Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Constantine S. Rafinesque to University of Virginia Board of Visitors, 16 September 1819


Constantine S. Rafinesque to University of Virginia Board of Visitors

Lexington Ky 16th Septr 1819.


I beg leave to offer myself as a Candidate for the Professorship of Natural History (in all its branches, such as Botany, Zoology, Mineralogy & Geology:) in your University, whenever such an appointment shall be made.

I am respectfully
Gentlemen Your most humble Servt
C. S. Rafinesque
{ Professor of Botany & Natural history in the Transylvania University &c
{ Member of the Royal Institute of Naples, the Italian Society of Arts & Sciences, the Literary & philosophical Society of Newyork, the historical Society of Newyork, the Lyceum of Natural history of Newyork, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia&c
{  Author of the Analysis of Nature; the New Genera of Sicilian Animals & Plants, the Mirror of Sciences, the flora of Louisiana &c

RC (ViU: TJP); on verso of address cover of covering letter; between dateline and salutation: “To the Trustees of the Central University of Virginia.”

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