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Mr. Jefferson's Codfish by Walter Muir Whitehill, (April 1975), E332.2 .A5 1975A

Identifier: id3540

Scope and Contents

Jefferson’s granddaughter, Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge, moved to Boston in 1825 following her marriage. Per Jefferson’s request, Ellen sent dumb or dunfish (the best grade salted cod from Massachusetts), as well as the tongues and sounds of the cod home to Monticello along with (misguided) cooking instructions. After her grandfather’s death, Ellen recalls the dining room at Monticello in her travel journal from London (which includes detailed descriptions of London carriages and meals) and the muffins they had there.


  • E332.2 .A5 1975A


From the Collection: 74 Items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Archives Repository

Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
P. O. Box 316
Charlottesville VA 22902