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To Thomas Jefferson from William Harris Jones, 2 December 1825

Charlottesville 2nd Decr 1825

To the Rector of the University of Virginia
Sir/

In respectfully soliciting the Office of Librarian to the U. of V. allow me to state, that I am acquainted with the classification of works adopted in the Colleges at Oxford & Cambridge as well as in the Library of the British Museum—

I have studied most of the modern languages & althro’ from the want of practice for several years I do not consider myself master of any one, my knowledge is sufficient for arranging the Books & I feel confident I shall make myself proficient in them, during the ensuing session, under Dr Bläettermann

If no person has yet been appointed, I will make out a statement of the different Classes of Books, & place under each head the names of some Authors most celebrated in the different branches & with your permission submit it to your inspection—in order that you may form a correct opinion of what my abilities are for filling the station

I have the honour to be With the greatest respect Your Obedient Humble Serv

Wm Harris Jones

CSmH.

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