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The Jefferson Scrapbooks' Story of Politics, Death, and Friendship by Christine E. Coalwell and Robert M.S. McDonald, (April 2000), E332.2 .A5 2000A

Identifier: id4034

Scope and Contents

Jefferson kept several commonplace books for various subjects, including a scrapbook of newspaper clippings. The clippings include poetry that addresses such themes as death, friendship, and home, with which Jefferson was concerned, as well as political articles and criticism of his own administration. Margaret Bayard Smith, wife of the National Intelligencer’s editor perused this scrapbook and her account of the collection of "libels" (as she described it) appeared in newspapers. The article was read by John Adams and came close to sparking renewed tensions as it reminded him of his previous quarrel with Jefferson that had begun over other libel in the papers, in the form of Jefferson friend Thomas Paine’s attacks on Adams.


  • E332.2 .A5 2000A


From the Collection: 74 Items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Archives Repository

Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
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