Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Laval, 8 May 1819

To John Laval

May 8. 19.

Th: Jefferson begs leave to add to his letter of May 3. to mr Laval the further request that he will send him a copy of Lempriere’s Classical dictionary, 3 copies of the Orbis pictus Comnenii by Hoole, & 3 copies of the Alvari Prosodia. the two last are school books printed by Swords in N.Y. the whole to be packed with the Diodoro Siculo requested in the l[e]tter of May 3. and sent by water. he salutes mr Laval with respect.

PoC (DLC); on verso of portion of reused address cover to TJ; dateline at foot of text; ink stained; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • A Classical Dictionary (J. Lemprière) search
  • Alvares, Manuel; Prosodia: sive Institutionum Linguæ Latina search
  • books; classical search
  • books; dictionaries search
  • books; on history search
  • books; on natural history search
  • books; school textbooks search
  • Diodorus Siculus; Storia Universale search
  • Hoole, Charles; translatesOrbis Sensualium Pictus (J. A. Komenský [Comenius]) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; orders books search
  • Komenský (Comenius), Jan Amos; Orbis Sensualium Pictus (trans. C. Hoole) search
  • Latin language; study of search
  • Laval, John; and books for TJ search
  • Laval, John; letters to search
  • Lemprière, John; A Classical Dictionary search
  • natural history; books on search
  • Orbis Sensualium Pictus (J. A. Komenský [Comenius]; trans. C. Hoole) search
  • Prosodia: sive Institutionum Linguæ Latina (M. Alvares) search
  • Storia Universale (Diodorus Siculus) search
  • T. & J. Swords (New York publisher) search