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Thomas Jefferson account book

Collection Data

Account book kept by Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, showing receipts and disbursements mainly at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Monticello, Virginia; and Washington, D.C., 1791-1803. Daily entries in daybook form concern family accounts, household costs, money paid to servants, slave labor, farming matters, taxes, loans, traveling expenses, and money donated to charity, as well as income from salary and crops. Tables show quarterly or annual analyses of expenditures by category, with income. Notable content includes travel itineraries with expenses for a trip with James Madison from Philadelphia to New York and New England, returning via Long Island, 1791 May 17-June 19, and from Philadelphia to Monticello, 1791 September 2-12. Accounts are paginated (odd numbers only, p. 1-173, [174]), with index. The volume also includes a table of weather data at Philadelphia and Monticello, 1791-1794; a list of wines provided at Washington, 1801-1808; and an inserted sheet noting how long some casks of madeira lasted from receipt to consumption.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1791 - 1803
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 23168
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Finance, Personal
Madison, James, 1751-1836
Jefferson family
Accounts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 18th century
Accounts -- Virginia -- 18th century
Accounts -- Virginia -- 19th century
Accounts -- Washington (D.C.) -- 19th century
Presidents -- United States
Monticello (Va.)
account books
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Acquisition: Received from the Tilden Trust, 1895
Physical Description
Extent: .2 linear feet 1 volume
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20514329
MSS Unit ID: 23168
Archives collections id: archives_collections_23168
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 27756a20-e004-0134-bc81-09fbc7a8fe32
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