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Letter to Peter S. Du Ponceau [manuscript] 1820 December 28.

Jefferson, Thomas
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Variant Title
Thomas Jefferson letter
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CALENDAR OF THE JEFFERSON PAPERS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
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Users must use microfilm unless prior permission to use originals has been obtained from senior Special Collections staff.
Summary
Jefferson requests information about John Sanderson who proposed to publish a multi-volume biography of the Signers. He explains that he has already sent information on George Wythe to Sanderson and received the first volume in return and found it "superiorly written; exhibiting mind, information & polisth, a little too florid perhaps for the sober style of history ..."
Believing that Sanderson might apply to him again for information on other signers he asks Du Ponceau about Sanderson and his purpose "What is his character moral and political, does he write for money or fame, etc? Information as to these particulars must govern my confidences ..."
He promises to burn Du Ponceau's reply as soon as he has received it.
Description
1 item.
Cite as
Thomas Jefferson Letter to Du Ponceau, 1820, Accession #12613-a, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Notes
Forms part of the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence Collection. Deposit of Albert H. Small, July 14, 2003.
Biographical Note
Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia.
Cited in
Calendared in the Jefferson Papers of the University of Virginia.
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