The Resource The Coolidge collection of Thomas Jefferson manuscripts at the Massachusetts Historical Society, (microform)

The Coolidge collection of Thomas Jefferson manuscripts at the Massachusetts Historical Society, (microform)

Label
The Coolidge collection of Thomas Jefferson manuscripts at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1705-1826
Title
The Coolidge collection of Thomas Jefferson manuscripts at the Massachusetts Historical Society
Inclusive dates
1705-1826
Creator
Contributor
Collector
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Coolidge Collection chronicles the personal life of Thomas Jefferson, and is composed mainly of his private, rather than official, papers. There are close to 9500 items in the collection, consisting of more than 900 pieces of correspondence (letters to and from Jefferson), account books and journals, including farm and garden books (estate and plantation records), the manuscript catalog of his personal library, the manuscript of NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, a draft of the Declaration of Independence, and other miscellaneous items
  • The correspondence by Jefferson found in the Coolidge Collection is mainly addressed to relatives, close friends, and business contacts, though many deal with the politics of the time, or are of a more public nature. There are also many letters of introduction or reference written to him. Also included are legal papers, promissory notes, accounts, tax statements, contracts, leases, indentures, memoranda concerning Monticello, as well as bills, receipts, invoices, diplomas, some official papers, such as congressional documents, and miscellaneous items
  • Topics covered include the Jefferson family, estate accounts of his father, Peter Jefferson, legal matters, Jefferson's service as minister to France, financial matters, Monticello, as well as his presidency and national politics, including letters to his Cabinet and members of Congress which cover issues such as the American and French revolutions, ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions, and the Embargo Act. Other topics covered in the papers include Jefferson's interest in horticulture and agriculture, his library collection, weather observations, and his accounts and expenses
  • Principal correspondents include John Adams, Maria Cosway, Alexander Hamilton, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, Arthur Lee, James Madison, James Monroe, George Nicholas, Edmund Randolph, Benjamin Rush, Joseph Story, and George Washington
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Action
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Cataloging source
Vi
Location of originals duplicates
Originals at the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
Label
The Coolidge collection of Thomas Jefferson manuscripts at the Massachusetts Historical Society, (microform)
Arrangement
Sixty-six bound volumes and two archival boxes of chronologically-arranged correspondence, followed by miscellaneous items.
Base of film
unknown
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
diazo
Extent
16
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
UMI
Positive negative aspect
negative
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000497846
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ReductionRatioRange
unknown
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Type of unit
reels.

Library Locations

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