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To James Madison from Charles Stuart Waugh, 8 September 1817

From Charles Stuart Waugh

8th. Septer. 1817

Dear Sir.

If it is not giving you too much trouble, it will be doing me a great Kindness to be favoured with the loan of Hook;1 and I thank you extremely for your friendly offer. I have taken the liberty of sending you a Chemico, Agricultural work by Sir, Humphrey Davy.2 If it is new to you, you will be pleased with it. I have been told that you are devoted to the subject embraced in this work. I have the honor to be, Sir, yr friend, and respectfull Humble Servant

Charles Stuart Waugh

RC (DLC). Addressed to JM at Montpelier and marked “To the care of Doctr. Grymes.”

1The request might have been for Robert Hooke, Micrographia; or, Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses; with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon (London, 1767). Stan. V. Henkels Catalogue No. 821 (9 May 1899), part VI, item 243, listed this volume in their collection of books from the library of James and Dolley Madison.

2The book was probably a copy of Sir Humphry Davy’s Elements of Agricultural Chemistry, in a Course of Lectures for the Board of Agriculture (New York, 1815; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 34539).

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