Thomas Jefferson account book, 1791-1803

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Title
Thomas Jefferson account book, 1791-1803
Names
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Jefferson account book

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1791 - 1803
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 23168
Topics
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
Landowners
Politicians
Statesmen
Monticello (Va.)
Genres
account books
Notes
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
Description
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.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20514329
MSS Unit ID: 23168
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ef2b8e70-82e8-0132-7182-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1743: Creator Born
  • 1791: Created (Approximate)
  • 1826: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Thomas Jefferson account book, 1791-1803" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1791 - 1803. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/659f0560-82f9-0132-4eb4-58d385a7b928

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Thomas Jefferson account book, 1791-1803" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 29, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/659f0560-82f9-0132-4eb4-58d385a7b928

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1791 - 1803). Thomas Jefferson account book, 1791-1803 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/659f0560-82f9-0132-4eb4-58d385a7b928

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Thomas Jefferson account book, 1791-1803