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Jefferson's Catalogue


President Jefferson's Catalogue of Books for the
University of Virginia Library

This, the first catalogue of the University of Virginia Library, is a list of books, with date and place of publication, size, and price estimated in some cases, in the hand of Virginia Randolph, Jefferson's granddaughter. The text indicated below is the covering letter from Jefferson to William Hilliard. At the end of the catalogue is the following in Jefferson's hand: "The preceding catalogue is that of the books with the purchase of which Mr. Wm. Hilliard is charged on behalf of the University of Virginia./Th. Jefferson Rector/June 3, 1825."


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