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The Levy Family and Monticello, 1834-1923 by Melvin Urofsky, (November 2001), E332.2 .A5 2001N

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Identifier: id4037

Scope and Contents

Upon Jefferson’s death, his dire financial situation required the sale of Monticello and most of the belongings to pay off his debt. The house fell into disrepair as it was transferred from one owner to another, until finally Jefferson Levy (the nephew of one of the past owners) purchased it and restored the House to its earlier grandeur in the late 19th century. Ultimately, Levy agreed to sell his home for $500,000 to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation in 1923; the Foundation has restored the house to its original condition and replaced the furnishings with those that resemble Jefferson’s original belongings.

Dates

  • E332.2 .A5 2001N

Extent

From the Collection: 74 Items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Archives Repository

Contact:
Jefferson Library, Thomas Jefferson Foundation
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