Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Milligan, 28 February 1810

To Joseph Milligan

Monticello Feb. 28. 10


I recieved duly your favor of the 3d and with it the 3. vols of the Parent’s assistant, for which I thank you. it was very acceptable to my grandchildren & therefore to me. I shall also be glad to recieve the Tales of fashionable life when published. I had delayed asking you to forward your account until you could send me the 7th & 8th vols of the Scientific dialogues. but as it seems it may be long before you get them, I will pray you now to send on your account. I observe by the Reviewers that a IVth vol. of Mitford’s history of Greece came out in 1808. in 4to. if an 8vo copy is to be had I should be glad of it. I have such a repugnance to the handling 4tos & folios, that I always prefer waiting for the 8vo or smaller editions. I salute you with esteem.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Milligan”; endorsed by TJ.

William mitford’s work was The History of Greece, 8 vols. (London, 1784–1823; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 23).

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  • books; sent by J. Milligan search
  • children; books for search
  • Dialogues in Chemistry (J. Joyce) search
  • Edgeworth, Maria; Tales of Fashionable Life search
  • Edgeworth, Maria; The Parent’s Assistant; or, Stories for Children search
  • history; TJ orders books on search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives books search
  • Joyce, Jeremiah; Dialogues in Chemistry search
  • Joyce, Jeremiah; Scientific Dialogues, intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters to search
  • Milligan, Joseph; sends books to TJ search
  • Mitford, William; The History of Greece search
  • Scientific Dialogues, intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People (J. Joyce); TJ requests search
  • Tales of Fashionable Life (Edgeworth) search
  • The History of Greece (W. Mitford) search
  • The Parent’s Assistant; or, Stories for Children (Edgeworth) search