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Thomas Jefferson

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Library Information
Library date
1826-07-04
Location
Library size (titles)
5611 to date
Library size (volumes)
Sources
Reconstruction of books owned at Shadwell (destroyed by fire 1 February 1770); books inherited from his father Peter Jefferson, acquired by Jefferson prior to 1770, &c.
Manuscript catalog; "1783 Catalog". Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts, Massachusetts Historical Society. A subset, books owned as of March 1783, has been reconstructed and transcribed here (c. 1770s-1812)
Manuscript catalog; "1789 Catalog". Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts, Massachusetts Historical Society. Books purchased by Jefferson while in Europe. Transcription available here (1789)
E. Millicent Sowerby, The Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson. Library of Congress (1952-1959). Books sold by Jefferson to Congress (1815)
Manuscript list; Philip Nicholas Trist, List of Books sold by Thomas Jefferson to Congress, 1815 (1823). Published as James Gilreath and Douglas L. Wilson, Thomas Jefferson’s Library: A Catalog with the Entries in His Own Order. Library of Congress (1989).
Library notes
Links
Provenance marks
Typically penned a "T" adjacent to the I signature mark and a "J" next to the T signature mark
Legacy categories
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Contributors
Entity Information
Date of birth
1743-04-13
Date of death
1826-07-04
Gender
male
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Legacy connections
Carr, Dabney (brother-in-law)
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