Short Title List

Short Title List

For convenience, this website often cites or makes references to published works in the form of abbreviations or short titles. The following is an alphabetical listing of the full citations for these works. Click on the title to see each work in the Thomas Jefferson Portal online library catalog.

Betts, Farm Book
Betts, Edwin M., ed. Thomas Jefferson’s Farm Book: With Commentary and Relevant Extracts from Other Writings. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1953. Reprinted 1976, 1987, 1999. Manuscript and transcription available online at Massachusetts Historical Society.

Betts, Garden Book
Betts, Edwin M., ed. Thomas Jefferson’s Garden Book, 1766-1824: With Relevant Extracts from His Other Writings. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1944. Reprinted 1999. Manuscript and transcription available online at Massachusetts Historical Society.

Chambers, Poplar Forest
Chambers, S. Allen. Poplar Forest and Thomas Jefferson. Forest, VA: The Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1993.

Adams, Dickinson W. and Ruth W. Lester, eds. Jefferson’s Extracts from the Gospels: “The Philosophy of Jesus” and “The Life and Morals of Jesus”. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983.

Family Letters
Betts, Edwin M. and James A. Bear Jr., eds. Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1966. Reprinted 1986.

Gilreath and Wilson, Jefferson’s Library
Gilreath, James and Douglas L. Wilson, eds. Thomas Jefferson’s Library: A Catalog with the Entries in His Own Order. Washington: Library of Congress, 1989.

Jefferson, Autobiography
Ford, Paul Leicester, ed. The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1790: Together with a Summary of the Chief Events in Jefferson’s Life. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.

Kimball, Jefferson, Architect
Kimball, Fiske. Thomas Jefferson, Architect. Boston: Printed for private distribution at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1916.

Wilson, Douglas L., ed. Jefferson’s Literary Commonplace Book. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989.

Leavitt, Poplar Forest
George A. Leavitt & Co. Catalogue of a Private Library Comprising a Rich Assortment of Rare and Standard Works, Many in Fine Bindings … and a Number of Engraved Copper Plates: Also, the Remaining Portion of the Library of the Late Thomas Jefferson, Comprising Many Classical Works and Several Autograph Letters, Offered by his Grandson, Francis Eppes, of Poplar Forest, Va.: the Whole to be Sold by Auction at the Clinton Hall Sale Rooms, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, November 5th and 6th. New York: George A. Leavitt & Co., 1873.

Library of Congress, 1815 Catalogue
Library of Congress. Catalogue of the Library of the United States : To Which is Annexed a Copious Index, Alphabetically Arranged. Washington: Printed by Jonathan Elliot, 1815.

Malone, Jefferson
Malone, Dumas. Jefferson and His Time. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1948-81. 6 vols.

Bear, James A. Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds. Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997.

Nichols, Architectural Drawings
Nichols, Frederick Doveton. Thomas Jefferson's Architectural Drawings. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society ; Charlottesville: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation and The University Press of Virginia, 1978.

Peden, William Harwood, ed. Notes on the State of Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1955. Manuscript (circa 1783-1784) and transcription available online at Massachusetts Historical Society.

Peterson, Visitors
Peterson, Merrill, ed. Visitors to Monticello. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1989.

Poor, Jefferson’s Library
Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library : A Catalogue of the Extensive and Valuable Library of the Late President Jefferson (Copied From the Original Ms., in His Hand-writing, as Arranged by Himself) To Be Sold at Auction, at the Long Room, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington City, by Nathaniel P. Poor, on the [27th] February, 1829. Washington: Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1829. Reprinted 1944.

Boyd, Julian P., Charles T. Cullen, John Catanzariti, Barbara B. Oberg, and others, eds. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950-. 39 vols. Indexes for later volumes available online.

Looney, J. Jefferson, Susan Holbrook Perdue, Robert F. Haggard, and others, eds. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004-. 9 vols. Cumulative index available online.

Howell, Wilbur S., ed. Jefferson’s Parliamentary Writings: Parliamentary pocket-book and a Manual of Parliamentary Practice. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988.

Randall, Life
Randall, Henry S. The Life of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Derby & Jackson, 1858. 3 vols.

Randolph, Domestic Life
Randolph, Sarah N. The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson, Compiled from Family Letters and Reminiscences by His Great-Granddaughter. New York: Harper, 1871. Reprinted 1978.

Sowerby, E. Millicent, comp. Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson. Washington: Library of Congress, 1952-59. 5 vols. Reprinted 1983.

Stein, Worlds
Stein, Susan. The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. New York: H.N. Abrams, in association with the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc., 1993.

William and Mary Quarterly, 1892-

Wilson, Jefferson’s Books
Wilson, Douglas L. Jefferson’s Books. Charlottesville: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1996.

Adapted from PTJ and PTJ:RS.