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The Jefferson Library has a variety of resources for those researching Thomas Jefferson and his world. To help you find the items or information you need, follow the research guide below.

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  • Book (e.g. Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose)
  • Article (e.g. article by Bill Beiswanger in Magazine Antiques)
  • Letter or document (e.g. letter from Jefferson to Robert Skipwith)
  • Quotation (e.g. "wolf by the ears")

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