Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Vaughan to Thomas Jefferson, 21 November 1815

From John Vaughan

Philada Nov. 21st 1815

D sir

I have recd a letter from Cathalan 8 Sep. & 2 Octr Mess Peregaux had remitted to Mr C. 1056 fs being 528100 per Dollar for Mr Girards credit of 200$ which sum is passed to your credit by Mr S. Cathalan—He had receieved no letter from you, but referring to what he had Sent you from 7 to 9 Years ago he was preparing to Send you a Small Stock of wines by the first American Vessel bound to the Cheseapeak, Phil. or New York, of which he requests I would advise You & Mr Girard—I forwarded a Catalogue1 of Books Selected by Mr Ticknor & Mr Everett on the Continent & sent to Boston, where they are to be Sold the 20 Decr—They were at Gœtingen 4 Sep. Studying German & feeling Confident that in a few weeks they should be able to attend the German Lectures—

I remain Your obt serv &c

Jn Vaughan

RC (MHi); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Dec. 1815 and so recorded in SJL; with TJ’s additional notation on verso listing the subjects of his response: “books Cathalan Leghorn.”

The catalogue of books selected for sale by George Ticknor and Edward Everett was Books, Rare, Curious, Elegant and Valuable, in the departments of the Classicks, Civil Law, History, Criticism, Belles Lettres and Theology, for sale at auction, in Boston, 20 December, 1815 (Boston, 1815).

1Manuscript: “Catalogoue.”

Index Entries

  • Books, Rare, Curious, Elegant and Valuable … for sale at auction, in Boston, 20 December, 1815 search
  • books; auctions of search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); and wine for TJ search
  • Everett, Edward; books sold by search
  • Everett, Edward; travels to Europe search
  • Germany; education in search
  • Girard, Stephen; and TJ’s lines of credit search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; catalogues from booksellers search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from S. Cathalan search
  • Perregaux, Laffitte & Compagnie (Paris firm); and TJ’s lines of credit in France search
  • schools and colleges; University of Göttingen search
  • Ticknor, George; books sold by search
  • Ticknor, George; travels of search
  • Vaughan, John; and TJ’s lines of credit in Europe search
  • Vaughan, John; letters from search
  • wine; TJ orders from S. Cathalan search