Jefferson in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates

Front Cover
University of Iowa Press, Sep 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 210 pages
0 Reviews
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. 
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

A Conversation Always Varied and Interesting 1782 François Jean Marquis de Chastellux
1
A Man of Great Sensibility and Parental Affection 17841785 Abigail Adams Smith
9
A Stock of Information Not Inferior to That of Any Man 1799 François Alexandre Frédéric Duc de La RochefoucauldLiancourt
16
Fourth of July at the Presidents Mansion 1801 and 1803 Samuel Harrison Smith
28
Visiting the Presidents Mansion 18021803 Samuel L Mitchill
31
Large Stories 18041809 John Quincy Adams
36
The Marks of Intense Thought and Perseverance 1807 Joseph Story
42
The Habitation of Philosophy and Virtue 1809 and 1837 Margaret Bayard Smith
44
A Fathers Grief A Daughters Memories 1832 Martha Jefferson Randolph
116
Fond Memories from a Granddaughter 1839 Virginia J Randolph Trist
120
Of Art and Religion 1841 John Trumbull
123
A Visionary Who Loved to Dream Eyes Wide Open 1841 Augustus J Foster
128
Two Accounts 1841 and 1863 Daniel Pierce Thompson
133
A Man of Easy and Ingratiating Manners 1849 Francis T Brooke
141
The Last Days of Thomas Jefferson 1852 Robley Dunglison
144
What Jefferson Was Like as a Grandfather ca 1856 Ellen W Randolph Coolidge
151

The Sage of Monticello 1809 John Edwards Caldwell
62
Interview with Mr Jefferson 1812 John Melish
67
An Italian Friend Remembers Virginia and France 1813 Philip Mazzei
72
Man of the Mountain 1815 George Ticknor
77
Monticello 1818 Francis Hall
83
A Philosophical Legislator 1824 Adam Hodgson
88
Memorandum of Mr Jeffersons Conversations 1824 Daniel Webster
92
From the University of Virginia to Monticello 1828 Bernhard Duke of SaxeWeimarEisenach
102
Recollections of President Jefferson 1828 John Bernard
107
The Life and Death of Thomas Jefferson ca 1857 Thomas Jefferson Randolph
158
Daily Life at Monticello 1862 Edmund Bacon
169
Thomas Jefferson 1868 Henry Tutwiler
180
Jefferson and the Boy Professor 1875 George Long
184
Once the Slave of Thomas Jefferson 1898 Peter F Fossett
187
Permissions
195
Selected Bibliography
197
Index
201
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Kevin J. Hayes is a professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma. His books include An American Cycling Odyssey, 1887; The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson; The Mind of a Patriot: Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas; and The Library of William Byrd of Westover, for which he received the Virginia Library History Award. In addition, he coedited, with Isabelle Bour, Franklin in His Own Time (Iowa, 2011).

Bibliographic information