Extract from Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge to Henry S. Randall

What you say in one of your letters of my grandfather’s being considered by a great many persons as a theorist, a man of projects, an innovator, set me to thinking how far there might be truth in these views of his character. He certainly had a good deal of ingenuity in contrivance—a good deal of what would be called here in Boston, Yankee ingenuity. He had various little devices for increasing comfort & facilitating labour. Some successful, some unsuccessful, as I presume must always be the case.

Tr in Letterbook (ViU: Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge Correspondence).
AIR JORDAN
Author
Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge
Recipient
Henry S. Randall
Date Range
Date
February 22, 1856
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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