These papers contain nearly 3,400 items that focus on Jefferson's private life and his efforts regarding the university he helped establish. The drawings, manuscripts, and correspondence found here reflect his interests and extensive network of correspondents.
Complementing the archive of primarily official papers in the Library of Congress and the large number of private papers held by the Massachusetts Historical Society, this collection is divided into three series: drawings; the special series; and correspondence, which forms the majority. Each section is arranged chronologically, and the correspondence has been indexed by writer and recipient.
Number of rolls: 10