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Jefferson in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates

Author: Kevin J Hayes
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2012.
Series: Writers in their own time (University of Iowa Press)
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"In this volume, Kevin J. Hayes collects thirty accounts of Thomas Jefferson written by his granddaughters, visiting dignitaries, fellow politicians, and others who knew him as a family man, public servant, intellectual, and institution builder. The letters and reminiscences of those who knew Jefferson personally reveal him to be a warm, funny man, quite unlike the solemn statesman so often limned in biographies. To  Read more...
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Jefferson in his own time.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012004392
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J Hayes
ISBN: 9781609381387 1609381386
OCLC Number: 811406150
Description: 1 online resource (xli, 210 pages :) : illustrations.
Contents: Chronology --
Francois Jean, Marquis de Chastellux, [A conversation always varied and interesting] --
Abigail Adams Smith, [A man of great sensibility and parental affection] (1784-1785) --
Francois Alexandre Frederic, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, [A stock of information not inferior to that of any man] --
Samuel Harrison Smith, [Fourth of July at the president's mansion] (1801 and 1803) --
Samuel L. Mitchill, [Visiting the president's mansion] (1802-1803) --
John Quincy Adams, [Large stories] (1804-1809) --
Joseph Story, [The marks of intense thought and perseverance] --
Margaret Bayard Smith, [The habitation of philosophy and virtue] (1809 and 1837) --
John Edwards Caldwell, The sage of Monticello --
John Melish, Interview with Mr. Jefferson --
Philip Mazzei, [An Italian friend remembers Virginia and France] --
George Ticknor, [Man of the Mountain] --
Francis Hall, Monticello --
Adam Hodgson, [A philosophical legislator] --
Daniel Webster, Memorandum of Mr. Jefferson's conversations --
Bernhard, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, [From the University of Virginia to Monticello] --
John Bernard, Recollections of President Jefferson --
Martha Jefferson Randolph, [A father's grief, a daughter's memories] --
Virginia J. Randolph Trist, [Fond memories from a grandaughter] --
John Trumbull, [Of art and religion] --
Augustus J. Foster, [A visionary who loved to dream eyes wide open] --
Daniel Pierce Thompson, [Talking with Jefferson: two accounts] (1841 and 1863) --
Francis T. Brooke, [A man of easy and ingratiating manners] --
Robley Dunglison, [The last days of Thomas Jefferson] --
Ellen W. Randolph Coolidge, [What Jefferson was like as a grandfather] (ca. 1856) --
Thomas Jefferson Randolph, [The life and death of Thomas Jefferson] (ca. 1857) --
Edmund Bacon, [Daily life at Monticello] --
Henry Tutwiler, Thomas Jefferson --
George Long, [Jefferson and the boy professor].
Series Title: Writers in their own time (University of Iowa Press)
Responsibility: edited by Kevin J. Hayes.

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"In this volume, Kevin J. Hayes collects thirty accounts of Thomas Jefferson written by his granddaughters, visiting dignitaries, fellow politicians, and others who knew him as a family man, public servant, intellectual, and institution builder. The letters and reminiscences of those who knew Jefferson personally reveal him to be a warm, funny man, quite unlike the solemn statesman so often limned in biographies. To friends and enemies alike he was the model of a republican gentleman, profoundly knowledgeable in philosophy and natural history, able to converse in several languages, and capable of great wit but contemptuous of ceremony and fancy dress. Through these excerpts, we can see the nation's third president as his family knew him - a loving husband, father, and grandfather - and as his peers did, as a tireless public servant with a fondness for tall tales."--Project Muse.

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