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Thomas Jefferson's Library

On June 10th, 1815 Thomas Jefferson made a remark that would surprise no one, "I cannot live without books." During his long life, Jefferson collected thousands of books, and even though his collection was pared down due to a fire in his home in 1770, he quickly regrouped and began adding to his collection. In 1815, Congress purchased his library for $23,950. This digital collection from the...

https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/thomas-jeffersons-library/