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Joseph Barry

Joseph Barry was a cabinet maker who owned a shop in Charlottesville. Thomas Jefferson periodically used his services, although no specific pieces of furniture now at Monticello have been identified as his work.

Primary Source References[1]

1797 July 1. "Drew the following orders on John favor of...Joseph B. Barnes cabinet maker 46.75.[2]

1798 February 21. "Gave Joseph B. Barry ord. on J. Barnes for 39.D. for mahogany work."[3]

1799 February 27. "Gave J.B. Barry ord. on Barnes for 4.50."[4]

1800 May 14. "Gave Joseph B. Barry ord. on J. Barnes for 193. D. cabinet work."[5]


  1. Please note that this list should not be considered comprehensive.
  2. MB, 2:964.
  3. Ibid, 2:979.
  4. Ibid, 2:999.
  5. Ibid, 2:1019.
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