News about Thomas Jefferson
BOSTON – A letter written by Founding Father Thomas Jefferson sold for $68,750, according to Boston-based RR Auction.
NEW YORK (AP) – Twenty-one rarely seen letters by Thomas Jefferson are on view at the Museum of the City of New York. The correspondence with Robert Livingston was written between 1800 and 1803. Livingston was chancellor of New York state. He administered George Washington’s oath of office 12 years before Jefferson became president. Jefferson’s […]
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A survey map believed to be created by Thomas Jefferson of land in Albemarle County has sold at auction for $35,400. The price includes an 18% buyer’s premium. The map of the land now known as Morven was sold at auction Saturday by Quinn & Farmer Auctions in Charlottesville. Quinn & Farmer […]
TAVARES, Fla. – The signature of the Savannah, Georgia politician Button Gwinnett (1735-1777) is the ultimate in American autograph collecting. Dead at the age of 42 following a duel in 1777, he was the one signer of the Declaration of Independence who left precious little paperwork to posterity. As only 52 examples of his signature are […]