THOMAS JEFFERSON MONTICELLO PEN
- Custom Rhodium & Black Titanium design postable Cap Rollerball featuring a hand-carved center band
- Limited Collection created from Witness Wood® acquired by local Virginia artisans from the home of our 3rd President: Monticello
- Witness Wood® used in the Thomas Jefferson Pen is tulip poplar from a tree that was felled on the estate in 2008
- Engraved Thomas Jefferson - Monticello
- Made in the USA
Each pen is individually handcrafted and therefore may vary in look and feel
Thomas Jefferson Tulip Poplar
Thomas Jefferson - author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third President of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia - voiced the aspirations of a new America as no other individual of his era. As a public official, historian, philosopher, and plantation owner, he served his country for over five decades.
In 1769, Jefferson began building his house on the plantation that he inherited from his father, Peter Jefferson and although still incomplete in the 1780s, it still
impressed European visitors with the sophistication of its design. By 1809, Jefferson finished the rebuilding of Monticello begun in 1796. He transformed the original eight-room Palladian villa, with its tall two-story portico, into a 21-room house designed in the fashionable Neoclassical style he saw in France.
Jefferson, an avid horticulturist, also created the gardens at Monticello, which were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world. He experimented with plant species brought over from Europe and was particularly interested in developing vineyards.
The Tulip Poplar used in this pen was acquired from the local company that was contracted to remove the hollowed-out and dead tree that graced the SW corner of the building in 2008.
In his Weather Memorandum Book on April 16, 1807, Jefferson noted planting "1. Laurodendron in margin of SW [shrub circle] from the nursery." This is the exact spot that this poplar tree was growing. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation believed that this was enough evidence to consider and promote this tree as the only one on the property that was definitely original and planted by Jefferson.
All pens are handcrafted by Master Pen Craftsman and are made in America.
Each is individually hand made and each varies in look and feel both in grain and shape.
History Salvaged product is guaranteed authentic and made utilizing the wood describe and in conjunction with our partner clients.
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