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I'm currently engaged in a long-term quest to acquire every single item in Frank Shuffelton's epic Thomas Jefferson: A Comprehensive, Annotated Bibliography of Writings About Him, 1826-1997. Frank Shuffelton, as...MORE »
Much as I love debunking Jefferson quotations that were probably made up by college students last week on Facebook, it’s somewhat more intellectually stimulating to revisit some venerable old spurious quotes. ...MORE »
While reading just about anything these days, it is not unusual to come across a Thomas Jefferson quote – sometimes real, sometimes not – but how often do you get what appears to be a complete Jefferson letter in the mail?
While serving as president, in November 1803, Jefferson wrote from...MORE »
Lots of people ask us for recommendations for which Jefferson biography to read, but the choices are so many and people’s tastes so varied that answering this question is always a bit tricky. So I thought I’d ask the audience: which would you recommend? I’ll prime the pump with a list of...MORE »
I know that when you want the latest hot Jefferson biography, it must seem like aeons until it is ready for you. Well, I am here to tell you that we are not just sitting on your book, twiddling our thumbs. No! We are doing Very Important Things to that book. You can’t see it, but we...MORE »
Maybe we don’t have Jefferson’s actual letters here at the Jefferson Library, but we have other cool stuff – oh yes we do! One perhaps less showy-cool but nonetheless important sort of thing we have here is books, correspondence, and research notes from a lot of the great Jefferson scholars....MORE »