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George Ticknor to Thomas Jefferson, 10 July 1816

From George Ticknor

Göttingen July 10. 1816.

Dear Sir,

The vessel, which carries this to my father, carries him also for you the following books—

   Homerus Heyne  8. 8vo.
Virgilius Heyne  4. 8vo.
Æschylus Schultz  3. 8vo.
Juvenalis Ruperti  2. 8vo.
Tacitus Oberlini  4. 8vo
21. 8vo —cost $35.55.

This sum, with the charges my father will pay on it in Boston, you can, as may be most convenient—to you repay to him there or to me—in Paris, or in any other1 way you may designate.—I send them unbound, because binding here is expensive & poor—and you will observe that I have used the Virgil a little, as I send you my own copy, rather than lose a good opportunity by waiting for the one I ordered for you above two months since but which has not yet arrived.

Loesner’s Hesiod is not to be had here, but I shall probably be able to pick it up somewhere—

Coray’s editions are so dear here that I think you would prefer to have me purchase them in Paris, which I shall do unless you direct otherwise

I hesitate about purchasing the German Herodotus, till I know, whether Mr. Warden has purchased the Oxford one.—

These are all the books mentioned in your’s of Feb. 8. which I received April 19.—

When you have looked through these, I think you will like the German editions, & if you should think proper to order any more of them in the course of the winter, I can without inconvenience, send them with my own books, which I shall in ye spring2 forward from here through Hamburg.—At any rate, I must in the spring of 1817 be in Paris & in the winter of 1818–19 in Florence, Rome, & Naples—and whatever commissions you or Col. Randolph may have that I can execute in France or Italy, I shall do with great pleasure & ease,—as I shall be continually purchasing & sending out books for myself.—

I remain, with great respect, Yrs. etc.

Geo: Ticknor.

RC (MHi); at head of text: “No. VII.”; endorsed by TJ as received 21 Nov. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. PrC (MHi); edge trimmed; endorsed by TJ as received 12 Dec. 1816. Enclosed in Elisha Ticknor to TJ, 1 Nov. 1816.

1Manuscript: “othe.”

2Preceding three words added in margin.

Index Entries

  • Aeschyli Tragoediae Quae Supersunt ac Deperditarum Fragmenta (Aeschylus; ed. C. G. Schütz) search
  • Aeschylus; Aeschyli Tragoediae Quae Supersunt ac Deperditarum Fragmenta (ed. C. G. Schütz) search
  • books; classical search
  • classics; G. Ticknor on editions of search
  • Coray, Adamantios; works of search
  • Cordelia (ship) search
  • D. Iunii Iuvenalis Aquinatis Satirae XVI (Juvenal; ed. G. A. Ruperti) search
  • Germany; scholarship in search
  • Herodoti Musae sive Historiarum Libri IX (Herodotus; ed. J. Schweighaeuser) search
  • Herodotus; Herodoti Musae sive Historiarum Libri IX (ed. J. Schweighaeuser) search
  • Herodotus; Oxford edition of search
  • Hesiod (Greek poet); Hesiodi Ascraei Quae Exstant (ed. C. F. Loesner) search
  • Hesiodi Ascraei Quae Exstant (Hesiod; ed. C. F. Loesner) search
  • Heyne, Christian Gottlob; editsThe Iliad (Homer) search
  • Heyne, Christian Gottlob; edits Virgil search
  • Homer; C. G. Heyne edition ofIliad search
  • Iliad (Homer); C. G. Heyne’s edition of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Juvenal; D. Iunii Iuvenalis Aquinatis Satirae XVI (ed. G. A. Ruperti) search
  • Loesner, Christoph Friedrich; editsHesiodi Ascraei Quae Exstant (Hesiod) search
  • Oberlin, Jeremias Jakob; edition of Tacitus by search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); mentioned search
  • Ruperti, Georg Alexander; editsD. Iunii Iuvenalis Aquinatis Satirae XVI (Juvenal) search
  • Schütz, Christian Gottfried; editsAeschyli Tragoediae Quae Supersunt ac Deperditarum Fragmenta (Aeschylus) search
  • Schweighaeuser, Johannes; editsHerodoti Musae sive Historiarum Libri IX (Herodotus) search
  • Tacitus; J. J. Oberlin edition of search
  • Ticknor, Elisha; and books for TJ search
  • Ticknor, George; and books for TJ search
  • Ticknor, George; letters from search
  • Ticknor, George; travels of search
  • Virgil; C. G. Heyne edition of search
  • Warden, David Bailie; and books for TJ search