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Poplar Forest and Thomas Jefferson

Author: S Allen Chambers
Publisher: Forest, Va. : Published for the Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson, 1993.
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Chambers, S. Allen.
Poplar Forest and Thomas Jefferson.
Forest, Va. : Published for the Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson, 1993
(OCoLC)705760933
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Allen Chambers
OCLC Number: 28272467
Notes: Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
Illustrated endpapers.
Thomas Jefferson : a comprehensive, annotated bibliography (by Frank Shuffelton)
Well-illustrated and researched account of TJ's second home, his design and construction of it, and his life there. Traces the house's history down to its acquisition by the Corporation, including changes made by subsequent tenants. Unrivalled as the best treatment to date of Poplar Forest. -- Frank Shuffelton
Introduction : "My other home" -- 1. "The Poplar Forest" (1745-74) -- 2. "Better acquainted with my own country" (1774-84) -- 3. "Labouring without pleasure . . . or profit" (1784-93) -- 4. "Tranquility is now my object" (1794-1800) -- 5. "Destined for a dwelling house" (1800-1805) -- 6. " Chisolm goes to Bedford" (1805-8) -- 7. "A very great improvement to look of the house" (1808) -- 8. "Quite at leisure" (1809-11) -- 9. "The best dwelling house in the state" (1812-13) -- 10. "A wing of offices" (1813-15) -- 11. "Furnished in the simplest manner" and "the finest part of Virginia" (1814-15) -- 12. "A crowd of curious people" and "a common curiosity" (Summer and Autumn, 1815) -- 13. "The most rising place in the U.S." (1816-17) -- 14. "The most eminent in the United States" and "the most sublime of nature's works" (1817) -- 15. "A babling of 40 years birth and nursing" and "a clap of thunder" (1817-19) -- 16. "Greatest hail storm ever saw" (Summer 1819) -- 17. "The coup de grace" and "a leaky house" (1819-20) -- 18. "The most tedious journey" and "a tranquility and retirement much adapted to my age and indolence" (1821) -- 19. "Ornaments for Bedford" and a marriage at Monticello (1822-23) -- 20. "Next summer perhaps" (1823-25) -- 21. "Not even a log hut to put my head into" (1826) -- 22. "What say you to Florida" or "good night old Virginia" (1826-29) -- 23. "Fire in Bedford" (1828-77) -- 24. "Someone who would . . . preserve it" (1877-present) -- Appendix.
Shuffelton Bibliography : Suppl. (1991- ), No. 823
Description: xiii, 243 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
Responsibility: S. Allen Chambers, Jr.
Local System Bib Number:
4477
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