The Jeffersonian Perspective

Commentary on Today's Social and Political Issues
Based on the Writings of Thomas Jefferson


Brief Notes on Jeffersonian Topics

Jefferson's Booklists

Q. In response to requests, Jefferson furnished lists of recommended books. Can you provide those lists?

There were at least four booklists that Jefferson furnished to various persons. These were:

All of the above are included in the Jefferson Gopher Site at the following URL:

This gopher site contains Jefferson's addresses, the Autobiography, and a large selection of the letters. The letters file is a very large file -- something approaching 2 Mbytes.

All four of the letters mentioned above are also available in the Library of America volume of Jefferson's Writings (Peterson, editor), which should be available in any public library.

In addition to the above, there is a short list of "Books on the subject of Juries" attached to the letter to L'Abbe Arnoud, July 19, 1789. (ME 7:422)


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