Description

    Thomas Jefferson Autograph Note Signed, "Th:Jefferson", as President, one page, 4.5 x 1 inch, [no place], April 10, 1802 concerning paying a bookseller. He writes: "will mr Barnes be pleased to order payment [sic] of the above (25.75) to Mr Dufries, bookseller Philad[elphi]a Th:Jefferson Apr. 10. 1802" Jefferson was of course a copious purchaser of books, and ran himself into enormous debt for his efforts. His personal library was the largest in the United States. Following the burning of Washington by the British in 1814, Jefferson offered to sell his library to Congress to form the new core of the Library of Congress. The U.S. purchased the collection, consisting of 6,487 volumes, for $23,950 in 1815, but sadly two-thirds of the collection was destroyed by fire in 1851. Removed from a larger document and mounted to a larger sheet. Light foxing, else fine condition.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 373

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 June 10 - 11 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Chicago.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,733,427