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Jefferson's books found in Mo. university library
Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2:28 PM (ET) | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH

Posted on 02/22/2011 2:37:09 PM PST by DJ MacWoW

Dozens of Thomas Jefferson's books, some including handwritten notes from the nation's third president, have been found in the rare books collection at Washington University in St. Louis.

Now, historians are poring through the 69 newly discovered books and five others the school already knew about, and librarians are searching the collection for more volumes that may have belonged to the founding father.

Even if no other Jefferson-owned books are found, the school's collection of 74 books is the third largest in the nation after the Library of Congress and the University of Virginia.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; History
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; jefferson; missouri; theframers; thomasjefferson
How cool!
1 posted on 02/22/2011 2:37:12 PM PST by DJ MacWoW
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To: DJ MacWoW

Conservative ammunition?


2 posted on 02/22/2011 2:38:21 PM PST by TexasPatriot1 (I am unique, Just like everybody else.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Awesome find. If he was anything like me there will be many marginal comments.


3 posted on 02/22/2011 2:39:03 PM PST by WVNan
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To: DJ MacWoW

Better keep the libs’ filthy hands off them. They will destroy any evidence affirming conservative principals.


4 posted on 02/22/2011 2:41:18 PM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Great! Now they can be rewritten and reinterpreted by the Left!


5 posted on 02/22/2011 2:48:37 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (Every knife in my back pushes me forward.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Awesome. I am a huge Jefferson fan, he is my favorite founding father. Will be interested in seeing some of the things he wrote in the margins.
6 posted on 02/22/2011 3:01:31 PM PST by armordog99
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To: DJ MacWoW
Exciting.

And it's "Mr. Jefferson," BTW.

ML/NJ

7 posted on 02/22/2011 3:06:07 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Pharmboy

Wow, the overdue fees must be killer. He probably put them in one of those lockers and forgot ‘em.


8 posted on 02/22/2011 3:32:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: armordog99

I enjoyed the “letter” from his granddaughter that was quoted in the article.


9 posted on 02/22/2011 3:49:45 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Wonderful!

My late loss may perhaps have reached you by this time, I mean the loss of my mother's house by fire, and in it, of every paper I had in the world, and almost every book. On a reasonable estimate I calculate the cost of the books burned to have been �200. sterling. Would to god it had been the money; then had it never cost me a sigh!

10 posted on 02/22/2011 4:04:12 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Daffynition

I like your attitude, after everyone of us breaths their last breath nothing but the kindness, love and consideration will live immortal.


11 posted on 02/22/2011 4:33:08 PM PST by STD (Would to god it had been the money; then had it never cost me a sigh!)
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To: DJ MacWoW; SunkenCiv; indcons; Chani; thefactor; blam; aculeus; ELS; Doctor Raoul; mainepatsfan; ...
Nice find, DJ! Thanks for the post...and once again, thanks to SunkenCiv for the heads-up...SC is relentless!

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TJ could write, couldn't he though?

12 posted on 02/22/2011 4:57:56 PM PST by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: armordog99

‘I am a huge Jefferson fan, he is my favorite founding father’

I tend to favor the Federalists, but Jefferson certainly had the widest range of interests and intellect. I admire Washington’s character, Adams’ integrity, Hamilton’s skill at government (not politics), Franklin’s brilliance and determination.


13 posted on 02/22/2011 5:04:55 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: STD
More Revolutionary fodder.
14 posted on 02/22/2011 5:38:27 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
TJ taught his daughter and grand daugther to play chess under the shade trees of Monticello. A recent thread about a wayward chess piece that might have been used by TJ:James Madison chess pieces unearthed at Va. estate
15 posted on 02/22/2011 5:42:29 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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Congress bought Jefferson's library in 1815 and it became the foundation of the Library of Congress after much of the first collection was fired by the British. In 1851 a fire destroyed about 2/3 of the items. LOC has been working for years to obtain replacement volumes to reassemble the library. The fruits of their efforts are now on public display.

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/jefferson/jefflib.html

16 posted on 02/22/2011 5:43:57 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Great stuff...thanks!


17 posted on 02/22/2011 6:08:02 PM PST by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Daffynition

Thank you! That was interesting.


18 posted on 02/22/2011 6:30:18 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Pharmboy

Bumpola!


19 posted on 02/22/2011 7:53:37 PM PST by aculeus
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IT’s true, I am relentless. It’s possible to anyone who doesn’t really need to have a life. ;’)


20 posted on 02/22/2011 8:37:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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21 posted on 02/22/2011 8:38:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: WVNan
If he was anything like me there will be many marginal comments.

From the article:

Jefferson didn't write in his books as much as some of his contemporaries, but his handwriting is clearly visible in the book.

22 posted on 02/22/2011 9:34:47 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Gondring

Wish I could see them.


23 posted on 02/22/2011 9:44:28 PM PST by WVNan
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To: Pharmboy

Like Lincoln said, after 40 a man is responsible for his face. Check out that face, full of strength and integrity. A man of principle, my hat’s off to you Jeff. Not many like you, ever.


24 posted on 02/22/2011 10:01:43 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Pharmboy

Amazing story!


25 posted on 02/23/2011 8:24:59 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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