About the Retirement Series

The project is creating the definitive edition of Thomas Jefferson's letters and papers for the period from 1809 to 1826. More information about its history, objectives, techniques, and structure follows.

Featured Letters

A changing gallery of documents illustrating the varied range and breadth of Jefferson's correspondence and papers.

Current Cumulative Index

The most up-to-date version of the indices published in Volumes 1-19, which cover the period of 4 March 1809 to 30 June 1823.

Jefferson Quotes & Family Letters

An online companion to The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, featuring a searchable collection of letters to and between Jefferson's immediate and extended family as well as a growing collection of quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson.

Related Links

Links to similar editorial projects, institutions doing related work, and repositories with major collections of Jefferson manuscripts.

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