Washington University Libraries invite you to a talk by Ann Lucas Birle, research historian at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, about her book Thomas Jefferson’s Granddaughter in Queen Victoria’s England: The Travel Diary of Ellen Wayles Coolidge, 1838-1839 and about the discovery of books once owned by Thomas Jefferson, in Washington University Libraries’ collections.
Birle's lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Wilson Hall, Room 214, on Washington University’s Danforth Campus. A reception, book signing, and exhibition will follow in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Room and Grand Staircase Lobby. Birle’s book will be available for purchase at the reception. The exhibition, State of the Union: Reconstructing a Thomas Jefferson Family Library, can be viewed during regular library hours through mid-June.
This event is free and open to the public. If you plan to attend, please email email@example.com or call 314-935-5418. Leave your name and the number of people in your party. For a map of campus, visit http://wustl.edu/community/visitors/maps/danforthmap.pdf. Wilson Hall (building #125 ) is on the south side of campus, and Olin Library (building #81) sits at roughly the geographic center of campus.