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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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A Summary View, Research
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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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A Summary View, Research
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Anna Berkes

Much as I love debunking Jefferson quotations that were probably made up by college students last week on Facebook, it’s somewhat more intellectually stimulating to revisit some venerable old spurious quotes. ...MORE »

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A Summary View, Thomas Jefferson
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Lisa at the PTJRS

While reading just about anything these days, it is not unusual to come across a Thomas Jefferson quote – sometimes real, sometimes not – but how often do you get what appears to be a complete Jefferson letter in the mail?

While serving as president, in November 1803, Jefferson wrote from...MORE »

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Research, Thomas Jefferson
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Anna Berkes

Back in the 1920s, when the nascent Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation (my current employer, now called the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., and not to be confused with the Monticello Association or the...MORE »

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Chad

On July 20, 2010, the New York Times published a thoughtful essay on Jefferson's...MORE »

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Anna Berkes

Lots of people ask us for recommendations for which Jefferson biography to read, but the choices are so many and people’s tastes so varied that answering this question is always a bit tricky.  So I thought I’d ask the audience: which would you recommend?  I’ll prime the pump with a list of...MORE »

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A Summary View, Thomas Jefferson
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Anna Berkes

I know that when you want the latest hot Jefferson biography, it must seem like aeons until it is ready for you.  Well, I am here to tell you that we are not just sitting on your book, twiddling our thumbs.  No!  We are doing Very Important Things to that book.  You can’t see it, but we...MORE »

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A Summary View, Research
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Anna Berkes

Maybe we don’t have Jefferson’s actual letters here at the Jefferson Library, but we have other cool stuff – oh yes we do!  One perhaps less showy-cool but nonetheless important sort of thing we have here is books, correspondence, and research notes from a lot of the great Jefferson scholars....MORE »

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