Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Constantine Samuel Rafinesque to University of Virginia, 16 September 1819

Lexington Ky 16th Septr 1819.


I beg leave to offer myself as a Candidate for the Professorship of Natural History (in all its branches, such as Botany, Zoology, Mineralogy & Geology:) in your University, whenever such an appointment shall be made.

I am respectfully Gentlemen Your most humble Servt
C. S. Rafinesque
{ Professor of Botany & Natural history
in the Transylvania University &c
{ Member of the Royal Institute of Naples, the
Italian Society of Arts & Sciences, the Literary
& philosophical Society of Newyork, the
historical Society of Newyork, the Lyceum of
Natural history of Newyork, the Academy
of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia &c
{  Author of the Analysis of Nature; the New
Genera of Sicilian Animals & Plants, the
Mirror of Sciences, the flora of Louisiana &c


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