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Edwin Morris Betts (1892-1958) was professor of biology at the University of Virginia for thirty-one years. He first became interested in Jefferson's gardening and farming pursuits while studying the trees Jefferson imported from abroad for planting on the grounds of the University. His scholarly legacy also includes his editing of Thomas Jefferson's Farm Book.
Great book and personal reference. Inspiring. To any gardener, statistician to timing of planting, what you grow and weather accountingPublished on August 29, 2013 by Karen T. Owen
I'm an admirer of Jefferson and his Monticello house. This book is another "real" story about his life, his love for all plants and those he brought to the US. Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Teresa Meehan
I have become more interested in Thomas Jefferson, and this book gives interesting insights not only of Jefferson as a planter, and plantation owner, but by reading his... Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by Porter