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Nicholas Gouin Dufief letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16676

Content Description

This collection contains a letter from Dufief about discounts for his 4th edition of "Nature Displayed in Her Mode of Teaching Language to Man" to the bookselling firm Beers & Howe in New Haven, Connecticut. This letter was written to find subscriptions for a new printing, and a fourth edition was published in 1820.It is folded for mailing with the address and return address on verso.

Dates

  • October 19, 1816

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for Research.

Biographical / Historical

Nicholas Gouin Dufief (1776-1834) was born in France and emigrated to Phladelphia in 1893 where he established himself as a bookseller and publisher. He opened a bookshop in 1801 and became Thomas Jefferson's bookseller and friend. Dufief consulted with Jefferson as he was conceiving his idea for "Nature Displayed." Jefferson was mentioned twice in the first edition of "Nature Displayed."

Extent

.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter size folder)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from L and T Respess Books by the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia on March 15, 2022.
Title
Guide to the Nicholas Gouin Dufief letter
Author
Rose Oliveira, Accessioning Archivist
Date
31 March 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States