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Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson’s List of Recommended Books for Female Education, [ca. 14 March 1818]

Enclosure

List of Recommended Books for Female Education

[ca. 14 Mar. 1818]

Les voyages d’Anacharsis

Gillies’s history of Greece. 4. v. 8vo

Gillies’s history of the world. 3. v. 8vo

Livy. Eng.

Sallust. Eng. by Gordon. 12mo

Gibbon’s Decline of Rome. 12. v. 8vo

Tacitus. Eng. by Murphy.

Suetonius. Eng. by Thompson. 8vo

Plutarch’s lives.

Lempriere’s universal biography. 2. v. 8vo

Histoire ancienne de Milot. 4. v. 12mo

Histoire de France de Milot.1

Russel’s Modern Europe. 5. v. 8vo

Robertson’s Charles V.

Memoires de Sully. 8. v. 12mo

Vie de Henri IV. par Perefixe. 12mo

Louis XIV. et XV. de Voltaire

Histoire generale de Voltaire.

Baxter’s hist. of England.

Robertson’s history of Scotland. 2. v. 8vo

Robertson’s history of America.2

Botta’s hist. of american Independance

Burke’s & Girardin’s hist. of Virginia. 4. v. 8vo

Joyce’s Scientific dialogues. 3. v. 16s

Histoire naturel de Buffon.

Tully’s offices. Eng.

Seneque par La Grange. 6. v. 8vo

Morale et bonheur. 2. v. miniature.

Stanhope’s Charron on wisdom. 8vo

Oeconomy of human life. 12mo

Sterne’s, Sherlock’s & Allison’s sermons.

Sermons de Massillon et Bourdaloue.

The Spectator, Tatler, Guardian.

Pike’s Arithmetic. 8vo

Pinkerton’s Geography. 8vo

Whateley on pleasure gardening. 8vo

Pope’s Iliad & Odyssey.

Dryden’s Virgil.

Milton’s Paradise lost.

Telemaque.

Shakespeare’s plays.

Dryden’s tragedies.

Moliere. Racine. Corneille.

Don Quichotte. Fr.

Gil Blas.

Contes Nouveaux de Marmontel.

Voyages de Campe. 20. vols 16s

the Pleasing preceptor from the German of3 Vieth.4

Pope’s works.

Thomson’s seasons.

Lowthe’s Eng. grammar.

Walker’s pronouncing dictionary

Dufief’s Fr. & Eng. dictionary.

Dufief’s Nature displayed. 2. v. 8vo5

Novels
Evenings at home by mrs Barbauld
Miss Edgeworth’s works. they are all good.
Lettres sur l’education. }
Veillées du Chateau.6 by Madame
Theatre d’education. Genlis.
Theatre de societé
Godwin’s Caleb Williams.

MS (MoSHi: Robert Randolph Hutchinson Scrapbook); written entirely in TJ’s hand in two columns subjoined to last page of covering letter and extending to its verso; undated; portions of final page added separately to MS and PoC. PoC (DLC); subjoined to PoC of covering letter. Tr (DLC: TJ Papers, ser. 6); in the hand of an unidentified Randolph granddaughter of TJ; with additional entries in two different unidentified hands: at head of text, in ink, “Histoire universelle Ancienne & Moderne par M. Le Compte de Segur,” and at foot of text, in pencil, “Sejournant’s Spanish dictionary [noel’s] dictionaire de la fable”; with unrelated notations by Thomas Mann Randolph on verso; lacking list of novels; at head of text: “List of Books for a Lady’s library— T.J.”

morale et bonheur: [Jean Zacharie Paradis de Raymondis], Traité élémentaire de Morale et du Bonheur (Paris, 1795; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 1249). telemaque: François de Salignac de La Mothe Fénelon, Les Avantures de Telemaque (Paris, 1699; for other eds. see Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends nos. 4305–7). gil blas: Alain René Le Sage, Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (Paris, 1715–35, and later French and English eds.; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 4346).

1First column on recto ends here.

2Recto ends here.

3PoC here adds the initials “G. U. A.”

