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Presidential Founders

A navigational guide to materials related to the U.S. Presidential Founders at The Huntington Library

Thomas Jefferson

Centennial exposition of American presidents. Jay T. Last Collection.Thomas Jefferson collection, 1764-1826

The bulk of the Huntington Library’s Thomas Jefferson material is in the Thomas Jefferson collection. The collection contains correspondence and documents; architectural drawings, plans, and surveys; accounts; and notebooks dating from 1764 to 1826. The bulk of the collection is correspondence pertaining to various aspects of Thomas Jefferson's political career, family life, and interests. Architectural drawings, plans, and surveys primarily relate to land and properties in Virginia, with many representing Monticello and the surrounding area. See the collection’s catalog record for more information and link to the finding aid.

Call number: mssJefferson

L. Dennis Shapiro collection 

In addition, two Thomas Jefferson letters can be found in the L. Dennis Shapiro collection.

Call number: mssShapiro

N.B. The Jefferson and Shapiro collections are restricted—they are available only with curatorial approval and require extended retrieval and delivery time. Contact the library for more information.

Image Credit: P.J. Hitchins and Comp., Centennial exposition of American presidents, priJLC_POL_002675, Jay T. Last Collection. Gift of Jay T. Last, 2005.