William Short Papers 1778-1853

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William Short Papers, 1778-1853

William Short Papers 1778-1853

Secretary to President Thomas Jefferson, diplomat, and landowner. Diplomatic, financial, and personal correspondence, financial and business papers, memorabilia, and other papers relating to Short's activities as secretary to Jefferson, his diplomatic missions, and business interests.

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