4First column on verso ends here. Preceding two entries not in Tr.

5Tr ends here with additional entries and notations described above.

6Title listed beneath “Theatre de societé” in PoC.

Index Entries

  • Abrégé de l’Histoire Universelle, ancienne et moderne, a l’Usage de la Jeunesse (L. P. de Ségur) search
  • A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language (J. Walker) search
  • Adele et Théodore, ou lettres sur l’éducation (S. F. Genlis) search
  • Aikin, John; Evenings at Home search
  • Alison, Archibald; Sermons, chiefly on particular occasions search
  • American Revolution; books on search
  • A New and Complete System of Arithmetic (N. Pike) search
  • A New and Impartial History of England (J. Baxter) search
  • A New Universal and Pronouncing Dictionary of the French and English Languages (N. G. Dufief) search
  • A Short Introduction to English Grammar (R. Lowth) search
  • Barbauld, Anna Letitia; Evenings at Home search
  • Barthélemy, Jean Jacques; Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis en Grèce search
  • Baxter, John; A New and Impartial History of England search
  • Bibliothèque géographique et instructive des Jeunes Gens, ou Recueil de voyages intéressants pour l’instruction et l’amusement de la jeunesse (J. H. Campe; trans. J. B. J. Breton de la Martinière) search
  • books; biographical search
  • books; classical search
  • books; dictionaries search
  • books; for women search
  • books; novels search
  • books; of poetry search
  • books; on American Revolution search
  • books; on education search
  • books; on gardening search
  • books; on geography search
  • books; on grammar search
  • books; on history search
  • books; on mathematics search
  • books; on moral philosophy search
  • books; on morals search
  • books; on natural history search
  • books; on natural philosophy search
  • books; on physics search
  • books; TJ recommends to N. Burwell search
  • Botta, Carlo Giuseppe Guglielmo; Storia della Guerra dell’ Independenza degli Stati Uniti d’America search
  • Bourdaloue, Louis; Sermons search
  • Breton de la Martinière, Jean Baptiste Joseph; translatesBibliothèque géographique et instructive des Jeunes Gens, ou Recueil de voyages intéressants pour l’instruction et l’amusement de la jeunesse (J. H. Campe) search
  • Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de; Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière search
  • Burk, John Daly; The History of Virginia search
  • Burwell, Nathaniel (1779–1849); and female education search
  • Campe, Joachim Heinrich; Bibliothèque géographique et instructive des Jeunes Gens, ou Recueil de voyages intéressants pour l’instruction et l’amusement de la jeunesse (trans. J. B. J. Breton de la Martinière) search
  • Cervantes, Miguel de; Don Quixote search
  • Charron, Pierre; De La Sagesse search
  • Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of; The Economy of Human Life search
  • Cicero; De Officiis search
  • Corneille, Pierre search
  • Crispi Opera Omnia (Sallust; trans. T. Gordon) search
  • De La Sagesse (P. Charron) search
  • De Officiis (Cicero) search
  • Dictionnaire de la fable (F. J. M. Noël) search
  • Dodsley, Robert; The Economy of Human Life search
  • Don Quixote (M. de Cervantes); TJ recommends search
  • Dryden, John; tragedies of search
  • Dryden, John; translatesThe Works of Virgil (Virgil) search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; A New Universal and Pronouncing Dictionary of the French and English Languages search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; Nature Displayed search
  • Edgeworth, Maria; TJ recommends works of search
  • education; books on search
  • education; female search
  • Élemens de l’Histoire de France, depuis Clovis jusqu’à Louis XV (C. F. X. Millot) search
  • Élémens d’Histoire Générale (C. F. X. Millot) search
  • English language; books on grammar of search
  • English language; dictionaries search
  • Essay sur l’histoire générale et sur les moeurs et l’esprit des nations (Voltaire) search
  • Evenings at Home (J. Aikin and A. L. Barbauld) search
  • Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe; Les Aventures de Télémaque search
