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The Van Der Kemp Collection: A Bundle Of Thomas Jefferson's Letters
This book is a collection of letters from Thomas Jefferson to one of his most trusted friends Francis Adrian Van der Kemp. As well as learning about Adrian Van der Kemp, who Governor DeWitt Clinton calls "the most learned man in America", these letters give an incredibly unique insight to Thomas Jefferson’s religious beliefs, which he so often hid. This book is enlightenin ...more
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Excellent primary material from Jefferson and some of his correspondents (primarily Van der Kemp, but there is some other indirect correspondence). Short, but very much worth reading if you're into history and/or Jefferson in particular. In particular, this collection gives some relatively rarely sourced insights into his thoughts on religion. ...more