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Thomas Jefferson to Louis H. Girardin, 9 January 1814

To Louis H. Girardin

Jan. 9. 14.

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to M. Girardin and his regrets that his garden is so bare of kitchen herbs as to have but a single plant of sage, & that stripped of it’s leaves: he has no translation of Quinctilian. Bonne’s Atlas is sent by the bearer.

P.S. T. Jefferson Randolph is in Richmond, but expected home daily.

RC (PPAmP: Thomas Jefferson Papers); dateline above postscript; addressed: “Mr Girardin.” Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Abbé Grenet and Rigobert Bonne, Atlas Portatif à l’usage des Colleges, pour servir à l’intelligence des auteurs classiques (Paris, 1779–82; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 3837; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 7 [no. 307]).

Index Entries

  • Atlas Portatif à l’usage des Colleges (Grenet and R. Bonne) search
  • Bonne, Rigobert; Atlas Portatif à l’usage des Colleges search
  • Girardin, Louis Hue; letters to search
  • Girardin, Louis Hue; TJ sends books to search
  • Grenet, Abbé; Atlas Portatif à l’usage des Colleges search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; loans books search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); gardens search
  • Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilianus); TJ asked to loan works of search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); mentioned search
  • sage; TJ grows search