[DESCRIPTION: Working drawings for main stairs (as shown on N057/K032). Scale: 2'=1".]
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Cite web page as: Monticello: main stairs, Probably 1771, by Thomas Jefferson. N51; K26 [electronic edition].
Thomas Jefferson Papers: An Electronic Archive. Boston, Mass. : Massachusetts Historical Society, 2003. http://www.thomasjeffersonpapers.org/
Original manuscript: Jefferson, Thomas. Monticello: main stairs, 1 page, probably 1771. N51; K26. Dimensions: 30.6 cm x 18.7 cm (12-1/16" x 7-3/8"). Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts, Massachusetts Historical Society. Contrary to common practice in his time, Jefferson provided builders with highly detailed plans and renderings throughout construction, such as this drawing for the main staircase at Monticello in its earlier phase.