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Thomas Jefferson to Mathew Carey, 18 January 1818

To Mathew Carey

Monticello Jan. 18. 18

Dear Sir

The copy of the catalogue you first sent me came only to the 200th page. in the latter part of that now received1 I find those underwritten which I will pray you to send me. Asserius may come by mail, but the other three volumes I would prefer to have sent by some vessel bound to Richmond. if addressed to Capt Bernard Peyton of that place he will pay freight & forward them to me. Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

No 3226. Hutton’s tables 8vo 9.25 D
3470. Guicciardini. 2. v. 12mo 5.D.
3899. Asserius de rebus gestis Alfredi. 8vo 3.50 D

RC (RuSpRNB); with book list added separately to RC and PoC; addressed: “Mr Matthew Cary Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 20 Jan.; endorsed by Carey as received 23 Jan. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of John Martin Baker to TJ, 31 Oct. 1817; endorsed by TJ.

1Manuscript: “recived.”

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  • Alfred (“the Great”), king of England; Annales rerum gestarum Ælfredi Magni (Asser) search
  • Annales rerum gestarum Ælfredi Magni (Asser) search
  • Asser, bishop of Sherborne; Annales rerum gestarum Ælfredi Magni search
  • boats; transfer goods and people to and from Richmond search
  • books; biographical search
  • books; on history search
  • books; on mathematics search
  • Carey, Mathew; and books for TJ search
  • Carey, Mathew; letters to search
  • Catalogue of an Extensive Collection of Books in every department of Ancient and Modern Literature (Mathew Carey & Son) search
  • Guicciardini, Francesco; La Historia d’Italia search
  • Hutton, Charles; Mathematical Tables search
  • Italy; history of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; catalogues from booksellers search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • La Historia d’Italia (F. Guicciardini) search
  • Mathematical Tables (C. Hutton) search
  • mathematics; books on search
  • Mathew Carey & Son (Philadelphia firm); Catalogue of an Extensive Collection of Books in every department of Ancient and Modern Literature search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods and people to and from search