  • French language; dictionaries search
  • French language; study of search
  • gardening; books on search
  • Genlis, Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de; Adele et Théodore, ou lettres sur l’éducation search
  • Genlis, Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de; Les Veillées du Château, ou cours de morale a l’usage des enfans search
  • Genlis, Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de; Théatre de Société search
  • Genlis, Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de; Théatre d’Éducation search
  • geography; books on search
  • Gibbon, Edward; The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire search
  • Gillies, John; The History of Ancient Greece, its Colonies, and Conquests search
  • Gillies, John; The History of the World, from the reign of Alexander to that of Augustus search
  • Girardin, Louis Hue; and J. D. Burk’sHistory of Virginia search
  • Godwin, William; Things as they are; or, the Adventures of Caleb Williams search
  • Gordon, Thomas; translatesCrispi Opera Omnia (Sallust) search
  • Greece, ancient; history of search
  • Henry IV, king of France; biography of search
  • Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (A. R. Le Sage) search
  • Histoire du Roy Henry Le Grand (H. de Péréfixe) search
  • Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière (G. L. L. Buffon) search
  • History of America (W. Robertson) search
  • History of Modern Europe (W. Russell) search
  • Homer; The Iliad of Homer (trans. A. Pope) search
  • Homer; The Odyssey of Homer (trans. A. Pope) search
  • Iliad (Homer); The Iliad of Homer (trans. A. Pope) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; recommends books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; List of Recommended Books for Female Education search
  • Jones, Skelton; and J. D. Burk’sHistory of Virginia search
  • Joyce, Jeremiah; Scientific Dialogues, intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People search
  • La Grange, Nicolas de; translatesOeuvres de Séneque le philosophe (Seneca) search
  • Lemprière, John; Universal Biography search
  • Le Sage, Alain René; Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane search
  • Les Aventures de Télémaque (Fénelon) search
  • Les Veillées du Château, ou cours de morale a l’usage des enfans (S. F. Genlis) search
  • Lives (Plutarch) search
  • Livy; TJ recommends works of search
  • Lowth, Robert; A Short Introduction to English Grammar search
  • Marmontel, Jean François; Nouveaux Contes Moraux search
  • Massillon, Jean Baptiste; Sermons search
  • mathematics; books on search
  • Memoires de Maximilien de Bethune, Duc de Sully (Sully) search
  • Millot, Claude François Xavier; Élemens de l’Histoire de France, depuis Clovis jusqu’à Louis XV search
  • Millot, Claude François Xavier; Élémens d’Histoire Générale search
  • Milton, John; Paradise Lost search
  • Modern Geography (J. Pinkerton); TJ recommends search
  • Molière, Jean Baptiste Poquelin; TJ recommends works of search
  • moral philosophy; works on search
  • Murphy, Arthur; translatesThe works of Cornelius Tacitus search
  • natural history; books on search
  • natural philosophy; books on search
  • Nature Displayed (N. G. Dufief) search
  • Noël, François Joseph Michel; Dictionnaire de la fable search
  • Nouveau Dictionnaire Espagnol-François et Latin (N. de Séjournant) search
  • Nouveaux Contes Moraux (J. F. Marmontel) search
  • Observations on Modern Gardening (T. Whately) search
  • Odyssey (Homer); The Odyssey of Homer (trans. A. Pope) search
  • Oeuvres de Séneque le philosophe (Seneca; trans. N. de La Grange) search
  • Of Wisdom (P. Charron; trans. G. Stanhope) search
  • Paradis de Raymondis, Jean Zacharie; Traité élémentaire de Morale et du Bonheur search
  • Paradise Lost (J. Milton) search
  • Péréfixe, Hardouin de Beaumont de; Histoire du Roy Henry Le Grand search
  • physics; books on search
  • Pike, Nicolas; A New and Complete System of Arithmetic search
  • Pinkerton, John; Modern Geography search
  • Plutarch; Lives search
  • Pope, Alexander; TJ recommends works of search
