Database Details

Jefferson Presidential Papers

Alternative Name:   Thomas Jefferson Presidential Papers 1606 to 1827 (Library of Congress)
   Presidential Papers
Type:   Library
Description:   The papers of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), diplomat, architect, scientist, and third president of the United States, held in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, consist of approximately 27,000 items, making it the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world. Dating from the early 1760s through his death in 1826, the Thomas Jefferson Papers consist mainly of his correspondence, but they also include his drafts of the Declaration of Independence, drafts of Virginia laws; his fragmentary autobiography; the small memorandum books he used to record his spending; the pages on which for many years he daily recorded the weather; many charts, lists, tables, and drawings recording his scientific and other observations; notes; maps; recipes; ciphers; locks of hair; wool samples; and more.
Publisher:   Library of Congress
Alternative Publisher Name:   LOC
Full Text Note:   Full Text
Category/Subcategory:   Social Sciences / Government
   Social Sciences / History
   Social Sciences / Political Science
   General / Biography