Jefferson"s ideas on a university library
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Jefferson"s ideas on a university library letters from the founder of the University of Virginia to a Boston bookseller. by Thomas Jefferson

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Published by Tracy W. McGregor Library, University of Virginia in Charlottesville .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementEdited by Elizabeth Cometti.
ContributionsHilliard, William, 1778 or 9-1836., Cometti, Elizabeth, 1905- ed., Cummings, Hilliard & Company.
LC ClassificationsZ733.V72 J4
The Physical Object
Pagination49 p.
Number of Pages49
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6069888M
LC Control Number50008428

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The next set of essays explore various aspects of Jefferson’s intellectual vision for the University, including his innovative scheme for medical education, his dogmatic view of the necessity of a "republican" legal education, and the detailed plans for the library by Jefferson, one of America’s preeminent bibliophiles.5/5(3).   Next, University of Virginia History Professor Peter Onuf examines Thomas Jefferson’s idea of America and how his relationship with James Madison - whose ideas differed from his own - affected. For historians, political theorists, philosophers and students, Thomas Jefferson is a study in paradoxes. He was a slave owner who abhorred slavery and a territorial expansionist who nevertheless insisted that shared principles were more important to the nation than land. While warning against government interference in citizens' daily lives, Jefferson called for the state to . Jefferson is home to three libraries, the Paul J. Gutman Library, located on the East Falls campus, the Scott Memorial Library, located on the Center City campus, and the Wilmer Library, which supports all Abington Health medical staff and employees, and is located at Abington Hospital. The three libraries serve thousands of students, faculty.

Throughout his life, books were vital to Thomas Jefferson's education and well-being. By when the British burned the nation's Capitol and the Library of Congress, Jefferson had acquired the largest personal collection of books in the United States. Jefferson offered to sell his library to Congress as a replacement for the collection destroyed by the British during the War of Thomas Jefferson's involvement with and support of education is best known through his founding of the University of Virginia, which he established in as a secular institution after he left the presidency of the United son believed that libraries and books were so integral to individual and institutional education that he designed the university around its : April 13 [O.S. April 2] , Shadwell, Virginia. The Books of Thomas Jefferson’s Library Jeffersons respect for the Enlightenment ideals of Memory, Reason and Imagination shaped how he organized his library ().   Over the course of his life, Thomas Jefferson built several substantive library collections. Jefferson kept meticulous records, which have fortunately been digitized by various sources over the last decade. Of Jefferson's library, Mark Dimunatio.

This authoritative volume is the first to contain the complete text of Jefferson’s notebook. With more than entries on such thinkers as Beccaria, Montesquieu, and Lord Kames, Jefferson’s Legal Commonplace Book is a fascinating chronicle . Jefferson, Thomas, Jefferson's ideas on a university library; letters from the founder of the University of Virginia to a Boston bookseller. (Charlottesville, Tracy W. McGregor Library, University of Virginia, ), also by Elizabeth Cometti, William Hilliard, and Hilliard & Company Cummings (page images at HathiTrust). This work is a new edition of Thomas Jefferson’s literary commonplace book, a notebook of his literary and philosophical reading. Unlike the only previous edition, published in , it contains full annotation, pertinent information on the authors and works commonplaced, and a rationale for dating the entries.   The Thomas Jefferson Foundation and Washington University in St. Louis announced the discovery by Monticello scholars that a collection of books, long held in the libraries at Washington University in St. Louis, originally were part of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library. These books, held at the university’s libraries for years, have.