WITH AUTHOR NANCY RUBIN STUART, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CAPE COD WRITERS CENTER
August 6, 2021
Books and the World: Julieta Almeida Rodrigues Thomas Jefferson wrote the epitaph for his tombstone. In character, he didn't want to be remembered as President of the United States, Vice-President, Secretary of State, or Ambassador to France. The obelisk mentions one of the accomplishments he was most proud of: Father of the University of Virginia. Eleonora and Joseph describes how much Jefferson wanted Joseph Correia da Serra to head the Department of Natural History (which included Botany).