The Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827
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|Title:||The Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1827|
|Description:||The complete Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 27,000 documents. This is the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world. Document types in the collection as a whole include correspondence, commonplace books, financial account books, and manuscript volumes. The collection is organized into ten series or groupings, ranging in date from 1606 to 1827. Correspondence, memoranda, notes, and drafts of documents make up two-thirds of the Papers and document Jefferson's activities as a delegate to the second Continental Congress; his drafting of the Declaration of Independence, June-July 1776; his position as governor of Virginia, 1779-81; his return to Congress as a representative, 1783-84; and his appointment as minister plenipotentiary in Europe and then minister to the Court of Louis XVI, succeeding Benjamin Franklin, 1784-89. Well documented are his two administrations as president from 1801 through 1809, when he engineered the purchase of the Louisiana territory and maintained American neutrality in the conflict between France and Great Britain that led to the War of 1812. Correspondence, drawings, maps, and notes document the building of Washington, D.C. The broad range of Jefferson's intellectual and political interests is represented by his legal and literary commonplace books, miscellaneous bound volumes of notes and extracts, and manuscript volumes relating to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Virginia history, some of which were part of the personal library he sold to Congress in 1815. In its online presentation, the Thomas Jefferson Papers comprises approximately 83,000 images. This project is funded by Reuters America, Inc., and The Reuters Foundation.|
United States--History--18th century--Sources--Computer network resources.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Archives--Computer network resources.
Manuscripts, American--Computer network resources.
Virginia--History--18th century--Sources--Computer network resources.
United States--Politics and government--18th century--Sources.
|DLF-specific Subjects:||American Culture|
|Geographic Coverage:||North America (continent)|
Early 19th Century (1801-1833)
Late 18th Century (1768-1800)
Middle 18th Century (1734-1767)
Early 18th Century (1701-1733)
Late 17th Century (1668-1700)
Middle 17th Century (1634-1667)
Early 17th Century (1601-1633)
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|Frequency of additions:||Irregularly|
Includes bibliographical references.
Collection is being presented in successive releases. The first release, which comprises the first installment of Series 1, general correspondence, dating from 1621 through 1789, and all of Series 8, relating to Virginia history, from 1606-1737, was in April 1999 (together, about 20,000 images)
Includes: American sphinx : the contradictions of Thomas Jefferson / by Joseph J. Ellis
Virginia Records Time Line, 1553-1743
Thomas Jefferson Time Line, 1743-1827. Also includes links to related websites
[Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, [1999-
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|Notes:||The Thomas Jefferson Papers from the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress and including correspondence, official statements and addresses, records of early Virginia laws and history, and other writings on political, legal, educational, and scientific matters. Letters, notes, lists, and essays document Jefferson's role as the founder of the University of Virginia and his interest in such diverse areas as agriculture, anthropology, architecture, botany, ciphers, culinary arts, geology, literature and language, meteorology, travel, viticulture, and weights and measures. The correspondents, in addition to the political and military leaders of the American Revolution and early Federal period, include Abigail Adams, Joel Barlow, Benjamin Smith Barton, Francois Jean de Chastellux, Jose Francisco Correia da Serra, Antoine Louis Claude Destutt de Tracy, Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, Alexander Hamilton, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Alexander von Humboldt, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Pierre Charles L'Enfant, Meriwether Lewis, James Madison, Robert Mills, Samuel L. Mitchill, Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Priestley, Benjamin Rush, David Rittenhouse, William Short, Samuel Harrison Smith, J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, William Thornton, John Trumbull, Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, C.-F. Volney, William Wirt, and Caspar Wistar|
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