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Map Copy Major John Thornton's platt.

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  • Copy Major John Thornton's platt.


  • Eppes, Francis.
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.

Created / Published

  • [177-?]


  • -  Jefferson, Thomas,--1743-1826--Homes & haunts--Virginia--Goochland County
  • -  Real property--Virginia--Goochland County--Maps
  • -  Manuscript maps
  • -  United States--Virginia--Goochland County


  • -  Thomas Jefferson's copy of a 1718 survey by Francis Eppes of property at the junction of the Rivanna and Fluvanna Rivers.
  • -  Gift; Janet Hall; Mar. 10 1995.
  • -  Accompanied by manuscript letter and photo copy of verso of letter attached to topographic map of Elk Hill region.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  Includes Thomas Jefferson's signature and descriptive index to property boundaries.
  • -  Imperfect: Folded in fourths with slight discoloration and spotting in bottom right corner.


  • 1 ms. map ; 20 x 30 cm, on sheet 38 x 32 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G3883.G6G46 1718 .E7


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2004627246

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Eppes, Francis, and Thomas Jefferson. Copy Major John Thornton's platt. [177-?, 1770] Map.

APA citation style:

Eppes, F. & Jefferson, T. (1770) Copy Major John Thornton's platt. [177-?] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Eppes, Francis, and Thomas Jefferson. Copy Major John Thornton's platt. [177-?, 1770] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.