Autograph Letter Signed from Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, Virginia, to Benjamin Waterhouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Title

Autograph Letter Signed from Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, Virginia, to Benjamin Waterhouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Abstract

After successfully vaccinating his children against smallpox, Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse sent a copy of his pamphlet A Prospect of Exterminating the Small-Pox (1800) to Thomas Jefferson, then Vice-President of the United States. As this letter from 1801 testifies, some vaccine matter from Waterhouse was used by Jefferson in experiments with members of his family and household at Monticello.

Creator

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Date Created

1801, August 21

Extent

1 page

Identifier

E2003.1.23

Provenance

Gift of Mary Ware Sampson and Margaret Thayer Lancaster to the Harvard Medical Library, 1941

Files

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Citation

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 , “Autograph Letter Signed from Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, Virginia, to Benjamin Waterhouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed April 22, 2019, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6443.

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