Provenance: Given in four different gifts by Jefferson descendants in 1898, 1911, 1937 and 1957
Items of Interest: ca. 440 architectural drawings; weather records; portions of Jefferson's account books; his Garden and Farm books; and the manuscript of Notes on the State of Virginia.
Access: Some of the highlights of this collection have been scanned in color and are available through the Massachusetts Historical Society's website, Thomas Jefferson Papers: An Electronic Archive. The collection is also available on 16 reels of microfilm.
University of Virginia (ViU)
Collection Title: The Thomas Jefferson Papers
Collection Size: ca. 3,650 items
Guide: See the University's web page for the collection; the entire finding aid (refers to the microfilm edition), which lists each item in the collection, is also available online.
Provenance: Multiple donations from Jefferson himself, family members, and others. More than a third of the collection was donated by descendants in the mid-twentieth century.
Items of Interest: Approximately 80 architectural drawings;
Provenance: Donated in 1930 by a descendant of William Short's brother.
Items of Interest: Consists mostly of correspondence between Jefferson and William Short, his personal secretary and protégé.
Access: All items in this collection have been scanned in color and are available through the library's online catalog. For instructions on accessing these items online, see instructions on the page linked above.
New York Public Library (NN)
Collection Title: Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1765-1826
Collection Size: ca. 65 items
Guide: A finding aid is available on-site. The catalog record for this collection provides a brief description of the contents.
Items of Interest: Jefferson's account book for 1791-1803.
Collection Title: Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1780-1826
Collection Size: 52 items
Guide: Items are individually cataloged and information about them is available through VHS's online catalog (browse for call number Mss2 J3595).
Collection Title: Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1810-1817
Collection Size: 32 items
Guide: Items are individually cataloged and information about them is available through VHS's online catalog (browse for call number Mss2 J3595 b).
*Codes in parentheses after the name of each repository are based on the codes developed for use in the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, and currently administered by the Library of Congress; these codes are used in the Papers of Thomas Jefferson and many other documentary editing projects to indicate the owning repository for a given document.