Nov 102011
 

Jeff Looney speaking at the Charlottesville Senior Center.

Jeff Looney speaking at the Charlottesville Senior Center.

Rick Britton is a Charlottesville-based author, lecturer, and cartographer. An award-winning historian, Rick also organizes history-related lecture classes in conjunction with the Charlottesville Senior Center.

On Thursday, September 15, 2011, the second lecture in a new lecture series entitled “Virginia History 201: Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, A Dynasty of Friends” was delivered by Jeff Looney, Senior Editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series. Called “Jefferson Through the Eyes of His Family,” Editor Looney’s talk-using anecdotes culled from the many Jefferson and Randolph family letters-presents the human side of the “Sage of Monticello’s” life after his retirement from public office.

This is the second of five parts for this series. Click here listen all five parts of this series.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Jeff Looney joins Coy Barefoot

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Jan 192011
 

1.19.11 Editor of the Thomas Jefferson Retirement Papers Jeff Looney joins Coy to discuss the release of the newest volume of the Jefferson Papers. The recently published Volume 7 covers the War of 1812, and Looney describes the letters penned by our 3rd President regarding the series of events which kickstarted the war between the United States and Great Britain. Also included are the first documents referencing Albemarle Academy- the school which would eventually become the University of Virginia.