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Jefferson Library Collections

The Jefferson Library is a gateway to information on Thomas Jefferson’s life, times, and legacy. To this end, the library collects comprehensively, including books, journal and newspaper articles, ephemera, unpublished research, websites, microforms, audio-visuals, photographs, and digital full-text files.

Shadwell

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Shadwell

Shadwell was the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson, and the main plantation of his father, Peter Jefferson. Located in Albemarle County, Virginia, it was named after the parish in London where Jane Randolph Jefferson was born.

Monticello Sits Down With: Peter Onuf

Peter Onuf, U.Va.'s Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor, Emeritus and Senior Fellow at Monticello's Robert H.

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Slaves Who Gained Freedom

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Slaves Who Gained Freedom

A number of the enslaved community at Monticello gained their freedom by various methods. During his lifetime, Jefferson freed two enslaved men.

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Virginia Society for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge

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Virginia Society for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge
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Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

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Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

The act now commonly called the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom began simply as Bill No. 82, "A Bill For establishing religious freedom."

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"An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom." Courtesy the Library of Virginia.
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"The Men Who Lost America" Author Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy

Andrew Jackson O’ShaughnessyAndrew O’Shaughnessy is the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, as well as a Professor of History at the University of Virginia.

Jefferson's Plan for an Academical Village

Thomas Jefferson’s activities in support of a state university for Virginia were most visible during his retirement years, when he engaged in what he called “the Hobby of my old age.”[1] His vision of the university, however, actually evolved over a period of decades. Ideas for the proper curriculum and governance of a university are found in bills submitted by Jefferson to the Virginia General Assembly in 1778.[2]

Footnotes

  • 1. Jefferson to A. C. V. C. Destutt de Tracy, December 26, 1820, in Ford, 10:174.
  • 2. Bill Nos.

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Guitars

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Guitars

Photo of cittern (English guitar) by Edward OwenSeveral members of Thomas Jefferson's family played the guitar.[1] When in Philadelphia in 1776, Jefferson purchased "guitar strings"

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Document believed to be in Jefferson's hand on "finger board Spanish Guitar"
Document believed to be in Jefferson's hand on "finger board Spanish Guitar"
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