Books from Thomas Jefferson's Personal Collection Found at Wash U.
Washington University in St. Louis recently learned it has a collection of books originally owned by Thomas Jefferson. The 28 titles, including 74 volumes, were donated to Washington University's libraries in 1880 with no mention of their provenance.By Maria Altman, St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis, Mo. – The discovery means Washington University has the largest collection of Jefferson's books after the University of Virginia and the Library of Congress.
University officials made the announcement on Monday, February 21, President's Day.
St. Louis Public Radio's Maria Altman spoke with Anne Posega, the head of Washington University Libraries' Special Collections.