From Imbert de la Platière
Paris [Apr. 1788]. Is sending TJ the first volume of “L’histoire Générale des femmes des nations les plus inconnues” which follows naturally “la Galerie universelle des hommes Célèbres” for which TJ had subscribed. If, after reading this first number, TJ approves of it, he hopes he will be allowed to send the successive issues as they appear each month.
RC (DLC); 2 p.; in French; endorsed. Without date, which has been supplied from an entry in SJL Index for a letter received “88 Apr.” Enclosure: Probably La Belle Laure, amante de Pétrarque,Paris, 1787, the first of La Platière’s biographies of women (B. N. Cat., under Imbert de la Platière; see also La Platière to TJ, 22 Dec. 1787; Sowerby No. 149).