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Harmonies of Liberty: A Divertissement in the Spirit of 1789 by Lucia C. Stanton, (April 1989), E332.2 .A5 1989A

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Identifier: id3973

Scope and Contents

An account, divided into scenes as of a play, of transatlantic friendship in Scotland, France, and America in the early years of the French Revolution. Dugald Stewart (Scottish professor and brilliant speaker), neighbor to poet Robert Burns, and Jefferson, lover of Scottish ballads (including the pastoral dialect of Burns’ poetry), came together in Paris in 1789 as witnesses to the events surrounding the Estates-General convention and the storming of the Bastille. Jefferson also found in Lafayette a fellow enthusiast in the cause of liberty and his "most powerful auxiliary and advocate." In 1824 Jefferson exchanged his last in a series of letters with Stewart and was memorably reunited with Lafayette at Monticello. Includes mention of Martha Jefferson Randolph and her daughters, and their playing of the harpsichord at Monticello.

Dates

  • E332.2 .A5 1989A

Extent

From the Collection: 74 Items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Archives Repository

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Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
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