Skip to comments.Jefferson's books found in Mo. university library
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.
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Awesome find. If he was anything like me there will be many marginal comments.
Better keep the libs’ filthy hands off them. They will destroy any evidence affirming conservative principals.
Great! Now they can be rewritten and reinterpreted by the Left!
And it's "Mr. Jefferson," BTW.
Wow, the overdue fees must be killer. He probably put them in one of those lockers and forgot ‘em.
I enjoyed the “letter” from his granddaughter that was quoted in the article.
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!
I like your attitude, after everyone of us breaths their last breath nothing but the kindness, love and consideration will live immortal.
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TJ could write, couldn't he though?
‘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.
Thank you! That was interesting.
IT’s true, I am relentless. It’s possible to anyone who doesn’t really need to have a life. ;’)
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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.
Wish I could see them.
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.
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