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Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, 1780-1823

Title
Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, 1780-1823
ID
Mss. Sm Coll Jefferson
Extent
2.0 Items
Scope and Contents

Letter, 1823 March 9, Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, [Albemarle Co., Va.] to Sidney [Edwards] Morse, New Haven, Conn. 1 p. ; 24 cm. Gives his opinion of Morse's geography ["New System of Modern Geography"  (Boston and New Haven, 1822)] and comments on the omission of the College of William and Mary and gives information on its history and condition.  Transcript and photocopy.  For original, please see a staff member.

There is also an appointment, 30 April 1780, of Melchizedeck Spragins as deputy surveyor of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, signed by Governor Thomas Jefferson.

The Jefferson Project was funded by the Papers of Thomas Jefferson and the Delmas Foundation to enable Swem Library to scan its approximately 700 Jefferson items (documents by and to Jefferson). There is a record for each item with a link to the scan of it in the library’s online catalog at  http://www.swem.wm.edu/; these documents can also be found in the William & Mary Digital Archive, http://digitalarchive.wm.edu.

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Creators
Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)
Morse, Sidney E. (Sidney Edwards) (1794-1871)
Subjects
College of William and Mary--History--19th century
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Surveying--Virginia--History
Genres
Correspondence
Languages
English

Administrative Information

Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Rights
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Related Materials

The Jefferson Project was funded by the Papers of Thomas Jefferson and the Delmas Foundation to enable Swem Library to scan its approximately 700 Jefferson items (documents by and to Jefferson). There is a record for each item with a link to the scan of it in the library’s online catalog at http://www.swem.wm.edu/.

One can browse by picking “advanced” search and putting Thomas Jefferson in “everything” with a location of manuscripts. This will get a few hits that aren’t relevant, but most of the relevant ones will be there. For instance, the letters to and from William Short may be found by adding Short in as a search and they include many fascinating ones concerning Jefferson’s time in Europe. Swem Library hopes, eventually, to have a website that will feature the project and provide more direct access to the images.

Preferred Citation
Thomas Jefferson Correspondence (Mss. Sm Coll Jefferson), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Spragins appointment added to the record in June 2012 by Benjamin Bromley.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
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