University of Virginia, West Range

Description: Second study of Ground plan of West range with dormitories and hotels A and B
Date: 1819
Medium: Iron gall ink and pencil
Support: Engraved graph paper
Dimensions: 16-3/4 x 5-1/4 in.
Author: Jefferson
Owner: ViU.
Classification: N-305 , L-00-15
Publication History:
Author: Nichols
Title: Jefferson's Architectural Drawings
Date: 1984
Author: Wilson, Ed.
Title: Jefferson's Academical Village
Date: 1993
Author: Lasala
Title: Jefferson's Plans
Date: 1992

Commentary: The suggestion for making this revised study of the West Range with the Hotels and Dormitories facing away from the Lawn instead of towards the backs of the Pavilions came from Joseph C. Cabell at the Board of Visitors meeting of 29 March 1819. This information can be extrapolated from a letter Jefferson wrote to Gen. James Breckenridge on 8 July 1819. (JML)