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Thomas Jefferson to Nicolas G. Dufief, 16 August 1815

To Nicolas G. Dufief

Monticello Aug. 16. 15.

Dear Sir

I wrote you on the 14th from Montpelier (the President’s) requesting you to send on La Croix’s Course of mathematics, and to procure for me a particular edition of Ovid’s metamorphoses, which I am now satisfied is Minellius’s. I have now to request that you will add to these Adams’s geometrical & graphical essays in 2. v. 8vo and Adams’s practical astronomy, 8vo both of which I presume are in the bookstores of Philadelphia. if you recieve this before sending of La Croix, in the way mentioned in my letter, those now asked for may come with them. but if after you shall have sent the others off, these may come volume by volume by the mail. Accept the assurances of my esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Mr Dufief”; endorsed by TJ.

The letter TJ wrote Dufief on the 14th from montpelier, not found, is recorded in SJL as being “(for books. no copy kept).”

Index Entries

  • Adams, George; Astronomical and Geographical Essays … and also An Introduction to Practical Astronomy search
  • Adams, George; Geometrical and Graphical Essays search
  • Astronomical and Geographical Essays … and also An Introduction to Practical Astronomy (G. Adams) search
  • astronomy; books on search
  • books; on astronomy search
  • books; on mathematics search
  • books; school textbooks search
  • Cours de Mathematiques à l’usage de l’École Centrale des Quatres-Nations (S. F. Lacroix) search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; letters to search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; letter to accounted for search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; TJ orders books from search
  • Geometrical and Graphical Essays (G. Adams) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; packing and shipping of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Montpellier (Madison family estate) search
  • Lacroix, Sylvestre François; Cours de Mathematiques à l’usage de l’École Centrale des Quatres-Nations search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); TJ visits search
  • mathematics; books on search
  • Metamorphoses (Ovid); J. Minellius’s notes on search
  • Minellius, John; annotates Ovid’s Metamorphoses search
  • Montpellier (Montpelier; J. Madison’s Orange Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Ovid; Metamorphoses search
  • schools and colleges; textbooks for search