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Joseph Milligan to Thomas Jefferson, 12 October 1814

From Joseph Milligan

Georgetown Oct 12th 1814

Dear Sir

By this days Stage I have sent you a Box containing

7th & 8th Ornithology

6 Jeffersons Manual

1 Herodotus 4 vols

1 Southeys Life of Nelson

 and

 Sundries for Mrs Randolph and Children

The Box is sent to the care of William F Gray Bookseller of Fredericksburg via1

With Respect

Joseph Milligan

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Oct. 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

ornithology: TJ sold all nine volumes of Alexander Wilson’s American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States (Philadelphia, 1808–14; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 1022) to Congress. However, he retained William Beloe’s annotated English translation of The History of Herodotus, 4 vols. (London, 1791, and later eds.; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 3 [no. 6]) and Robert Southey’s The Life of Nelson (London, 1813, and later eds.; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 4 [no. 110]).

1Abbreviation for “Virginia.”

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  • Beloe, William; The History of Herodotus search
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  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); children of search
  • Southey, Robert; The Life of Nelson search
  • The History of Herodotus (trans. W. Beloe) search
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