James Ogilvie

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James Ogilvie (1773 – 1820) was a Scottish-born teacher and orator, and the tutor of Thomas Jefferson's grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph.[1] Jefferson gave two titles from the Wythe library to Ogilvie.

Wythe Books Given to Ogilvie by Thomas Jefferson

The list below was adapted from the "Library of George Wythe" in the Thomas Jefferson Libraries project on the website for Monticello.[2]

Detail of page two from Jefferson's inventory of books received from George Wythe's estate, September, 1806. This list indicates which volumes Jefferson intended to give to James Ogilvie. Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Mr. Ogilvie
Mathematiques de Bezout. 3d. & 4th. vols. 8vo.
Ciceronis opera. notis varior. 9.v. 4to.

See also


  1. Endrina Tay & Jeremy Dibbell, "Reconstructing a Lost Library: George Wythe's 'Legacie' to President Thomas Jefferson, Tales from the Vault, Common-Place, Jan. 2009, http://www.common-place.org/vol-10/no-02/tales.
  2. "Library of George Wythe", Thomas Jefferson Libraries, Monticello, accessed July 2, 2013, http://tjlibraries.monticello.org/transcripts/wythelibrary/2.html. For the manuscript version, see "Inventory of the Books Received by Thomas Jefferson from the Estate of George Wythe, Circa September, 1806", Massachusetts Historical Society, accessed July 2, 2013, http://www.masshist.org/database/doc-viewer.php?item_id=1768.

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