Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello

Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello
Her Life and Times

by Cynthia A. Kierner

  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release : 2012-05-14
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 080788250X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the oldest and favorite daughter of Thomas Jefferson, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836) was extremely well educated, traveled in the circles of presidents and aristocrats, and was known on two continents for her particular grace and sincerity. Yet, as mistress of a large household, she was not spared the tedium, frustration, and great sorrow that most women of her time faced. Though Patsy's name is familiar because of her famous father, Cynthia Kierner is the first historian to place Patsy at the center of her own story, taking readers into the largely ignored private spaces of the founding era. Randolph's life story reveals the privileges and limits of celebrity and shows that women were able to venture beyond their domestic roles in surprising ways. Following her mother's death, Patsy lived in Paris with her father and later served as hostess at the President's House and at Monticello. Her marriage to Thomas Mann Randolph, a member of Congress and governor of Virginia, was often troubled. She and her eleven children lived mostly at Monticello, greeting famous guests and debating issues ranging from a woman's place to slavery, religion, and democracy. And later, after her family's financial ruin, Patsy became a fixture in Washington society during Andrew Jackson's presidency. In this extraordinary biography, Kierner offers a unique look at American history from the perspective of this intelligent, tactfully assertive woman.

Monticello

Monticello
A Daughter and Her Father

by Sally Cabot Gunning

  • Publisher : Thorndike Press
  • Release : 2016-12-21
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781410494450
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the critically acclaimed author of The Widow's War comes a captivating work of literary historical fiction that explores the tenuous relationship between a brilliant and complex father and his devoted daughter Thomas Jefferson and Martha Jefferson Randolph. After the death of her beloved mother, Martha Jefferson spent five years abroad with her father, Thomas Jefferson, on his first diplomatic mission to France. Now, at seventeen, Jefferson s bright, handsome eldest daughter is returning to the lush hills of the family s beloved Virginia plantation, Monticello. While the large, beautiful estate is the same as she remembers, Martha has changed. The young girl that sailed to Europe is now a woman with a heart made heavy by a first love gone wrong. The world around her has also become far more complicated than it once seemed. The doting father she idolized since childhood has begun to pull away. Moving back into political life, he has become distracted by the tumultuous fight for power and troubling new attachments. The home she adores depends on slavery, a practice Martha abhors. But Monticello is burdened by debt, and it cannot survive without the labor of her family s slaves. The exotic distant cousin she is drawn to has a taste for dangerous passions, dark desires that will eventually compromise her own. As her life becomes constrained by the demands of marriage, motherhood, politics, scandal, and her family s increasing impoverishment, Martha yearns to find her way back to the gentle beauty and quiet happiness of the world she once knew at the top of her father s little mountain. "

The True Story of America's First Daughter, Martha Patsy Jefferson

The True Story of America's First Daughter, Martha Patsy Jefferson
A Book

by Geraldine Brooks

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-11-19
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781979872850
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Brooks has done so much to renew the acquaintance of American women with their foremothers ... interesting and instructive." -The American Monthly Review The widespread popularity of Miss Geraldine Brooks' book, "Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days" (1900), led to the request that the author prepare a companion volume dealing with the period immediately following the Revolutionary War. This she did in 1901 with "Dames and Daughters of the Young Republic" which included a series of eight delightful sketches of celebrated women, like Dolly Madison, Martha Jefferson, Elizabeth Patterson (Madame Bonaparte) and Dorothy Hancock. The sketch of Martha Jefferson has been excerpted here for the convenience of the reader, due to the present great interest in Thomas Jefferson's famous daughter. Brooks' account provides a pleasing sketches of Martha who had not a little to do with the early management of this country's affairs-though, perhaps, in a quiet way-and the portrait also affords a vivid glimpses of a chivalrous time. It throws entertaining side-lights upon Martha and the well-known people with whom she came in contact. It is a narrative sketch and is designed to show the character and conditions of society that governed life in America over two centuries ago. Martha Jefferson Randolph ( 1772 -1836) was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, and his wife Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson. Born at Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia. Her nickname was Patsy. She married Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., who served as a politician at the federal and state levels and was elected a governor of Virginia (1819-1822). They had twelve children together. Martha was very close to her father in his old age. Martha Jefferson Randolph is also the subject of the novel America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, published in March 2016. The novel draws heavily upon Jefferson's letters.

