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Some time ago, while rooting around in the archives (looking for something else, as usual), I came...More >>
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Stock photo of Marilyn Monroe
On May 22, 56 years ago, Marilyn Monroe and her husband of less than a year, Arthur Miller, walked...More >>
It seems that the glory days of spurious Jefferson quotations have gone. Rarely do we get these...More >>
Question mark icon over a silhouette of Mary's sister Martha Jefferson Carr.
A while ago I spent a little time (by which I mean maybe 26 hours or so) doing research in response...More >>
I’ve spent the last several months going through the library’s files, neatening things up,...More >>
Photograph showing corner of billiard table in the Dome Room
There are a lot of stories about Monticello that crept into the lore over the years - mostly after...More >>
In his Autobiography , Jefferson wrote: The tradition in my father’s family was that their ancestor...More >>
The latest Shuffelton item to cross my desk is quite the Victorian jewel. No, really. You should...More >>
I'm currently engaged in a long-term quest to acquire every single item in Frank Shuffelton's epic...More >>
Much as I love debunking Jefferson quotations that were probably made up by college students last...More >>

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