Politics Beset Thomas Jefferson’s Offer to Sell His Library to Congress

Jefferson’s extensive collection became the core of the Library of Congress

Current display of Thomas Jefferson’s library (Library of Congress)

CCongress first funded what would become the Library of Congress in April 1800 as the U.S. government relocated to the District of Columbia. With the U.S. Capitol as its home, the library’s first books arrived the…

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Tim Gebhart

Tim Gebhart

Retired Lawyer. Book Addict. History Buff. Lifelong South Dakotan. Blog: prairieprogressive.com