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Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times

Cynthia A. Kierner


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, this book places Patsy at the center of her own story, taking readers into the largely ignored private spaces of the founding era. Randolph's li ... More

Keywords: favorite daughter, president, founding era, aristocrats, Thomas Jefferson, private spaces, privileges, limits of celebrity, Monticello, Thomas Mann Randolph

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835524
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807882504_kierner


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia A. Kierner, author