Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Cook, 21 May 1818

To John Cook

Monticello May 21. 18.

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments and his thanks to Mr Cook for the No of mr Frend’s Astronomical amusements of 1818. which he has been so kind as to send him. he has looked over it with pleasure, and considers it as an instructive publication for many who have not time to devote to a more serious study of the subject. he salutes mr Cook with respect.

PoC (MHi); on verso of an unrelated cover sheet, in an unidentified hand, which reads “Thomas Jefferson Acct with William Watson Bal $111.29”; dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ.

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  • astronomy; books on search
  • books; on astronomy search
  • Cook, John; and W. Frend’sEvening Amusements search
  • Cook, John; letter to search
  • Evening Amusements; or, the Beauty of the Heavens Displayed (W. Frend) search
  • Frend, William; Evening Amusements; or, the Beauty of the Heavens Displayed search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with W. Watson search
  • Watson, William; account with TJ search