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The Robert H. Smith ICJS is a multidisciplinary research center that oversees the work of several departments at Monticello and supports the ongoing international study of Thomas Jefferson and his world. Historian Peter Onuf on Monticello & the International Center for Jefferson Studies ICJS-...
Thomas Jefferson is often quoted in books, news articles, and on the Internet. Below is a guide to finding the source of quotations attributed to Thomas Jefferson, and to finding quotations from Jefferson's writings on specific topics. Finding a Specific Quotation The first thing to do, although it...
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The Library welcomes reference inquiries from Foundation staff and the general public regarding the life, times, and legacy of Thomas Jefferson and the Monticello plantation. There is a great deal of information available on our Web site as well, and we encourage you to explore the links below to...
Currently Featured Letter: A Too-Tight Fit In his retirement, Jefferson generally bought his shoes and boots from merchants and craftsmen in nearby Charlottesville, recording purchases in his memorandum books from men like Wilson Madeiras and Jonathan Hague. Near the end of one visit to Poplar...
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. More » Featured Letters A changing gallery of documents...
The cumulative index is the most up-to-date version, providing references to specific pages in the published volumes and superseding the indexes in the printed volumes. The abbreviation "TJ" stands for Thomas Jefferson. Copies of the published volumes are available at a library near you , or may be...
The Retirement Series is creating the definitive edition of Thomas Jefferson’s letters and papers covering the period from 1809 to 1826 in both letterpress and digital form. Jefferson’s retirement is the least studied and yet one of the most fascinating periods of his life. During these years,...

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