Adamantios Koraes

Adamantios Koraes (1748-1833), or Adamantios Coray (as Thomas Jefferson called him) was a Greek intellectual and author who corresponded with Jefferson during the last few years of his life. Jefferson also owned several works and translations by Koraes.

Correspondence

The following are letters to, from, or mentioning Koraes in Thomas Jefferson's correspondence:

  • George Ticknor to Thomas Jefferson, April 23, 1816.  Recipient's copy at the Library of Congress.
  • Thomas Jefferson to Nicholas Gouin Dufief, April 11, 1817.  Polygraph copy at the Library of Congress.
  • Frères De Bure to Thomas Jefferson, [October 23], 1817.  Manuscript at Massachusetts Historical Society.
  • Adamantios Koraes to Thomas Jefferson, July 10, 1823. Recipient's copy at the Library of Congress.
  • Thomas Jefferson to Adamantios Koraes, October 31, 1823. Recipient's copy and draft at the Library of Congress; also published in L&B, 15:480-90.
  • Thomas Jefferson to David Bailie Warden, October 31, 1823.  Recipient's copy at Maryland Historical Society, David Bailie Warden Papers; draft at the Library of Congress.
  • Adamantios Koraes to Thomas Jefferson, [December 28, 1823]. Recipient's copy at the Library of Congress.
  • Thomas Jefferson to Edward Everett, March 27, 1824.  Recipient's copy at Massachusetts Historical Society; file copy at the Library of Congress; also available in L&B, 16: 20-22.
  • Adamantios Koraes to Thomas Jefferson, January 30, 1825. Recipient's copy at the Library of Congress.

Works by Koraes in Jefferson's Libraries

  • Aristotelis Ethica Nichomachia. Coray. Paris. 1822. Gr. 8 vo.
  • Aristotelis Politica. Gr. Coray. 8 vo. Paris 1821[1]
  • Faceties d'Hieroclés. Gr. Fr. de Coray. Paris. 1812. 8 vo.
  • Hippocrate des airs, des eaux, et des lieux, la loi d'Hippocrate et le Medecin de Galen. 8 vo. Gr. Fr. du Coray.[2]
  • [Beccaria dei delitti e delle pene] translated into modern Greek by Coray. Paris 1823. 8 vo.
  • Onesandri strategicos. Gr. Fr. Coray. 8. Paris. 1822.

- Anna Berkes, September 2008

Further Sources

 

Footnotes

  • 1. Among the last books that Jefferson was reading or intending to read at the time of his death, according to Nicholas P. Trist.  Jefferson's copy of this work is currently at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  See the record for this book in LibraryThing.
  • 2. Jefferson's copy of this work is currently at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  See the record for this book in LibraryThing.

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