University of Virginia Library


The Library of the University, originally selected and arranged


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by Mr. Jefferson, has since been augmented by two very valuable
donations, the one a legacy from Mr. Madison, the other from a
generous and enlightened citizen of Richmond, the late Christian
Bohn, Esq. Through these additions, and the annual increase
by purchase, it now numbers upwards of 17,000 volumes, comprising
an unusually large proportion of standard literary and
scientific works, in the principal European languages, together
with a rich and extensive collection of engravings.

Under certain restrictions, students are allowed the use of the
books, and the Librarian is in attendance at stated hours to comply
with their orders and to receive the books returned.