Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
A collection of accounts of conversations with Jefferson by various visitors, including John Quincy Adams and Daniel Webster, commenting on his style, his great range and preference of subject material, and overall talent as an interlocutor.
An astute historian aware of the simplification or misrepresentation that time and a historian’s bias can bring, Jefferson took pains to establish an accurate but positive image for posterity. He encouraged the critical study of history of all nations, and endeavored to secure America’s history from antiquity to the revolutionary period. Louis Girardin was enlisted to write a history of Jefferson’s time based on Jefferson’s extensive collection of books and documents.
A brief description of Jefferson’s habit of advising the young, particularly those in his family, with small wisdoms and guidelines, as well as a list, "a dozen Canons of conduct in Life," which he sent to Cornelia Jefferson Randolph.
Some of Thomas Jefferson Randolph's Recollections of his Grandfather by James A. Bear, (April 1965), E332.2 .A5 1965A
Thomas Jefferson Randolph recalls his grandfather’s attachment to Martha Jefferson Randolph, his dining and entertaining habits and lack of etiquette, his debts, and various other small interactions between grandfather and grandson.
Accounts of several visitors’ journeys to Monticello in anticipation of the dedication of the Thomas Jefferson Parkway (Fall 1996). Anna Thornton, Augustus John Foster, Margaret Bayard Smith, Francis Calley Gray, George Ticknor, Lt. Francis Hall, and Duke Bernhard of Saze-Weimer-Eisenach all describe the treacherous path up the mountain through untamed forest to an ultimately rewarding vista at the summit and the great company of Thomas Jefferson and his family.