strings 7f4."</ref>Ibid, 1:569.</ref>

1788 August 15. "Pd. for a small violin 36#."[16]

1792 July 13. "Pd. for fiddle stings .97." [17]

1793 December 24. "Pd. for violin strings 2.06."[18]

1826 March 22. (Nicholas Philip Trist). "Mr. Jefferson said...At first I carried about with me that little instrument which I've given to [Meriwether] Lewis [Randolph]...I have two [violins] that would fetch in London any price-one a violin of Sir John Randolph's, the other a Cremona more than a hundred years old."[19]

Footnotes

  1. Please note that this list should not be considered comprehensive.
  2. MB, 1:70.
  3. Ibid, 1:77.
  4. Ibid, 1:82.
  5. Ibid.
  6. Ibid, 1:147.
  7. Ibid, 1:205.
  8. Ibid.
  9. Ibid, 1:209.
  10. Ibid, 1:257.
  11. Ibid.
  12. Ibid, 1:403.
  13. Ibid, 1:405.
  14. Ibid, 1:419.
  15. Ibid, 539.
  16. This was a kit which Jefferson used for practice and later gave to a student at the University of Virginia. Ibid, 1:712.
  17. Ibid, 2:876.
  18. Ibid, 2:907.
  19. Trist Memorandum. Randall, Life, 1:131-132.

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