Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Smith Barton

botany here is but an object of amusement, a great one indeed and in which all our family mingles more or less. mr Randolph is our leader, and a good one. my mind has been so long ingrossed by other objects, that those I loved most have escaped from it, and none more than botany, whose lodgement is made peculiarly in the memory.

PoC (DLC). Published in PTRJS, 3:181.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Benjamin Smith Barton
Date Range
Date
October 22, 1810
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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