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The Jefferson Library recently purchased The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the...More >>
The 2008 issue of Furniture History: The Journal of the Furniture History Society is All John Soane...More >>
Increasingly I'm coming to believe that I'm totally wasting my time in assiduously searching all sorts of websites, databases and books to figure out whether or not Thomas Jefferson is the source of a given quote. Really (I tell myself), if it quacks like a duck, it's most likely a duck. Or, in my case, if it sounds like a Hallmark card or a self-help book, it's probably not from the pen of Thomas Jefferson. Just to entertain you, here are some of my favorite silly quotes that people have attributed to Jefferson:More >>
Here at the Jefferson Library we are great consumers of pie, leftover food, and quirky publishers'...More >>
Guesty commentary Economists have not-as a general rule-been kind to Jefferson or his financial...More >>
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 >>
Guesty commentary Financial crises are nothing new in American history. The Panic of 1819 was the...More >>
Unfortunately it's been a bizarre week for us here (hence the dearth of blog entries), but I did...More >>
What make of car would Jefferson drive? What make of car would Jefferson drive? (use "Other" to...More >>
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