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John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Their Books

The Boston Public Library, Massachusetts Historical Society, and Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello are among the organizations presenting a conference titled “John Adams & Thomas Jefferson: Libraries, Leadership and Legacy” in Boston and Charlottesville this June.The first session will be in Massachusetts from Sunday, 21 June, through Tuesday, 23 June. The action then moves south to Virginia for three more days of activity, from Thursday the 25th through Saturday the 27th.
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Muffins at Monticello

History / US History : Boston 1775 (2 years ago)

Thomas Jefferson’s Granddaughter in Queen Victoria’s England: The Travel Diary of Ellen Wayles Coolidge, 1838-1839, edited by Ann Lucas Birle and Lisa A. Francavilla, is a book from the Massachusetts Historical Society. (Other autho... Read Post

Statuary Lunch at Massachusetts Historical Society, 4 Dec.

History / US History : Boston 1775 (5 years ago)

The Massachusetts Historical Society’s Beehive blog says that as part of the Brown-Bag Seminar series, Library Assistant Heather Merrill and Boston By Foot volunteer Tod Forman will speak about “Legacies in Stone: Some Statues of Bo... Read Post

Adams-Jefferson Conference Kickoff

Academics / Literature : PhiloBiblos (5 years ago)

The first event of the John Adams & Thomas Jefferson: Libraries, Leadership and Legacy conference was held tonight: John Carter Brown library director Ted Widmer gave a keynote address titled "People of the Book: John Adams, Thomas ... Read Post


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