Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Harris Jones, 2 December 1825

Charlottesville 2nd Decr 1825

To the Rector of the University of Virginia

In respectfully soliciting the Office of Librarian to the U. of V. allow me to state, that I am acquainted with the classification of works adopted in the Colleges at Oxford & Cambridge as well as in the Library of the British Museum—

I have studied most of the modern languages & althro’ from the want of practice for several years I do not consider myself master of any one, my knowledge is sufficient for arranging the Books & I feel confident I shall make myself proficient in them, during the ensuing session, under Dr Bläettermann

If no person has yet been appointed, I will make out a statement of the different Classes of Books, & place under each head the names of some Authors most celebrated in the different branches & with your permission submit it to your inspection—in order that you may form a correct opinion of what my abilities are for filling the station

I have the honour to be With the greatest respect Your Obedient Humble Serv

Wm Harris Jones


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