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Thomas Jefferson’s Account with Joseph Milligan, [8–10 March 1809]

Account with Joseph Milligan

[8–10 Mar. 1809]

Thomas Jefferson Esqr

1807 To Joseph Milligan
November 7th To 1 Malthus on population—2 vols Calf Gilt $ 8 00
1808
March 8 To 1 Middletons Cicero 3 vols calf Gilt 10 50
To 1 McMahons gardeners calender 3 50
31 To 1 Bells Anatomy plates 4 vols 20 00
To 1 Bartons Botany Boards 6 00
April 30
To Binding
Columbiad calf Gilt 4to $4 00
Agriculture de Serres 2 vols 4to $6 00
Histoire de Pologne 4 vols 8vo 4 00
Ramseys washington—8vo 1 00
Corinne 3 vols 12mo 1 50
Ditto 2 vols 8vo 2 00
Ainsworths Dictionary 2 vols 2 00
Maxime de Tyr 2 vols 2 00
Pharmicopia of Boston 0 50
Societe D,Agriculture 4 vols ½ Bound 2 00
Poudre par Cossigne 0 50
Burrs Trial 0 50
Memoirs Agricoles 1806 0 50
Nautical Almanack 1797 0 50
Connaisance de Tems 0 50
Le Vin par Cossigne 0 50
May 2nd Preface de Ballendenies 0 50 28 50
Life of Cumberland 2 00
7 Coopers Surgery 2 75
Childrens Books as per Bill furnished 7 68
June 13 Spences pamphlet 0 50
July 13 Broughams Speech 0 37½
14 Examination of the conduct of Great1 Britain 0 37½
Amount carried over $90 18
 
[Page 2:]
1808
September 3rd To Binding
State papers 3 vols 8vo—75 $2 25
Ditto 1 vol folio 1 50
Dictionary of the Bible $2 00 $5 75
October 14th Foxes Historical Work 2 50
1809
January Conversations2 on chemistry 2 vols 5 00
Feby 17 Scientific dialogues 6 vols 5 75
24 Binding
American Philosophical Transactions $2 00
Vocabularie Marine de L,Escalies $4 50
Physics ½ Bound 1 50
Poems 1 50
Political 1 50
Louisiana 1 50
Arts 1 00
Commercis de Romani 1 00
Agriculture 1 00
Ship New Jersey 1 00
Political American 2 vols 8vo 1 00
Medecine 0 75
Local 0 75
Political English 1805–7 0 75
Ditto 1808 0 75
Ditto American 1806 0 75
Historical 0 75
Yellow Fever 0 75
Arts 0 75
personal 0 75
Religious 0 75
Agricultural 0 75
Orations 0 50
Natural History 0 50
Military 0 50
Topographical 0 50
Fine Arts 0 50
Gregoire des Negers 0 50      
$28 75 $109 18
 
[Page 3:]
1809
Binding
February 24 To Lastirie du Cottonier 8vo $00 50
Natural Philosophy 00 50
Canals 00 50
Mathematical 00 37½
Commerce 00 37½
Manufacturies 00 25
Societe de Agriculture Vol 10th 00 50
Ecoles Normales Vol 6th 00 50
Foxs History Calf Gilt 1 00
Ludlows Memoirs—Do 3 vols 3 00
Fables 0   50 $36 75
March 8 Binding
Conversations on Chemistry 2 vols $1 50
Batture 1808 0 50
Ditto 4to 1808 0 75
Political 1808 0 50
Embargo 1808 0 50
Louisiana 0 75
Voyage de Humboldt (Boards) 0 50
Hortus Siccus—Crowninshield 0 75
Penmanship Morocco Gilt 1 25
Newspapers 9 vols $22 50
Blue Morocco case 1 50
Letter List 2   00 $33   00
Cr 178 93
By 2 Setts Mrs Warrens American war $12 00
By 2 Maps U States—7 00 14 00 $26   00
$152 93

MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 187:33189–90); in Milligan’s hand; undated; repeated intermediate sums at head of pp. 2–3 omitted; on verso of last page: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr in A/C with Joseph Milligan”; endorsed by TJ.

Joseph Milligan (d. 1834), Georgetown bookseller and binder, succeeded John March’s widow in 1808 as proprietor of the first bookstore in Washington, on M Street. Milligan aspired to be a magazine editor but his 1811 quarterly, the Literary Visitor, lasted only briefly. He operated the Union Circulating Library from his shop in 1815 (Bryan, National Capital description begins Wilhelmus Bogart Bryan, A History of the National Capital: From its Foundation through the Period of the Adoption of the Organic Act, 1914, 2 vols. description ends , 2:336, 589; Washington National Intelligencer, 22 Apr. 1808, 10 Sept. 1834). TJ settled this account with Milligan on 10 Mar. 1809 (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1242).

Further details on the following collections of short works bound by Milligan can be gleaned with reasonable confidence from TJ’s manuscript library catalogue or the printed catalogue of books acquired by the Library of Congress in 1815: physics (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends 1:321); louisiana (bill of 24 Feb. 1809) (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends nos. 3469–74); political english 1805–7 (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends nos. 2809–14); ditto 1808 (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends nos. 3359–64); ditto american 1806 (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends nos. 3348–55); yellow fever (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends nos. 972–8); religious (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends nos. 1679–1706); natural philosophy (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends nos. 3770–9); canals (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends nos. 1233–6); batture 1808 (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 3484); ditto 4to 1808 (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends nos. 3485–92); embargo 1808 (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends nos. 3448–64); louisiana (bill of 8 Mar. 1809) (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends nos. 3475–83).

1Manuscript: “Geat.”

2Manuscript: “Convesations.”

Index Entries

  • A free translation of the Preface to Bellendenus, containing animated strictures on the great political characters of the present time (Parr) search
  • agriculture; books on search
  • A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second (C. J. Fox) search
  • Ainsworth, Robert; Latin and English Dictionary abridged search
  • American Philosophical Society; Transactions search
  • American State Papers and Public Documents search
  • anatomy; books on search
  • Anatomy of the Human Body (John Bell) search
  • An Essay on the principle of population (T. R. Malthus) search
  • An Inquiry into the Causes and Consequences of the Orders in Council (Baring) search
  • astronomy; books on search
  • Baring, Alexander, first Baron Ashburton; An Inquiry into the Causes and Consequences of the Orders in Council search
  • Barlow, Joel; The Columbiad search
  • Barton, Benjamin Smith; Elements of Botany search
  • Batture Sainte Marie; TJ receives books on search
  • Bell, John (surgeon); Anatomy of the Human Body search
  • Bellenden, William (Bellendenus); A Free Translation of the Preface to Bellendenus (ed. S. Parr) search
  • Bible; dictionary of search
  • books; bound for TJ search
  • books; on mathematics search
  • books; purchased from J. Milligan search
  • Boston, Mass.; pharmacopoeia of search
  • Britain Independent of Commerce; or, Proofs, Deducted from an Investigation into the True Causes of the Wealth of Nations (Spence) search
  • Brougham, Henry Peter, Baron Brougham and Vaux; The Speech of Henry Brougham, Esq. before the House of Commons search
  • Brown, John; Dictionary of the Holy Bible search
  • Burr, Aaron (1756–1836); Trial of Col. Aaron Burr search
  • canals; books on search
  • Charpentier de Cossigny, Joseph François; Observations sur “L’art de faire le vin,” search
  • Charpentier de Cossigny, Joseph François; Recherches physiques et chimiques sur la Fabrication de la Poudre à Canon search
  • chemistry; books on search
  • children; books for search
  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius; C. Middleton’s life of search
  • Connaissance des Temps: ou, des Mouvements célestes à l’usage des astronomes et des navigateurs search
  • Conversations on Chemistry: in which the elements of that science are familiarly explained (J. H. Marcet) search
  • Cooper, Samuel; The first lines of the practice of surgery search
  • Corinne ou l’Italie (Staël-Holstein) search
  • Crowninshield, Jacob; Hortus Siccus search
  • Cumberland, Richard; Memoirs written by himself search
  • De La Littérature des Nègres (Grégoire) search
  • Del Commercio de’ Romani Dalla prima Guerra Punica (Mengotti) search
  • Dictionary of the Holy Bible (Brown) search
  • Dissertations de Maxime de Tyr, philosophe platonicien (Maximus of Tyre) search
  • Du Cotonnier et de sa Culture (C. P. De Lasteyrie) search
  • Elements of Botany (B. S. Barton) search
  • Embargo Act (1807); works on search
  • Examination of the Memorial of the Owners and Underwriters of the American Ship the New Jersey search
  • fables; TJ receives books of search
  • Fox, Charles James; A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second search
  • Garnett, John; Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris search
  • Great Britain; An Inquiry into the Causes and Consequences of the Orders in Council (Baring) search
