Jefferson at Monticello

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James Adam Bear
University of Virginia Press, 1967 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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Covering the years from 1781 into the 1820s, these valuable accounts remain the chief source of information about Thomas Jefferson's domestic and personal life, interests, habits, appearance, and day-to-day activities at Monticello.

Isaac Jefferson and Edmund Bacon were each sixty-five years old when their recollections were recorded. What they remember best, of course, are scenes from the past made vivid and immediate by details involving their own experience. Although their recollections of Jefferson differ in a number of ways, apparent in both accounts is a concern for the master whose involvement in national affairs made his life so different from their own.

  

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Contents

Introduction to Captain Bacon
27
Bacons Autobiography
39
Monticello
46
Mr Jeffersons Blooded Stock
58
Mr Jeffersons Manufactories
64
Mr Jeffersons Personal Appearance
71
Mr Jeffersons Family
83
Mr Jeffersons Servants
97
Mr Jefferson at WashingtonHis
104
Mr Jeffersons Hospitality
111
Mr Jeffersons Will
118
Index
138

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