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This month's Magazine Antiques features an article by Cybèle Gontar on Campeachy (Campeche) chairs - the article is heavy on the TJ content. Campeachy chairs , for those who may be unfamiliar with them, are curious low-slung neo-something pieces of furniture, of which Jefferson was inordinately fond and owned several. Sitting in one shifts your center of gravity in such a way that they are right tricky to get out of.More >>
Dear American Heritage Dictionary , 4th edition (2009): Hello! How are you? Ahem. It has recently...More >>
Unfortunately it's been a bizarre week for us here (hence the dearth of blog entries), but I did...More >>
Reference question: For whom is Carolina Ramsay Randolph (Thomas Jefferson's great-granddaughter,...More >>
I was unaware of this, but it seems that our beloved local apple, the Albemarle Pippin , is in fact...More >>
Some weeks ago a book was returned to us, and its back cover caught my eye. As it happens, the book...More >>
Cue the angel chorus! At long long long last, the Papers of Thomas Jefferson are now available...More >>
Our unofficial motto here at the Jefferson Library is "A Good Place to Eat," so it seems highly...More >>
Today was the grand opening of the new Monticello Visitor Center & Smith Education Center , and...More >>
I feel obliged to inform you, if you didn't already know, that it's Thomas Jefferson's 266th...More >>

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