Thomas Jefferson account book, 1791-1803
NamesJefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Creator)
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1791 - 1803
Library locationsManuscripts and Archives DivisionShelf locator: MssCol 23168
TopicsJefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Finance, PersonalMadison, James, 1751-1836Jefferson familyAccounts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 18th centuryAccounts -- Virginia -- 18th centuryAccounts -- Virginia -- 19th centuryAccounts -- Washington (D.C.) -- 19th centuryPresidents -- United StatesMonticello (Va.)LandownersPoliticiansStatesmen
NotesAcquisition: Received from the Tilden Trust, 1895Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical DescriptionExtent: .21 linear foot (1 volume)
DescriptionAccount 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, ), 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.
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IdentifiersOther local Identifier: 900228429NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20514329MSS Unit ID: 23168Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ef2b8e70-82e8-0132-7182-58d385a7bbd0
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