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Thomas Jefferson to Henry A. S. Dearborn, 17 October 1816

To Henry A. S. Dearborn

Monticello Oct. 17. 16.

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments and his thanks to mr Dearborne for the copy he has been so kind as to send him of his translation of De Lasteyrie’s learned & valuable work on the Pastel or Woad. he hopes the translation will encorage and promote the culture of that useful plant in the US. a long absence from home must apologise for this late acknolegement of the receipt of the work.

RC (Remember When Auctions, Inc., Los Angeles, 1995); dateline at foot of text. FC (DLC); written in TJ’s hand on a narrow sheet, on verso of portion of a reused address cover from John Barnes to TJ; at head of text: “Dearborn H. A. S.”

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  • A Treatise on the Culture, Preparation, History and Analysis of Pastel, or Woad (C. P. De Lasteyrie; trans. H. A. S. Dearborn) search
  • books; on dyeing search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; letters to search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; translator ofA Treatise on the Culture, Preparation, History and Analysis of Pastel, or Woad (C. P. De Lasteyrie) search
  • Du Pastel, de l’indigotier (C. P. De Lasteyrie) search
  • dyeing search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Lasteyrie-Dusaillant, Charles Philibert, comte De; A Treatise on the Culture, Preparation, History and Analysis of Pastel, or Woad (trans. H. A. S. Dearborn) search
  • Lasteyrie-Dusaillant, Charles Philibert, comte De; Du Pastel, de l’indigotier search
  • woad, blue search