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Inventory of books received by Thomas Jefferson from the estate of George Wythe, circa September 1806

Inventory of books received by Thomas Jefferson from the estate of George Wythe, circa September 1806

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  • Thomas Jefferson created this list around September 1806 as way of inventorying and grouping the books he received from the estate of George Wythe. The first five pages of the Wythe list consist of books listed under separate headings representing the names of people to whom Jefferson intended to give the books. The final three pages contain a list of books that Jefferson retained for his personal collection. A transcription of this list is available: http://monticello.org/library/tjlibraries/transcripts/wythelibrary/1.html; this transcription is included in the Thomas Jefferson's Libraries Project (a project of the Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.), and is delivered with links to book catalog records within LibraryThing (a website that allows the storing and sharing of library catalogs).

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