Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Henry Guegan, 4 November 1820

To Henry Guegan

Monticello Nov. 4. 20.


The box of books came to hand yesterday, safely and in good order, and I shall immediately write to Capt Bernard Peyton, my correspondent in Richmond, to remit you the sum of 43 D–50 C, as in this inland situation we have no course of Exchange but thro’ Richmond. I was gratified by the Catalogue of classical books, as it makes known to me some editions which I had not before known of. I presume you have no more of it than stated in your printed catalogue. I find the Patres Graeci & Romani to contain but a part of the Corpus patrum, and too dear for the present difficult times. I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Mr Henry Guegan”; endorsed by TJ. Mistakenly recorded in SJL as a letter of 3 Nov. 1820.

Index Entries

  • books; classical search
  • Christianity; works on search
  • currency; exchange of search
  • Greek language; works in search
  • Guegan, Henry (Louis Henri Guégan); and books for TJ search
  • Guegan, Henry (Louis Henri Guégan); letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; catalogues from booksellers search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Latin language; works in search
  • Oberthür, Franz; editsOpera Omnia Sanctorum Patrum Græcorum search
  • Oberthür, Franz; editsOpera Omnia Sanctorum Patrum Latinorum search
  • Opera Omnia Sanctorum Patrum Græcorum (ed. F. Oberthür) search
  • Opera Omnia Sanctorum Patrum Latinorum (ed. F. Oberthür) search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search