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Private passions, public legacy : Paul Mellon's private library at the University of Virginia

Author: Paul MellonThomas JeffersonMichael PlunkettHeather MooreUniversity of Virginia. Library.All authors
Publisher: [Charlottesville, Va.] : Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, ©2001-
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Exhibition highlights gift received by the University of Virginia Library in May 2000 of 447 rare books, manuscripts, and maps from the estate of noted philanthropist, art and book collector, Paul Mellon, making possible the first large-scale public display of an important private collection.
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Biography
Named Person: Paul Mellon; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Mellon; Thomas Jefferson; Michael Plunkett; Heather Moore; University of Virginia. Library.; University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Department.
OCLC Number: 46541562
Notes: Title from Introduction screen; description based on display of Mar. 22, 2001.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Introduction --
Paul Mellon's legacy --
Acquiring Virginia's treasures --
Exploring the New World --
From Colony to Constitution --
Collecting Jefferson --
Expanding westward --
Slavery and the Civil War --
Opening new vistas.
Other Titles: Paul Mellon's private library at the University of Virginia
Private passions, public legacy at the University of Virginia
Responsibility: [exhibition curated by Michael Plunkett and Heather Moore ; Albert H. Small Special Collections Library ; website design by Garry Barrow].

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Exhibition highlights gift received by the University of Virginia Library in May 2000 of 447 rare books, manuscripts, and maps from the estate of noted philanthropist, art and book collector, Paul Mellon, making possible the first large-scale public display of an important private collection.

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