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Anna Berkes

Some time ago, while rooting around in the archives (...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

On May 22, 56 years ago, Marilyn Monroe and her husband of less than a year, Arthur Miller, walked into Monticello, hoping to take a tour without anyone recognizing them.  Unfortunately for them, their hopes were dashed almost immediately.

The word got out, and the local newspaper sent a...MORE »

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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 »

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Anna Berkes
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Anna Berkes

I’ve spent the last several months going through the library’s files, neatening things up, eliminating duplicates and inconsistencies, and generally satisfying my compulsion to organize things and make sure everything is spelled correctly.  I found something the other day which has turned out to...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

There are a lot of stories about Monticello that crept into the lore over the years - mostly after Jefferson died, after all the family had left Monticello, and no one who had lived there during its heyday was around anymore to refute them. These stories found their way into popular literature...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

In his Autobiography, Jefferson wrote:

The tradition in my father’s family was that their ancestor came to this country from Wales, and from near the mountain of Snowdon, the highest in Gr. Br. I noted once a case from Wales in the law reports

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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Anna Berkes

The latest Shuffelton item to cross my desk is quite the Victorian jewel.  No, really.  You should see the cover.  In fact, here it is:

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Anna Berkes

I'm currently engaged in a long-term quest to acquire every single item in Frank Shuffelton's epic Thomas Jefferson: A Comprehensive, Annotated Bibliography of Writings About Him, 1826-1997. Frank Shuffelton, as...MORE »

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