Notes on Letters from François D’Ivernois
[19–23 Feb. 1795]
- No. 7. Nov. 11. 94.
- No. 1. pa. 3.26. professors in Coll. Geneva having public salaries.
- Mouchon. Presidt. appointed by Encyclopedists to make Analytical table that work
- Senebier. libraria. commentaries on Spalanzani.
- works in Nat. Phil. and Meteorology.
- translator of the Greek tragedians
- Pictet. Natl. philos.
- (a) Bertrand &c.
- requires annual revenue of 15,000 D.
- this is not only for the professors of the university
- but for masters of a preparatory college for the studies of the University
- and of another, of common education, gratuitous.
Bertrand mathematics, inferior to none but La Grange. L’Huillier
- instead of the revenue, he proposes
- that lands shall be appropriated = the capital represented by 15,000.D.
- Genevans agricoles will buy the lands and deposit the money.
- the University to be in the center of the lands.
- he is preparing to obtain actionnaires for 100,000.£. sterl. = 450,000 D.
- of which 300,000.D. to be paid for the lands.
- 150,000. to be reserved by the actionnaires pour defrichemens &c.
- the professorships, at Geneva, of Astronomy, medicine, anatomy, chemistry, botany, history, law of nations &c. were not salaried by public
MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 98: 16725); entirely in TJ’s hand; undated.
TJ undoubtedly prepared these notes on François D’Ivernois’s letters to him of 5 Sep. and 11 Nov. 1794, the latter of which he received on 19 Feb. 1795, in preparation for his letter to George Washington of 23 Feb. 1795.