Monday, February 21, 2011

Jefferson Books Identified at Washington University

Big biblio-news this morning: some 74 volumes from Thomas Jefferson's retirement library have been found at Washington University in St. Louis, among books donated to the university by Jefferson's granddaughter Ellen and her husband Joseph Coolidge. The cache makes Washington University the third-largest holder of extant Jefferson books, after the Library of Congress and the University of Virginia. Read the Monticello press release and blog post for more.

You can browse the Jefferson books at Washington University in the Jefferson LibraryThing catalog: click here for the list.

Many congratulations to Anne Lucas and Endrina Tay, good friends from Monticello who made and verified the discovery. Fantastic stuff!

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