The Lady from Monticello

The Lady from Monticello
Martha Jefferson Randolph

by Lorraine Ann Murray

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Monticello

Monticello
A Daughter and Her Father; A Novel

by Sally Cabot Gunning

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2016-09-06
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0062320459
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the critically acclaimed author of The Widow's War comes a captivating work of literary historical fiction that explores the tenuous relationship between a brilliant and complex father and his devoted daughter—Thomas Jefferson and Martha Jefferson Randolph. After the death of her beloved mother, Martha Jefferson spent five years abroad with her father, Thomas Jefferson, on his first diplomatic mission to France. Now, at seventeen, Jefferson’s bright, handsome eldest daughter is returning to the lush hills of the family’s beloved Virginia plantation, Monticello. While the large, beautiful estate is the same as she remembers, Martha has changed. The young girl that sailed to Europe is now a woman with a heart made heavy by a first love gone wrong. The world around her has also become far more complicated than it once seemed. The doting father she idolized since childhood has begun to pull away. Moving back into political life, he has become distracted by the tumultuous fight for power and troubling new attachments. The home she adores depends on slavery, a practice Martha abhors. But Monticello is burdened by debt, and it cannot survive without the labor of her family’s slaves. The exotic distant cousin she is drawn to has a taste for dangerous passions, dark desires that will eventually compromise her own. As her life becomes constrained by the demands of marriage, motherhood, politics, scandal, and her family’s increasing impoverishment, Martha yearns to find her way back to the gentle beauty and quiet happiness of the world she once knew at the top of her father’s “little mountain.”

Jefferson and Monticello

Jefferson and Monticello
The Biography of a Builder

by Jack Mclaughlin

  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 2011-04-01
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 9781429936798
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book, a National Book Award nominee in 1988, is the life of Thomas Jefferson as seen through the prism of his love affair with Monticello. For over half a century, it was his consuming passion, his most serious amusement. With a sure command of sources and skilled intuitive understanding of Jefferson, McLaughlin crafts and uncommon portrait of builder and building alike. En route he tells us much about life in Virginia; about Monticello's craftsmen and how they worked their materials; about slavery, class, and family; and, above all, about the multiplicity of domestic concerns that preoccupied this complex man. It is an engaging and incisive look at the eighteenth-century mind: systematic, rational, and curious, but also playful, comfort-loving, and amusing. Ultimately, it provides readers with great insight into daily life in Colonial and Federal America.

Worlds of Thomas Jefferson At Monticello

Worlds of Thomas Jefferson At Monticello
A Book

by Susan R. Stein,Collectif

  • Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • Release : 1993-05-15
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson was, by any reckoning, one of the most remarkable men ever to have crossed America's political stage. In 1776 he drafted the Declaration of Independence, and throughout the Revolution and in the posts he held thereafter - governor of Virginia, minister to France, secretary of state, vice president, and president - Jefferson's responsibilities were enormous and his accomplishments profound. Yet during those years he also was able to design his own house, Monticello, the magnificent Palladian mansion in central Virginia, and later to establish the University of Virginia and to plan its principal buildings. And, through all this, Jefferson made purchases for a lifetime. Needing to furnish not only Monticello but also the ministerial residence in Paris - the Hotel de Langeac - and the President's House in Washington, Jefferson bought with consummate taste and an extraordinary eye for the newest in American, English, and French styles. Fascinated by science and the growing field we now call "technology," Jefferson procured or had built devices for copying letters, telescopes for exploring the stars, and even dumbwaiters to minimize dependence on servants at mealtimes. He was keenly curious about his native land and devoted to promoting its virtues, and he acquired examples of its fossils, flora, and fauna and studied its indigenous peoples. Determined that the former colonies should both enjoy their cultural patrimony and preserve their own history, he purchased original paintings and had copied what could not be bought. He commissioned busts of his intellectual heroes, as well as of the heroes of the American struggle for independence. The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson assembles more than 150 of the objects Jefferson acquired - the first time they have been seen together since the contents of Monticello were dispersed at his death. This astonishing collection reveals the limitless range of his curiosity and the acuteness of his taste, portraying not only Jefferson the statesman but also Jefferson the architect, amateur scientist, connoisseur, farmer, and historian. The articles pictured and described range from priceless historical treasures, such as the lap desk on which the Declaration of Independence was composed, to the personal and homely, such as the wrist strap and dumbbell Jefferson was obliged to use after an injury; from precious objects of art, such as Gilbert Stuart's portraits of Jefferson, to the shards of porcelain found in excavations at Monticello; from the finely worked silver tumblers known as the "Wythe-Jefferson Cups" to the Mandan buffalo robe that was part of his collection of Native American artifacts; from the great Entrance Hall clock he designed for Monticello to the silk damask-upholstered chairs he purchased in Paris. In all, it is a collection that mirrors both the mind of America's greatest statesman and the tastes and styles of the time in history when the American people secured their own independence and offered the world an example of a free people in a democratic state. The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson is written by Susan R. Stein, curator of Monticello, who provides an introduction placing Jefferson's acquisitions within the context of his political career, family life, and intellectual pursuits. In the catalogue each object is described individually with details about its history as well as its importance to Jefferson.

A "good" Plantation Mistress

A 'good' Plantation Mistress
Martha Jefferson Randolph and Slavery at Monticello

by Kathryn Gehred,Sarah Lawrence College. Women's History

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Monticello Family

The Monticello Family
Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at the University of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, April 12-May 13, 1960

by Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation,Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1960
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jefferson's Daughters

Jefferson's Daughters
Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

by Catherine Kerrison

  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2018-01-30
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1101886250
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The remarkable untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters—two white and free, one black and enslaved—and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America FINALIST FOR THE GEORGE WASHINGTON PRIZE • “Beautifully written . . . To a nuanced study of Jefferson’s two white daughters, Martha and Maria, [Kerrison] innovatively adds a discussion of his only enslaved daughter, Harriet Hemings.”—The New York Times Book Review Thomas Jefferson had three daughters: Martha and Maria by his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings. Although the three women shared a father, the similarities end there. Martha and Maria received a fine convent school education while they lived with their father during his diplomatic posting in Paris. Once they returned home, however, the sisters found their options limited by the laws and customs of early America. Harriet Hemings followed a different path. She escaped slavery—apparently with the assistance of Jefferson himself. Leaving Monticello behind, she boarded a coach and set off for a decidedly uncertain future. For this groundbreaking triple biography, history scholar Catherine Kerrison has uncovered never-before-published documents written by the Jefferson sisters, as well as letters written by members of the Jefferson and Hemings families. The richly interwoven stories of these strong women and their fight to shape their own destinies shed new light on issues of race and gender that are still relevant today—and on the legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers. Praise for Jefferson’s Daughters “A fascinating glimpse of where we have been as a nation . . . Catherine Kerrison tells us the stories of three of Thomas Jefferson’s children, who, due to their gender and race, lived lives whose most intimate details are lost to time.”—USA Today “A valuable addition to the history of Revolutionary-era America.”—The Boston Globe “A thought-provoking nonfiction narrative that reads like a novel.”—BookPage

Ties That Bound

Ties That Bound
Founding First Ladies and Slaves

by Marie Jenkins Schwartz

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2017-04-06
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 022614755X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Washington. The widow Washington ; Martha Dandridge ; Married lady ; Mistress of Mount Vernon ; Revolutionary war ; First lady ; Slaves in the president's house ; Home again -- Jefferson. Martha Wayles ; Mistress of Monticello I ; War in Virginia ; Birth and death at Monticello ; Patsy Jefferson and Sally Hemings ; First lady ; Mistress of Monticello II ; The Hemingses ; Death of Thomas Jefferson -- Madison. Dolley Payne ; Mrs. Madison ; First lady ; Mistress of Montpelier ; Decline of Montpelier ; The widow Madison ; Sale of Montpelier ; In Washington ; Death of Dolley Madison -- Epilogue inside and outside

Martha Jefferson Randolph

Martha Jefferson Randolph
The Education of a Republican Daughter & Plantation Mistress, 1782-1809

by Billy Lee Wayson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 1052
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This dissertation examines the situational and experiential education of Martha ("Patsy") Jefferson Randolph (1772-1836), daughter of Thomas Jefferson. Martha spent her formative years in a Philadelphia boarding house and a convent school in Paris, as Thomas Jefferson engaged in the exercise of republican civic virtue. These situations were a result of her father's determination to direct her education in his own way. Yet, the unfamiliar cultural and social milieus did little directly to prepare her for the practical challenges of overseeing a plantation household or for living life as a republican daughter, wife, and mother in the New Republic. This project used some 900 letters to trace Martha Jefferson's intellectual and social-emotional development from a bewildered ten-year old mourning her mother's death in 1782, to her installation in 1809 as a confident mistress of Monticello.

The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson

The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1871
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson

The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson
A Book

by Sarah N. Randolph

  • Publisher : Digital Scanning Inc
  • Release : 2001-06-01
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 1582183090
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Facsimile. Originally published: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1871.

Death and the American South

Death and the American South
A Book

by Craig Thompson Friend,Lorri Glover

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1107084202
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Death and the American South is an edited collection of twelve never-before-published essays, featuring leading senior scholars as well as influential up-and-coming historians. The contributors use a variety of methodological approaches for their research and explore different parts of the South and varying themes in history.

America's First Daughter

America's First Daughter
A Novel

by Stephanie Dray,Laura Kamoie

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2016-03-01
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 0062347276
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy. From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love—with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter. Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

Martha Jefferson

Martha Jefferson
An Intimate Life with Thomas Jefferson

by William G. Hyland Jr.

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2015-02-26
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1442239840
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Martha Jefferson is the first and only biography of Thomas Jefferson’s greatest love and true kindred spirit, who died an untimely death at the young age of thirty-three in 1782. Drawing on a wealth of newly probed sources—including family letters, documents, and the handwritten notes left by Jefferson’s famed biographer, Dumas Malone—William G. Hyland Jr. captures the charm, sophistication, and grace, as well as a profound sense of history, of this little known and elusive figure who, until now, has been a mere footnote to the story of America’s founding. Hyland brings us a conflicted and honest Martha Jefferson, who endured the Revolution as valiantly as some men—defending her very doorstep from raiding British troops—and presided over the domestic life of the Jeffersons’ “little mountain,” Monticello, during her husband’s long absences and historic rise to power. A revealing and insightful look at an often overlooked American woman, this book provides a unique and previously unexplored understanding of America’s Revolutionary Era, and the men and women upon whose bravery, talent, and resolve our nation was founded.

Thomas Jefferson's Art Collection

Thomas Jefferson's Art Collection
Martha Jefferson Randolph, Bust by Coffee

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Folder includes facsimile copies of research notes on a bust of Martha Jefferson Randolph by William Coffee.

Twilight at Monticello

Twilight at Monticello
The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson

by Alan Pell Crawford

  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A portrait of Thomas Jefferson's retirement years at Monticello captures a turbulent period in the former president's life marked by personal and financial problems, depression, the disintegration of his family, and the founding of the University of Virgi

The Road to Monticello

The Road to Monticello
The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson

by Kevin J. Hayes

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-06-01
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 019971908X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas Jefferson was an avid book-collector, a voracious reader, and a gifted writer--a man who prided himself on his knowledge of classical and modern languages and whose marginal annotations include quotations from Euripides, Herodotus, and Milton. And yet there has never been a literary life of our most literary president. In The Road to Monticello, Kevin J. Hayes fills this important gap by offering a lively account of Jefferson's spiritual and intellectual development, focusing on the books and ideas that exerted the most profound influence on him. Moving chronologically through Jefferson's life, Hayes reveals the full range and depth of Jefferson's literary passions, from the popular "small books" sold by traveling chapmen, such as The History of Tom Thumb, which enthralled him as a child; to his lifelong love of Aesop's Fables and Robinson Crusoe; his engagement with Horace, Ovid, Virgil and other writers of classical antiquity; and his deep affinity with the melancholy verse of Ossian, the legendary third-century Gaelic warrior-poet. Drawing on Jefferson's letters, journals, and commonplace books, Hayes offers a wealth of new scholarship on the print culture of colonial America, reveals an intimate portrait of Jefferson's activities beyond the political chamber, and reconstructs the president's investigations in such different fields of knowledge as law, history, philosophy and natural science. Most importantly, Hayes uncovers the ideas and exchanges which informed the thinking of America's first great intellectual and shows how his lifelong pursuit of knowledge culminated in the formation of a public offering, the "academic village" which became UVA, and his more private retreat at Monticello. Gracefully written and painstakingly researched, The Road to Monticello provides an invaluable look at Jefferson's intellectual and literary life, uncovering the roots of some of the most important--and influential--ideas that have informed American history.