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Blog Archive: November 2011

Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.

Anna Berkes

It seems that the glory days of spurious Jefferson quotations have gone.  Rarely do we get these types of questions any more.  Now that we are experiencing a breather on that front, I've had the chance to ponder the phenomenon a bit. One thing I've been thinking about is what gives spurious...MORE »

Blog Categories: 
A Summary View, Research
Beth Sawyer

“What is the coolest thing you’ve ever found?” This is a question I get often yet it is one of the most difficult to answer. Everything that we find provides valuable information for our research of how people lived in the past, so what we think is “cool” may not be what others would say is “...MORE »

Leni the Cook

Time for the November installment of our monthly series in which we post a recipe from The Virginia House-wife, a recipe book published in 1824 by Mary Randolph, kinswoman to Thomas Jefferson. Leni...MORE »

Blog Categories: 
Food and drink, Thomas Jefferson


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