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Law, T. [AM 12997], 1802 May 31
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists primarily of correspondence by Jefferson concerning both personal and governmental affairs. The majority of the correspondence is original, but there are a few duplicates and transcriptions of his letters. Also included are two manuscripts: one, complete with diagrams, outlines the proper procedure for the making of nails; and the second is a contemporary copy a speech Jefferson delivered to three Indian tribes and others on 21 December 1808. In addition, there is a small selection of miscellanea, including a naval document, dated 28 December 1805 and countersigned by Secretary of State James Madison, certifying that the merchant vessel Sophrona is unarmed and requesting that she be allowed to pass freely.
The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALS = autograph letter signed, TLS = typed letter signed, AN = autograph note, AMs = autograph manuscript, TMs = typed manuscript, and DS = document signed.
- Custodial History:
The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Law, T. [AM 12997]; Thomas Jefferson Collection, C0190, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (hsvm): Box 1
- Sephrona (Merchant Ship)