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Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson!

Monday, April 13th, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009, marks the 266th anniversary of the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, in 1743. In honor of Jefferson’s birthday, here is a look at one of the items in our rare books collection: Notes on the State of Virginia. Written by Thomas Jefferson. Illustrated with a map, including the states of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. London: Printed for John Stockdale, Opposite; Burlington House, Piccadilly, 1787. These “Notes” were written by Thomas Jefferson in 1781-1782. Click on the image to the left for additional views.