In honor of Mrs. Elizabeth Jeffress

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Tree species:
Quercus michauxii
Common name:
Swamp Chestnut Oak
Brooks Hall East
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Elizabeth Jeffress, sister of Allen Talbot Gwathmey, gave funds to the University of Virginia that made possible the replacement of concrete walks with brick in the Academical Village. She dedicated that work to her husband, Robert M. Jeffress, and a plaque was installed in a brick wall adjacent to Pavilion V. Elizabeth was a member of the Garden Club of Virginia and helped to arrange the restoration of the Pavilion Gardens.


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