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. In order to see the material actually being cited, you will need to obtain a copy from a library near you or else purchase the volumes from this website or from Princeton University Press.

Index for Volumes 1-9

An alphabetical list of names and topics indexed in the published volumes of the Retirement Series.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

Biographical Identifications

An alphabetical list of correspondents and other persons identified in the published volumes of the Retirement Series.
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Discussion

says

This is the current index for the Retirements Series. I've spent a lot of time working with this thing. I never gave much thought to indexes, until I got to know one personally.

says

At the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, we spend our days reading Jefferson's mail and preparing the manuscripts for publication, transcribing each letter Jefferson wrote or received, providing information about the people, places, and events mentioned in them, all to make the documents as accessible and useful as possible. It's very interesting work! One of the funny things about it, tho, is that some of the spelling peculiarities try to seep into my own writing, sometimes making me second-guess myself. For example, we retain Jefferson's failure to capitalize the beginnings of most of his sentences, his characteristic spellings of 'knolege,' 'paiment,' and 'recieve,' and most troublesome, for me at least, his preference of it's to 'its' for the possessive - a habit that many of his grandchildren also picked up. These were all very deliberate and consistent choices on Jefferson's part and I think they suggest something very interesting about his character.

says

The place to go if you don't want to look through every back-of-the-book index. Updated yearly as new print volumes are released.

says

Maybe you don't have your very own set of the Retirement Papers, but thanks to all the hard work the editors put into these cumulative indexes, at least you can find out what's in them! This is a great research tool and incredibly useful for getting intellectual access to those retirement volumes.

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