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Fall dinner at Monticello, November 3, 2000, in memory of Thomas Jefferson

Author: Lucia C Stanton; Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation.
Publisher: Charlottesville, Va. : Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 2000.
Series: Monticello Keepsakes, 68
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Jefferson sought to raise sheep at Monticello and in Washington, D.C. because of his ardent interest in agriculture and animal husbandry. The desire for fine wool in America precipitated an agricultural craze for the importation of Merino sheep from Spain during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Jefferson hoped to profit from the sale of wool, while simultaneously demonstrating his patriotic spirit (by wearing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lucia C Stanton; Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation.
OCLC Number: 45874707
Notes: Chiefly an essay entiled: "Sheep for the president" / Lucia Stanton.
Description: 16 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.
Series Title: Monticello Keepsakes, 68
Other Titles: Sheep for the president.
Responsibility: [Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation].

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Jefferson sought to raise sheep at Monticello and in Washington, D.C. because of his ardent interest in agriculture and animal husbandry. The desire for fine wool in America precipitated an agricultural craze for the importation of Merino sheep from Spain during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Jefferson hoped to profit from the sale of wool, while simultaneously demonstrating his patriotic spirit (by wearing American-made cloth) and scientific interest in adding new stock to existing breeds.

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