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The domestic life of Thomas Jefferson.

Author: Sarah N Randolph
Publisher: New York, Harper, 1871.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Randolph, Sarah N. (Sarah Nicholas), 1839-1892.
Domestic life of Thomas Jefferson.
New York, Harper, 1871
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah N Randolph
OCLC Number: 1392462
Notes: Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
See later editions (1939 to 1967) for addenda material by Mary R.B. McAdie on the Thomas Jefferson Randolph family and the Randolph sisters, the school at Edgehill and the Patapsco Institute, including images of the family at Edgehill and genealogical tables.
One Copy Gift From: William L. Davenport.
One Copy Gift From: Mrs. George M. Cochran.
One Copy Gift From: George Green Shackelford, 2002.
Two Copies Gift From: Mrs. Robert Berretta, 2005. One SpecColl copy inscribed and signed by author.
Thomas Jefferson : a comprehensive, annotated bibliography (by Frank Shuffelton)
Thomas Jefferson and slavery (bibliographic project)
The private Jefferson, by his great-granddaughter. Still useful, often reprinted. -- Frank Shuffelton
Recalls the private side of a public family. Although the letters are included in the numerous editions of Jefferson's papers, the work's unique quality derives from the anecdotes and personal comments of Jefferson family members. -- Marilyn K. Parr (Library of Congress, A Selected List of References)
The author of this book uses both letters from Jefferson's lifetime and additional commentary to present a thorough summary of Jefferson's life. Strictly personal aspects of Jefferson's life such as his early memories, family, and education are all described. The letters shed light on parts of his later life such as his extended stay in Europe and political offices (Secretary of State, Vice President, and President) he held. His actions regarding and opinions on political issues of his time (namely the American Revolution and later the French revolution) are also explained. Included are letters describing the building of Monticello as well as daily life there. Footnotes explain relationships between family members that are unclear in the letters are provided throughout the book. -- Reilly Kayser and Jeri Kent (Monticello High School Scholars Program, Spring 2003)
In this compilation of letters and "reminiscences" by his great-granddaughter, Jefferson is portrayed as a person. Descriptions of his daily activities put less of an emphasis on a founding father, and more of one on a Virginia landowner. Slavery, however, is mentioned but briefly, and does injustice to an unbiased portrayal of Thomas Jefferson. -- Melissa Wilks and Alexander Wray-Kerr (Monticello High School Scholars Program, Spring 2003)
Shuffelton Bibliography : Vol. 1 (1826-1980), No. 999
Description: xiii, 432 pages illustrations, facsimiles, plan, plates, portraits 21 cm
Responsibility: Comp. from family letters and reminiscences, by his great-granddaughter, Sarah N. Randolph.
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