Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Fernagus De Gelone, 22 January 1819

To Fernagus De Gelone

Monticello Jan. 22. 19


Your favor of the 7th is recieved, and by that I percieve I am 18.D. in your debt, and therefore inclose you a 20.D. bill, the surplus of which may go into account.

I observe that l’Algebre d’Euler is not mentioned in your account. is this an omission of the account, or that the book has not been sent? you will find it mentioned in my letter of Nov. 16. in mr Belair’s of Nov. 26. and finally in mine of Dec. 9. if you have not sent it, and still have a copy I shall be glad to reci[eve]1 it by mail, only observing now as always never to send a larger book than an 8vo by mail, nor more than one volume in a week, not to overburthen our village mail.

I had from you the last year a French translation of Euripides. in the report of the Institute to Napoleon (in Feb. 1808. I believe it was) M. Dacier mentions with approbation a translation of Aeschyle which I should be glad to get if you have it, and als[o] one of Sophocles if there be a good one in prose. in Kestleoot’s notes on that discourse (chez Immerzeel. Hollande 1809) you will see the Aeschylus mentioned.   I salute you with esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John H. Cocke to TJ, 20 Oct. 1818; edge trimmed; at foot of text: “M. Fernagus de Gelone”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL with additional bracketed notation “20.D.”

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Index Entries

  • Aeschylus; works of search
  • Belair, Lewis Descoins; as bookseller search
  • books; classical search
  • books; on mathematics search
  • Dacier, Bon Joseph; on classical translations search
  • Discours sur les Progrès des Sciences, Lettres et Arts (ed. J. L. Kesteloot) search
  • Élémens d’Algèbre (L. Euler; trans. J. G. Garnier) search
  • Euler, Leonhard; Élémens d’Algèbre (trans. J. G. Garnier) search
  • Euripides; Les Tragédies d’Euripide (trans. P. Prévost) search
  • Fernagus De Gelone, Jean Louis; letters to search
  • Fernagus De Gelone, Jean Louis; TJ orders books from search
  • Fernagus De Gelone, Jean Louis; TJ’s account with search
  • Garnier, Jean Guillaume; translatesÉlémens d’Algèbre (L. Euler) search
  • Institut de France; Discours sur les Progrès des Sciences, Lettres et Arts (ed. J. L. Kesteloot) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Kesteloot, Jacob Lodewijk; editsDiscours sur les Progrès des Sciences, Lettres et Arts search
  • Les Tragédies d’Euripide (Euripides; trans. P. Prévost) search
  • Prévost, Pierre; translatesLes Tragédies d’Euripide (Euripides) search
  • Sophocles; works of search