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Betts, Edwin Morris


Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book

Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Edwin Morris Betts. Introduction by Peter J. Hatch

Jefferson's love of gardening is well known. In his day Jefferson not only planned but also worked in the gardens at Monticello, aided by his family members, slaves, and European workers. His delight in gardening is also revealed in his correspondence with leading horticulturists worldwide,... More


Thomas Jefferson's Farm Book

Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Edwin Morris Betts

"I am going to Virginia," Jefferson wrote late in 1793. "I am then to be liberated from the hated occupations of politics, and to remain in the bosom of my family, my farm, and my books." Although Jefferson's liberation from public life was to prove temporary, in 1794 he did enjoy an extended... More


Thomas Jefferson's Flower Garden at Monticello, 3rd ed

Edwin Morris Betts and Hazelhurst Bolton Perkins. Revised and enlarged by Peter J. Hatch

The restoration of the flower gardens at Monticello in 1941, sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia, was the result of Edwin Betts's scholarly research and Hazlehurst Perkins's practical gardening skills. Thomas Jefferson's Flower Garden at Monticello presents the evolution of Jefferson's... More