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Status: Completed
Type: Real
Size: Huge (1001+)

Thomas Jefferson

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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).
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Typically penned a "T" adjacent to the I signature mark and an "I" next to the T signature mark
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Carr, Dabney (brother-in-law)
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