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Handwritten copy (with deletions crossed out and additions added) of the first few sentence of Jefferson

The Book Delivery System at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Josh Levy

This is a guest post by Cheryl Fox, Library of Congress Archives and Library History Collections Specialist in the Manuscript Division. Congress began in 1873 to plan a separate building for the Library of Congress, which had outgrown its space in the U.S. Capitol Building. It took more than sixteen years to decide on the …