Education: All of Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson penned a letter expounding a revolutionary idea or explaining the difference between dry, sweet and astringent wines, he noted the correspondence in his Epistolary Record. That fact will be of great help for the next ten years to Princeton University's Librarian Julian Parks Boyd. He is preparing the first complete edition of the writings of the first complete U.S. philosopher.

It is 40 years since a 20-volume edition made available a mere tithe of Jefferson's letters. The new edition—costs of $344,300 to be shared by the New York Times and Princeton—will consist of 50 richly designed volumes. It will...

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