  • Great Britain; political works on search
  • Grégoire, Henri; De la Littérature des Nègres search
  • Histoire de l’Anarchie de Pologne, et du Démembrement de Cette République (Rulhière) search
  • history; works on, bound for TJ search
  • History of the Life of Marcus Tullius Cicero (Middleton) search
  • History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution (Warren) search
  • Hortus Siccus (Crowninshield) search
  • Humboldt, Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander, Baron von; Voyage aux régions équinoxiales du nouveau continent search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; TJ’s personal search
  • Joyce, Jeremiah; Scientific Dialogues, intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People search
  • Lasteyrie Dusaillant, Charles Philibert, comte De; Du Cotonnier et de sa Culture search
  • Latin and English Dictionary abridged (R. Ainsworth) search
  • Lescallier, Daniel; Vocabulaire des Termes de Marine Anglais et Français search
  • Le Théâtre d’Agriculture et Mesnage des Champs (O. de Serres) search
  • libraries; TJ’s personal search
  • Louisiana (Spanish and French colony); pamphlets on search
  • Ludlow, Edmund; Memoirs search
  • Malthus, Thomas Robert; An Essay on the principle of population search
  • manufacturing, household; books on search
  • maps; of U.S. search
  • Marcet, Jane Haldimand; Conversations on Chemistry: in which the elements of that science are familiarly explained search
  • March, John search
  • Massachusetts; Medical Society search
  • mathematics; books on search
  • Maximus of Tyre; Dissertations de Maxime de Tyr, philosophe platonicien search
  • McMahon, Bernard; The American Gardener’s Calendar search
  • medicine; works on, bound for TJ search
  • Mémoires Agricoles de 1806 search
  • Mémoires de la Société d’Agriculture du département de la Seine; bound by J. Milligan search
  • Memoirs (E. Ludlow) search
  • Memoirs written by himself (R. Cumberland) search
  • Mengotti, Francesco; Del Commercio de’ Romani Dalla prima Guerra Punica search
  • Middleton, Conyers; History of the Life of Marcus Tullius Cicero search
  • military; TJ receives books on search
  • Milligan, Joseph; account with TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; binds books for TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; identified search
  • natural history; TJ receives books on search
  • natural philosophy; binding of TJ’s books on search
  • New Jersey (ship) search
  • newspapers; bound for TJ search
  • Observations sur “L’art de faire le vin” (Charpentier de Cossigny) search
  • Parr, Samuel; A free translation of the Preface to Bellendenus, containing animated strictures on the great political characters of the present time search
  • penmanship; books on search
  • Pharmacopoeia of the Massachusetts Medical Society search
  • physics; TJ’s pamphlets on bound search
  • poetry; works of, bound for TJ search
  • Poland; history of search
  • politics; works on, bound for TJ search
  • Ramsay, David; The Life of George Washington search
  • Recherches physiques et chimiques sur la Fabrication de la Poudre à Canon (Charpentier de Cossigny) search
  • religion; works on, bound for TJ search
  • Rulhière, Claude Carloman de; Histoire de l’Anarchie de Pologne search
  • Scientific Dialogues, intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People (J. Joyce); bound by J. Milligan search
  • Séances des Écoles Normales, recueillies par des Sténographes et revues par les Professeurs search
  • Serres, Olivier de; Le Théâtre d’Agriculture et Mesnage des Champs search
  • Société d’agriculture du département de la Seine; books by search
  • Société d’agriculture du département de la Seine; Mémoires search
  • Spence, William; Britain Independent of Commerce: or, Proofs, Deducted from an Investigation into the True Causes of the Wealth of Nations search
  • Staël Holstein, Anne Louise Germaine Necker, baronne de; Corinne ou l’Italie search
  • The American Gardener’s Calendar (B. McMahon) search
  • The Columbiad (Barlow) search
  • The first lines of the practice of surgery (Cooper) search
  • The Life of George Washington (Ramsay) search
  • The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris (J. Garnett); bound by J. Milligan search
  • The Speech of Henry Brougham, Esq. before the House of Commons (Brougham) search
  • topography; works on, bound for TJ search
  • Trial of Col. Aaron Burr (Burr) search
  • United States; political works on, bound for TJ search
  • Vocabulaire des Termes de Marine Anglais et Français (Lescallier) search
  • Voyage aux régions équinoxiales du nouveau continent (Humboldt) search
  • Warren, Mercy Otis; History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution search
  • yellow fever; tracts on search