Family, Homes and Haunts
Thomas Jefferson: An American Man for All Seasons - A Selected List of References
Adams, William Howard.
Jefferson's Monticello. With principal photography
by Langdon Clay. New York: Abbeville Press, c1983. x, 276 p. : ill.
LC call number: E332.74 .A3 1983
LC control number: 83006330
Traces the history of this "unsurpassed autobiographical
legacy" from the earliest drawing of 1767 to the present. Adam's
text is extensively complemented by drawings and photographs. The
epilogue, documenting the fate of the house, provides a glimpse
of opposing decorating styles: classical architecture vs. Victorian
The family letters of Thomas Jefferson.
Edited by Edwin Morris Betts and James Adam Bear, Jr. Columbia :
University of Missouri Press, . 506 p. : ill., geneal. table,
LC call number: E332 .86 1966
LC control number: 66017954
Reprinted in Charlottesville for the Thomas Jefferson
Memorial Foundation by the University Press of Virginia in 1986.
Brings together 570 letters, dated 1783-1826, written between Jefferson,
his daughters, and grandchildren. This annotated compilation clarifies
the varying personal names and relationships of the three generations
of this close-knit family.
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Jefferson and Monticello : the biography of a builder.
New York: H. Holt, c1988. 481 p.
LC call number: E332.2 .M43 1988
LC control number: 87023664
The author believes that "Those who construct their own
shelter replicate themselves, at their deepest and most significant
level, in their houses."
Randolph, Sarah N.
The domestic life of Thomas Jefferson, compiled from family
letters and reminiscences. Charlottesville : Published
for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation by the University Press
of Virginia, 1978.. 452 p. : ill. ; 24 cm..
LC call number: E332.25 .R2 1978
LC control number: 78014312
Reprint of the 1871 ed. published by Harper, New York.
Drawing on her childhood at Monticello and her memories of her great-grandfather,
the author 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.
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The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.
New York : H. N. Abrams, in association with the Thomas Jefferson
Memorial Foundation , 1993.472 p.: ill. (some color).
LC call number: E332.2.S84 1993
LC control number: 92027218
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Jefferson's birth,
Susan Stein, curator at Monticello, organized an exhibit of the
personal belongings of the owner. Nearly 300 objects, such as prints
and drawings, furniture, decorative items, musical instruments,
and personal objects, were assembled and displayed within Monticello
as if the Jefferson family was in residence. The provenance of each
item is extremely useful in tracing the history of Jefferson's belongings
after the 1827 sale. This work, when coupled with the Eye
of Thomas Jefferson, interprets Jefferson as both a collector
and consumer and draws together the private, public, and political
spheres of the 3rd President.