Declaration of Independence Desk: Relic of Revolution

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Describes the history of Thomas Jefferson's writing desk, including its donation to the nation and transfer to the United States National Museum in 1921.


  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • United States National Museum
  • United States President


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Includes list of reproductions and description of the Jefferson desk.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1981
  • Revolution, 1775-1783


  • Government
  • Politics
  • History
  • National Collections
  • Furnishings
  • Furniture
  • United States--Politics and government


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