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The Bradford pear trees are blooming this week (at least I think they're Bradford pear trees, but I have been known to misidentify plants), and for once on the first official day of the season it actually seems like said season. Just in time for all this, there's a new book from the University of Virginia Press: Historic Virginia Gardens: Preservation WoMore >>
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A Summary View, Gardens
I've already mentioned this book in a previous blog post, but this blogger's discussion of David G...More >>
And by "extravaganza" I mean "two book reviews in one issue." In the latest Virginia Magazine of...More >>
Just arrived inexplicably on our desk the other day ( Museum Shop ? Is that you, sending us...More >>
American Scientist is getting a lot of mileage out of Jefferson lately. In the March-April 2009 issue of American Scientist , mathematician Lawren Smithline helps out the folks at the Papers of Thomas Jefferson by decoding a supposedly-unbreakably-encoded message sent to Jefferson by Philadelphia smarty-pants Robert Patterson in 1801.More >>
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... Thomas Jefferson made what's considered to be the first American contribution to vertebrate...More >>
Most quotations we're asked about sound nothing like Thomas Jefferson, but since I can't pin down...More >>
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Though Thomas Jefferson was always reluctant to reveal his religious beliefs in public, today...More >>
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Jefferson Today
A few items of possible interest which I've decided to throw all together in one entry, as my...More >>
Usually I don't plague my half-dozen loyal readers with more than one post in a single day, but I...More >>

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