Thomas Jefferson Papers

William F. Gray to Thomas Jefferson, 18 May 1811

From William F. Gray

Fredbg May 18th 1811

Sir

I this day forward to you per stage, a small Box, which Mr Milligan of George Town sent to my care.—With best wishes for its safe arrival

I am with Respect Yours &c.—

Wm F. Gray

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Th. Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 May 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

The box from bookseller Joseph Milligan probably contained four items, the first two of which were published by Milligan: (1) Maria Edgeworth, The Modern Griselda: A Tale (Georgetown, 1810). (2) Edgeworth, Moral Tales for young people, 3 vols. (Georgetown, 1811). (3) Alexander von Humboldt, Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain, 2 vols., trans. John Black (New York, 1811; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 4158). (4) vol. 3 of Alexander Wilson, American Ornithology: or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States, 9 vols. (Philadelphia, 1808–14; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 1022). See account enclosed in Milligan to TJ, 2 Dec. 1811.

Index Entries

  • American Ornithology (A. Wilson) search
  • books; published by J. Milligan search
  • books; sent by J. Milligan search
  • Edgeworth, Maria; Moral Tales for young people search
  • Edgeworth, Maria; The Modern Griselda: A Tale search
  • Essai politique sur le royaume de la Nouvelle-Espagne (Humboldt) search
  • Gray, William F.; and transmission of packages to and from TJ search
  • Gray, William F.; letters from search
  • Humboldt, Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander, Baron von; Essai politique sur le royaume de la Nouvelle-Espagne search
  • Milligan, Joseph; sends books to TJ search
  • Moral Tales for young people (M. Edgeworth) search
  • The Modern Griselda: A Tale (Edgeworth) search
  • Wilson, Alexander; American Ornithology search