Jefferson's Papers

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780748624997
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670697 | DOI:
Jefferson's Papers

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Having established the importance of primary sources to Jefferson's understanding of history, Jefferson carefully preserved the corpus of his personal papers-more than forty thousand letters as well as state and personal papers. He intended that these should published. This chapter reviews the history of the publication of Jefferson's papers which have gone through several editions since 1829, including the origins and evolution of the definitive Princeton edition of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson begun by Julian P. Boyd.

Keywords: Thomas Jefferson; Personal papers; Princeton University Press; Julian P. Boyd

Chapter.  13718 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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