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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.

Jefferson's Books at the Library of Congress

Recently on a weekend trip to D.C. I stopped in at the Library of Congress to visit the Thomas Jefferson's Library exhibit.  This reconstructed library of the books Jefferson sold to Congress in 1815 was unveiled on Apr 12 this year as part of the new Library of Congress Experience, exhibits that allow users to interact with primary sources from American history.

A collection of curiosities

A few items of possible interest which I've decided to throw all together in one entry, as my lineup of Things to Blog About is getting longer and longer: