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The domestic life of Thomas Jefferson

Author: Sarah N Randolph
Publisher: Charlottesville : Published for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation by the University Press of Virginia, 1978.
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Jefferson's life at Monticello compiled from family letters and reminiscences by his great-granddaughter, Sarah N. Randolph.

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Randolph, Sarah N. (Sarah Nicholas), 1839-1892.
Domestic life of Thomas Jefferson.
Charlottesville : Published for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation by the University Press of Virginia, 1978
(OCoLC)644373207
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah N Randolph
ISBN: 0813907187 9780813907185
OCLC Number: 4135858
Notes: Reprint of the 1871 ed. published by Harper, New York.
Includes index.

Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
One Copy Gift From: Vernon E. Lewis, 2002.
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
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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 that explain relationships between family members 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)
Includes a reprint of addenda material by Mary R.B. McAdie on the Thomas Jefferson Randolph family and the Randolph sisters, and the school at Edgehill. For images of the family at Edgehill, genealogical tables, and a short writeup on the Patapsco Institute, refer to earlier editions (1939-1967).
Shuffelton Bibliography : Vol. 1 (1826-1980), No. 999
Description: 452 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: compiled from family letters and reminiscences by Sarah N. Randolph.
Local System Bib Number:
1859
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