Thomas Jefferson Papers

Fernagus De Gelone to Thomas Jefferson, 28 January 1819

From Fernagus De Gelone

New York January–28. 1819.


 I had no copy of Euler’s Algebra, when I Sent you the last box in the beginning of this month. I found one per chance this morning in private hands … 2 8vo in boards. $.4.50.
 I received yesterday the honour of your letter with a note of $20. which was too much by 2 dollars. 2.00.

I Send you per mail this day the 1rst vol. of Euler’s Algebra, and next week the 2ond Shall be Sent. I Still owe you the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th vol. of Tacitus.

As to any good translation of Eschylus and Sophocles, I have none and Know none in town. I will try to procure them here or from Europe.

I am most respectfully Sir Your most humble obedient Servant

fernagus De Gelone.

RC (MHi); ellipsis in original; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Feb. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to James H. McCulloch, 7 Feb. 1820, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticelo. Milton Va”; franked; postmarked New York, 28 Jan.

Index Entries

  • Aeschylus; works of search
  • books; classical search
  • books; on mathematics search
  • Dureau de la Malle, Jean Baptiste; translatesTacite (Tacitus) search
  • Élémens d’Algèbre (L. Euler; trans. J. G. Garnier) search
  • Euler, Leonhard; Élémens d’Algèbre (trans. J. G. Garnier) search
  • Fernagus De Gelone, Jean Louis; letters from search
  • Fernagus De Gelone, Jean Louis; TJ orders books from search
  • Garnier, Jean Guillaume; translatesÉlémens d’Algèbre (L. Euler) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • mathematics; books on search
  • Sophocles; works of search
  • Tacite (Tacitus; trans. J. B. Dureau de la Malle) search
  • Tacitus; Tacite (trans. J. B. Dureau de la Malle) search