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Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson’s Supplemental List of Recommended Books, [ca. 4 October 1809]

Enclosure

Supplemental List of Recommended Books

Pike’s arithmetic. 8vo1

Simpson’s Algebra. 8vo

Emerson’s2 fluxions 8vo

Simpson’s Euclid 4to

Gibson’s surveying. 8vo

Hutton’s Mathematical tables 8vo3

Locke on the human understanding 2. v. 8vo4

Stewart’s philosophy of the human mind. 4to5

Ld Kaim’s Natural religion. 8vo

mrs Carter’s Epictetus 2. v. 12mo6

Collins’s Marcus Antoninus. 8vo7

Fielding’s Memorabilia of Xenophon 2. v. 12mo

Cicero’s offices.

his philosophical works generally.

Seneca’s morals by Bennett.

Enfield’s history of philosophy. 2. v. 8vo

Blair’s Rhetoric. 3. v. 8vo

Sheridan on elocution. 8vo

Mason on poetical & prosaic numbers 8vo

Kaim’s elements of criticism. 2. v. 8vo8

2d Dft (DLC: TJ Papers, 188:33507); in TJ’s hand; undated; on verso of PoC of covering letter. 1st Dft (DLC: TJ Papers, 188:33441); in TJ’s hand; undated; on verso of RC of Demaree to TJ, 22 Aug. 1809.

TJ omitted three titles between preparation of his 1st and 2d Dfts (see notes 1 and 8 below), including them instead on the book list he prepared jointly for Demaree and John Wyche.

1In 1st Dft this title, lacking volume size and preceded by a line reading “Geography. Pinkerton,” appears to the right of three lines reading “Geometry. Arithmetic Astronomy” and linked by a brace.

2Word interlined in 1st Dft in place of “Saunderson’s.”

32d Dft: “9vo.” 1st Dft: “8vo.” Below this title in 1st Dft TJ canceled “Ferguson’s” followed by a line reading “Metaphysics.”

4Number and size of volumes omitted in 1st Dft.

5Volume size omitted in 1st Dft.

6Number and size of volumes omitted in 1st Dft.

7Volume size omitted in 1st Dft.

81st Dft concludes with two additional entries: “Dobson’s Encyclopedia. 18. vo. 4to” and “Owen’s dict. of arts & sciences. 4. v. 8vo.”

Index Entries

  • A Course of Lectures on Elocution (T. Sheridan) search
  • An Essay concerning Human Understanding (J. Locke) search
  • A New and Complete System of Arithmetic (N. Pike) search
  • astronomy; books on search
  • Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton’s principles (J. Ferguson) search
  • A Treatise of Algebra (Simpson) search
  • A Treatise of Practical Surveying (Gibson) search
  • Bennet, George; New Translation of the Morals of Seneca search
  • Blair, Hugh; Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres search
  • books; on mathematics search
  • books; TJ recommends to S. R. Demaree search
  • Carter, Elizabeth, trans.; Stoici Philosophi Encheiridion item (Epictetus) search
  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius; De Officiis search
  • Collier, Jeremy; The Emperor Marcus Antoninus search
  • Demaree, Samuel R.; TJ recommends books search
  • De Officiis (Cicero) search
  • Dobson, Thomas; Encyclopædia search
  • Elements of Criticism (Kames) search
  • Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind (D. Stewart) search
  • Emerson, William; The Doctrine of fluxions search
  • Encyclopædia (Dobson) search
  • Enfield, William; The History of Philosophy search
  • Epictetus (Greek philosopher); Stoici Philosophi Encheiridion item search
  • Essays on poetical and prosaic numbers, and elocution (J. Mason) search
  • Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion (Kames) search
  • Ferguson, James; Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton’s principles search
  • Fielding, Sarah (trans.); Xenophon’s Memoirs of Socrates search
  • Gibson, Robert; A Treatise of Practical Surveying search
  • Hutton, Charles; Mathematical Tables search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; recommends books search
  • Kames (Kaim), Henry Home, Lord; Elements of Criticism search
  • Kames (Kaim), Henry Home, Lord; Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion search
  • Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres (H. Blair) search
  • Locke, John; An Essay concerning Human Understanding search
  • Mason, John (British author); Essays on poetical and prosaic numbers, and elocution search
  • Mathematical Tables (C. Hutton) search
  • mathematics; books on search
  • mathematics; study of search
  • Modern Geography (J. Pinkerton); TJ recommends search
  • New Translation of the Morals of Seneca (trans. Bennet) search
  • Pike, Nicolas; A New and Complete System of Arithmetic search
  • Pinkerton, John; Modern Geography search
  • Saunderson, Nicholas; The Method of Fluxions search
  • Seneca (Roman statesman and philosopher); A New Translation of the Morals of Seneca (trans. Bennet) search
  • Sheridan, Thomas; A Course of Lectures on Elocution search
  • Simpson, Thomas; A treatise of algebra search
  • Simson, Robert; The Elements of Euclid search
  • Stewart, Dugald; Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind search
  • Stoici Philosophi Encheiridion item (Epictetus) search
  • The Doctrine of fluxions (Emerson) search
  • The Elements of Euclid (R. Simson) search
  • The Emperor Marcus Antoninus (Collier) search
  • The History of Philosophy (W. Enfield) search
  • The Method of Fluxions (Saunderson) search
  • Xenophon; Xenophon’s Memoirs of Socrates (trans. Fielding) search
  • Xenophon’s Memoirs of Socrates (trans. Fielding) search