President Jefferson’s Pen Maker

Early on in this journey I wrote about Peregrine Williamson, the first identified steel pen maker in the US. He was an inventor, businessman, innovator. I mentioned an 1808 advertisement in which he included an endorsement from President Thomas Jefferson.

I recently came upon the full set of Jefferson’s papers and was lucky enough to find a set of correspondence between the two. I’ve posted a second part to Peregrine Williamson’s story with each of these letters and some commentary on each.

Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “President Jefferson’s Pen Maker”

  1. Andrew,
    You’ve already got the first article started! Hope you will submit to The Pennant.
    Nice to meet you today.
    David Wright, PCA VP

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