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Library (Book Room)

View Room Panorama Dimensions: 14' 10"x 15' 3" (with an annex 10' 10" x 10' 1"); ceiling 10' 0" Order: Tuscan Color: There is evidence that this space was originally wallpapered; today painted oyster white

Sale of Books to the Library of Congress (1815)

Thomas Jefferson was instrumental in rebuilding the Library of Congress when he sold the bulk of his book collection to the United States government in 1815.

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Revolving Bookstand

Artist/Maker: Unspecified[1] Created: c. 1810 Origin/Purchase: Monticello joinery Materials: walnut

A Library of America: Exploring the West from Monticello

Jefferson's interest in the geography of North America doubtlessly came from his father Peter Jefferson, who employed himself as a surveyor of boundaries and maker of maps from 1745 to 1750.

Books Lewis and Clark Took on the Expedition

Barton, Benjamin Smith. Elements of Botany; or, Outlines of the Natural History of Vegetables (Philadelphia, 1803). Kelly, Patrick. A Practical Introduction to Spherics and Nautical Astronomy; being an attempt to simplify those.sciences. Containing.the discovery of a projection for clearing the lunar distances in order to find the longitude at sea. (London, 1796).

Books on American Geography in Thomas Jefferson's Library

Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm by Abraham Ortelius (1752-1598). The American Atlas: or, A Geographical Description of the Whole Continent of America: wherein are delineated at large, its several Regions, Countries, States, and Islands; and chiefly the British Colonies, composed from numerous Surveys, several of which were made by Order of Government by Thomas Jefferys. [1787]

No tame geniuses in waistcoats here

In the latest issue of Common-Place ("The Journal We Don't Pay For"), Alison L.

A Find of a Lifetime: Jefferson Books Quest Ends at Washington University

By Ann Lucas Birle and Endrina Tay Last week, we had the privilege of being the first Monticello staff to set eyes on the more than 70 Jefferson books that we recently discovered at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL).  We flew to St. Louis early on Valentine’s Day on February 14 to see firsthand the volumes Jefferson once owned in his library at Monticello during his retirement.

Quotations on the University of Virginia

1800. "we wish to establish in the upper & healthier country, & more centrally for the state an University on a plan so broad & liberal & modern, as to be worth patronising with the public support, and be a temptation to the youth of other states to come, and drink of the cup of knolege & fraternize with us."[1] Footnotes1. Jefferson to Joseph Priestley, January 18, 1800, in PTJ, 31:320.

Jefferson Library Reference

The Library welcomes reference inquiries from Foundation staff and the general public regarding the life, times, and legacy of Thomas Jefferson and the Monticello plantation. There is a great deal of information available on our Web site as well, and we encourage you to explore the links below to find your way to the information you need. For more information on our reference services and policies, please see our Services and Policies page.

Current Cumulative Index

The cumulative index is the most up-to-date version, superseding those found in the print volumes. The abbreviation "TJ" stands for Thomas Jefferson. Cross references are hyperlinked to main entries and relevant subentries. This index only provides references to pages in the published volumes.