Scrapbook of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation [manuscript], 1947.


Scrapbook of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation [manuscript], 1947.

The scrapbook, compiled by Houston, contains letters, documents, photographs, and newsclippings concerning the visit to Monticello by Harry S. Truman on July 4, 1947. Texts of Truman's address on the occasion as well as remarks by Houston and Governor Bill Tuck are included. Dignitaries photographed at Monticello include Truman, Tuck, Senator A. Willis Robertson, and University of Virginia president Colgate W. Darden. There are also two scenes of Truman's cavalcade through downtown Charlottesville. Correspondents include Truman, Tuck, Nancy Astor, James Bruce, Prentice Cooper, and Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. A letter and a clipping, 1968, concerning the Foundation's purchase of "Tufton" were added to the scrapbook at a later date.

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