Thomas Jefferson collection, 1790-1823

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Collection Overview

Title: Thomas Jefferson collection, 1790-1823

Predominant Dates:1790-1823

ID: ASM0569

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Thomas Jefferson (1742-1826) was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), Governor of Virginia (1779-1781), the first Secretary of State (1790-1793), second Vice-President of the United Sates (1797-1801), the third President of the United States (1801–1809), the founder of the University of Virginia (1819), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers.

The Thomas Jefferson collection includes four letters by Thomas Jefferson, three official documents, an entry of merchandise, a biography, and twenty-six printed portraits.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Thomas Jefferson Collection © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Related Materials:

See also the Historical Documents Collection (ASM0566).

Several items from this collection were used for the Treasures of the Americas physical and online exhibit.

For more information please see http://www.library.miami.edu/specialcollections/collections/treasures/index.html.

Preferred Citation: Thomas Jefferson Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida


Box and Folder Listing


Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Signed letter from Thomas Jefferson to Juan Nepomuceno de Quesada, Spanish Governor of Florida, August 12, 1790Add to your cart.
As Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Juan Nepomenuco de Quesada on August 12, 1790, shortly after de Quesada assumed the office of Governor of East Florida.
Folder 2: Signed letter from Thomas Jefferson to Caesar Augustus Rodney, March 24, 1806, March 24, 1806Add to your cart.
After the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, a dispute arose between the United States and Spain over the Western boundary of the United States. In this letter to Caesar Augustus Rodney (1772-1824), a Jefferson supported who served as Attorney General of the United States from 1807 to 1811, Jefferson refers to the "occurences at Natchitoches and the Sabine" where the Western border tensions were most heated.
Folder 3: Signed letter from Thomas Jefferson to Tench Coxe, March 27, 1807Add to your cart.
During Jefferson's second term as President, he was preoccupied with keeping the United States from involvement in the Napoleonic wars. His letter to Tench Coxe (1755-1824), a prominent Philadelphian who served as purveyor of public supplies in Jefferson's administration, primarily discusses the possibilities of establishing an American militia, but also expresses some of the above-mentioned reservations towards involvement with Europe's problems.
Folder 4: Signed letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Rawlings, June 13, 1823Add to your cart.
In this letter, Thomas Jefferon apologizes for his delay in sending payment for property insurance, noting the cause for his tardiness: "I have been later in getting my produce to market."
Folder 5: Documenting anointing John McClintock of New Hampshire as General Commissioner of Bankruptcy in and for the New Hampshire District. Signed by Thomas Jefferson, President, and James Madison, Secretary of State., June 10, 1802Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Document allowing a Nathaniel Morris of New York to captain the transportation of 71 tons, mounted with no guns, and navigated with 10 men. Signed by Thomas Jefferson, President, and James Madison, Secretary of State., February 26, 1805Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Document allowing an Andrew Rosseter of New York to captain the transportation of 87 tons, mounted with 4 guns, and navigated with 10 men. Signed by Thomas Jefferson, President, and James Madison, Secretary of State., August 19, 1806Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Entry of Merchandise for the Port of Baltimore, Materials Imported by the President of the United States Thomas Jefferson, May 27, 1807Add to your cart.
In this Entry of Merchandise document, Thomas Jefferson declared "One Box Cheese" and "One Box Macaroni."
Folder 9: Four-page biography of Thomas JeffersonAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Four portrait prints of Thomas JeffersonAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Twenty-two portrait prints of Thomas JeffersonAdd to your cart.