his digital resource is a historical documentary edition. At its core are transcribed texts of handwritten documents, supplemented by contextual and explanatory apparatus. The edition draws on two categories of documents from Thomas Jefferson’s papers. The main body of the content consists of the record of daily meteorological observations he maintained, with gaps, from July 1776 to June 1826. In this period Jefferson noted weather conditions at 99 locations, including his home in Virginia, Monticello; Paris, France; Philadelphia; and Washington, D.C. Depending on period and location, the records at times include, in addition to the temperature and general weather conditions, details on barometric pressure, air moisture, wind direction and force, and amounts of rainfall or snow. Jefferson occasionally also noted information relating to ecology and seasons, such as the appearance of certain bird species in the spring or the first availability of produce such as peas and strawberries.
The papers of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), diplomat, architect, scientist, and third president of the United States, held in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, consist of approximately 25,000 items, making it the largest collection of original Jefferson documents in the world. Dating from the early 1760s through his death in 1826, the Thomas Jefferson Papers consist mainly of his correspondence, but they also include his drafts of the Declaration of Independence, drafts of Virginia laws; his fragmentary autobiography; the small memorandum books he used to record his spending; the pages on which for many years he daily recorded the weather; many charts, lists, tables, and drawings recording his scientific and other observations; notes; maps; recipes; ciphers; locks of hair; wool samples; and more.
Rotunda’s digital edition brings together the content of the published volumes of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson at Princeton University and The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation into one searchable online resource.
This digital collection was created to accompany the 2009 Poe Bicentennial exhibition, From Out That Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe. It incorporates images of all of Poe's manuscripts and letters at the Ransom Center (some with transcriptions by the Poe Society of Baltimore) with a selection of related archival materials, sheet music based on his poems, and portraits from the Ransom Center collections.
Tour the historic Grounds of the University of Virginia along with William Faulkner from February 1957 through May 1958, following his footsteps from his office in New Cabell Hall where he kept office hours and wrote to his visits to English classes, his public speaking engagements and readings for local citizens and women's groups in Rouss Hall and Clark Hall, and two formal addresses.
American poet Rita Dove served as U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry from 1993-1995 at the Library of Congress. This guide provides access to selected print and online resources related to Dove’s life and work.