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Th: Jefferson returns to mr Girardin the Prospectus of his work to which he becomes willingly a subscriber. his plan will enable him to embrace objects and circumstances certainly very interesting to the American reader, and the Prospectus itself evidences that the work will be well executed. he presents to mr Girardin his salutations & respects. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
The bearer hereof, T. Jefferson Randolph , my grandson, proceeds to Richmond with a view to enter as a student in the academy at that place under your care. having been taught Latin & French (the former however not as perfectly as should be) he passed a year at Philadelphia , attending courses of lectures in Botany, Natural history, Anatomy & Surgery. our object in sending him to your academy...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Gerardin Girardin & is sorry he cannot furnish him the Early York cabbage seed. he has ceased to cultivate it because the seed cannot be raised in this country. he sends him some green curled Savoy cabbage, the only kind he has. he sends him also some Malta Kale which he recieved from that island and finds preferable to t either the Scotch or...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to M. Girardin and his regrets that his garden is so bare of kitchen herbs as to have but a single plant of sage, & that stripped of it’s leaves: he has no translation of Quinctilian. Bonne’s Atlas is sent by the bearer. P.S. T. Jefferson Randolph is in Richmond , but expected home daily. RC ( PPAmP : Thomas Jefferson Papers); dateline above postscript;...
According to your request of the other day, I send you my formula and explanation of L d Napier’s theorem for the solution of right angled Spherical triangles. with you I think it strange that the French mathematicians have not used, or noticed, this method more than they have done. Montucla , in his account of Lord Napier’s inventions, expresses a like surprise at this fact, and does justice...
Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to M r Girardin for the Sabots, which will be of real value to him. he sends him all the Tomata seed he has. he had rode out when mr Girardin ’s note came, or it should have been then sent. it should be planted immediately. RC ( PPAmP : Thomas Jefferson Papers); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “M r Girardin.” Not recorded in SJL . mr girardin’s note is not...
Before I went to Bedford I asked the favor of you to let me know the amount of my debt to you for the books you were so kind as to let me have, which was referred however until my return. on my return I found you had left the neighborhood; but the hope that some remnant of business might give us the pleasure of seeing you soon, occasioned me to wait a while. but finding that gratification...
I send you by the bearer the parallel ruler you desired and return the catalogue you were so kind as to leave with me. I find on it the following books which I shall be glad to purchase whenever you decide on the disposing of your library. to wit. Tertullianus 1.v. 16 o Charron . Virey . Thornton’s family Herbal. Modern Gr. & Ital. dictionary. Conciones ex Histor. Lat. excerptae & Clarke’s...
I send you the 1 st vol. of Tucker ’s Blackstone & the 1 st & 2 d of Botta . I think I have nothing on the fi Revolutionary finances which answers your view except the Article ‘Etats Unis’ of the Encyclopedie, which article I have seperately
Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to mr Gerardin Girardin for the two plants of Cape Jessamine which are very acceptable, and will hold himself accountable for the price. he returns the copy of Tacitus having precisely the same edition in his petit-format library in Bedford , and if mr Girardin thinks it can go safely by post to mr Anderson , he will cover it by his frank. he has the identical...