The Private Jefferson

Exhibition now on view 29 January—20 May 2016.

Explore Jefferson’s complex personality and political views through select correspondence and writings including the Declaration of Independence, records of farming at Monticello, and his architectural drawings.

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Massachusetts Historical Society

Thomas Jefferson Papers

Notes of the State of Virginia Manuscript



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