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Previous decade: 1800s



1813 - Federal Depository Library Program began.


1814 - Invading British troops set fire to the Capitol Building, completely destroying the interior of the Library of Congress


1814 - One month later in September (post fire) Thomas Jefferson offers his personal library as a replacement.


Jan. 1815 - Congress accepts Jefferson's 6,487 books to establish a "new" Library that will become the basis for the development of the Library of Congress. Congress purchases his private library for $23, 950. It is shipped in May.


1819 - University of Virginia

Next decade: 1820s

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