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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826), and Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768-1828)

Auction:
2218
Lot:
231
Sold for:
$30,550$26,000

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Auction:
Sale #2218 - 2218
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 02, 2003 11:00AM

Description:

Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826), and Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768-1828), Historically important archive of over seventy manuscript items related to Monticello and Jefferson's interest in agricultural and scientific matters; some material autograph by Jefferson, including two notes signed with initials for ordered supplies; a manuscript inventory by Jefferson's surviving daughter Martha and a plethora of notes by Randolph concerning all manner of life at Monticello, including, weather records from 1791-December 1793; agricultural records and memoranda from 1793 and 1794 including a Linnean list of plants and species, a sketch plan of Varina (Randolph's plantation) and many other articles, complete listing upon request, (age typical condition throughout).
Estimate $24,000-28,000

Keywords

Thomas Mann, Monticello, Martha, Jefferson, Democratic Republicans, Randolph family of Virginia, Slavery in the United States, Thomas Jefferson, United States ambassadors to France