This collection includes photocopies of eight letters, a numerical system of classification of books, and notes found in a copy of "Diodorus Siculus" of Thomas Jefferson. The letters sent to Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, W. A. Duer, and Joseph Cabell discuss higher education, textbooks, and legislation efforts. The correspondence is dated 1825 and 1833.
Additionally, this collection contains three microfilm reels associated with Thomas Jefferson. The first reel is a manuscript catalogue of his library, 1783-1814; the second reel includes the Minutes of the Board of Visitors in Thomas Jefferson's handwriting; and the third reel is a catalogue of books for the University of Virginia Library in 1825.
The original letters, classification of books, and notes are located in the Jefferson Papers at the University of Virginia Library and the Madison Papers at the Library of Congress. The manuscript catalogue of his library was acquired from the Massachusetts Historical Society. Both the Minutes of the Board and Catalogue of Book were acquired from the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia.