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Jefferson's Notes of a Northern Tour in 1791 by Lucia S. Goodwin, (November 1981), E332.2 .A5 1981N

Identifier: id3548

Scope and Contents

In the midst of 1791’s draining political duties as George Washington’s Secretary of State, Jefferson took a month-long journey north with James Madison for "health, recreation and curiosity." During his travels Jefferson studied the Hessian fly for the American Philosophical Society committee and took descriptive but unscientific notes on the flora (such as the sugar maple and other trees), fauna, and bodies of water featured in each area they visited in New York, Vermont, and Connecticut. In Middletown Connecticut, he observed and made note of a wheel and axle for drawing water.


  • E332.2 .A5 1981N


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From the Collection: English

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