The Family Letters
Thomas Jefferson was a prolific letter writer; it has been estimated that he wrote and received as many as fifty thousand letters. The letters here are not limited strictly to family matters but deal with local events in Paris, Philadelphia, New York, Washington, and Albemarle County, Virginia, or wherever the correspondents happened to be.
- Paperback | 506 pages
- 142 x 229.6 x 33mm | 771.48g
- 28 Feb 1988
- University of Virginia Press
- Charlottesville, United States
Back cover copy
Thomas Jefferson was a prolific letter writer in a great letter-writing age: it has been estimated that he wrote and received as many as fifty thousand letters. He is here presented as a family man, painted chiefly by himself, but with the assistance of his fourteen children and grandchildren.