The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, as Henry Steele Commager has said, “will illuminate, as does no comparable body of private papers, the whole course of our history from the 1760’s to the 1820’s –...
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is a multi-volume scholarly edition devoted to the publication of the Jefferson’s public and private papers. This edition includes items he received as well as those he wrote. It begins with letters from the early 1760s, when Jefferson was still a youth who had not yet completed his education and Virginia was a British colony. The project staff are now preparing for publication papers from Jefferson’s presidency, which stretched from 1801 to 1809. The print edition, published to the highest standards of materials and craft by Princeton University Press, provides convenient access to our work and ensures that it will be available long into the future. The series is expected to encompass slightly over sixty volumes.