Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Steele, 25 May 1819

To John Steele

Monticello May 25. 19.


Mr Beasley our Consul at Havre informs me he has by the brig John Burgwin Capt Perry bound to Philadelphia forwarded for me to your address a box of seeds from the King’s garden of plants, and the object of these courtesies being a more general distribution of useful things, I ask the favor of you to deliver the box to mr McMahon or whoever else is the successor to the garden of mr McMahon decd of Philadelphia, to whom I formerly sent such things. I salute you with great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Joseph C. Cabell to TJ, 21 Jan. 1819; at foot of text: “John Steele esq.”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL with bracketed notation: “box of seeds to McMahon.”

Index Entries

  • Beasley, Reuben Gaunt; consul at Le Havre search
  • France; gardens in search
  • gardens; in Philadelphia search
  • gardens; Jardin des Plantes search
  • Jardin des plantes et Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle; seeds from search
  • John Burgwin (brig) search
  • McMahon, Bernard; TJ sends seeds to search
  • McMahon, Thomas Paine; TJ sends seeds to search
  • Perry, Charles (ship captain) search
  • Philadelphia; gardens in search
  • seeds; sent by TJ search
  • seeds; sent to TJ search
  • Steele, John (1758–1827); and packages for TJ search
  • Steele, John (1758–1827); forwards seeds search
  • Steele, John (1758–1827); letters to search