  • Pope, Alexander; translatesThe Iliad of Homer search
  • Pope, Alexander; translatesThe Odyssey of Homer search
  • Racine, Jean; TJ recommends works of search
  • religion; works on search
  • Robertson, William (1721–93); History of America search
  • Robertson, William (1721–93); The History of Scotland search
  • Robertson, William (1721–93); The History of the Reign of Charles V search
  • Rome, ancient; history of search
  • Russell, William; History of Modern Europe search
  • Sallust; Crispi Opera Omnia (trans. T. Gordon) search
  • Scientific Dialogues, intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People (J. Joyce); TJ recommends search
  • Ségur, Louis Philippe, comte de; Abrégé de l’Histoire Universelle, ancienne et moderne, a l’Usage de la Jeunesse search
  • Séjournant, Nicolas de; Nouveau Dictionnaire Espagnol-François et Latin search
  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, the younger; Oeuvres de Séneque le philosophe (trans. N. de La Grange) search
  • Sermons, chiefly on particular occasions (A. Alison) search
  • sermons; TJ recommends search
  • Sermons (J. B. Massillon) search
  • Sermons (L. Bourdaloue) search
  • Sermons by The late Rev. Mr. Sterne (L. Sterne) search
  • Several Discourses preached at the Temple Church (T. Sherlock) search
  • Shakespeare, William; TJ recommends search
  • Sherlock, Thomas; Several Discourses preached at the Temple Church search
  • Spanish language; dictionaries of search
  • Stanhope, George; translatesOf Wisdom (P. Charron) search
  • Sterne, Laurence; Sermons by The late Rev. Mr. Sterne search
  • Storia della Guerra dell’ Independenza degli Stati Uniti d’America (C. G. G. Botta) search
  • Suetonius; The Lives of the First Twelve Cæsars (trans. A. Thomson) search
  • Sully, Maximilien de Béthune, duc de; Memoires de Maximillien de Bethune, Duc de Sully search
  • Tacitus; The works of Cornelius Tacitus (trans. A. Murphy) search
  • The Age of Louis XIV (Voltaire) search
  • The Age of Louis XV (Voltaire) search
  • Théatre de Société (S. F. Genlis) search
  • Théatre d’Éducation (S. F. Genlis) search
  • The Economy of Human Life (R. Dodsley and Lord Chesterfield) search
  • The Guardian search
  • The History of Ancient Greece, its Colonies, And Conquests (J. Gillies) search
  • The History of Scotland (W. Robertson) search
  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (E. Gibbon) search
  • The History of the Reign of Charles V (W. Robertson) search
  • The History of the World, from the reign of Alexander to that of Augustus (J. Gillies) search
  • The History of Virginia (J. D. Burk, S. Jones, and L. H. Girardin); TJ recommends search
  • The Lives of the First Twelve Cæsars (Suetonius; trans. A. Thomson) search
  • The Pleasing Preceptor; or Familiar Instructions in Natural History and Physics (G. U. A. Vieth) search
  • The Seasons (J. Thomson) search
  • The Spectator search
  • The Tatler search
  • The works of Cornelius Tacitus (Tacitus; trans. A. Murphy) search
  • The Works of Virgil (Virgil; trans. J. Dryden) search
  • Things as they are; or, the Adventures of Caleb Williams (W. Godwin) search
  • Thomson, Alexander; translatesThe Lives of the First Twelve Cæsars (Suetonius) search
  • Thomson, James; The Seasons search
  • Traité élémentaire de Morale et du Bonheur (J. Z. Paradis de Raymondis) search
  • Universal Biography (J. Lemprière) search
  • Vieth, Gerhard Ulrich Anton; The Pleasing Preceptor; or Familiar Instructions in Natural History and Physics search
  • Virgil; The Works of Virgil (trans. J. Dryden) search
  • Voltaire (François Marie Arouet); Essay sur l’histoire générale et sur les moeurs et l’esprit des nations search
  • Voltaire (François Marie Arouet); The Age of Louis XIV search
  • Voltaire (François Marie Arouet); The Age of Louis XV search
  • Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis en Grèce (J. J. Barthélemy) search
  • Walker, John (1732–1807); A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language search
  • Whately, Thomas; Observations on Modern Gardening search
  • women; education of search
  • women; TJ’s List of Recommended Books for Female Education search