Visitors to Monticello / edited by Merrill D. Peterson.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




ix, 210 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Homes and haunts


Peterson, Merrill D.


"A noble spirit of building" : the letter of a German officer -- A philosophical encounter / Chevalier de Chastellux -- A touring Irishman on the mountain / Isaac Weld, Jr. -- A Frenchman views Jefferson the farmer / Duc de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt -- A querulous guest from Washington / Anna Thornton -- The visit of a British diplomat / Augustus John Foster -- "The haven of domestic life" / Margaret Bayard Smith -- Boston comes to Monticello / Francis Calley Gray -- "Old books and young society" / George Ticknor -- An expatriate Frenchman eyes the museum / Baron de Montlezun -- "Call it Olympus" / Richard Rush -- A friendly Englishman at Monticello -- Lieutenant Francis Hall -- A cordial reunion in 1820 / Isaac Briggs -- A book peddler at Monticello / Samuel Whitcomb, Jr. -- A Yankee Congressman pens a portrait / Daniel Webster.
A professor meets the father of the university / George Long -- A German prince climbs the mountain / Duke Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach -- A visit to the dying sage / Henry Lee -- Prospects most magnificent / Henry D. Gilpin -- A frigid tour of the desolate house / Anne Rouall -- Glorious landscape, noble ruin / John H.B. Latrobe -- Monument of an unbeliever / Reverend Stephen Higginson Tyng -- An Englishman finds beauty amidst desecration / James Silk Buckingham -- "The empty offerings of laudable curiosity" / Benson J. Lossing -- Johnny Reb at Monticello / B.L. Aycock -- A student's excursion / David M.R. Culbreath -- A tour of Jefferson M. Levy's Monticello / Maud Howard Peterson -- A democratic pilgrimage to Monticello / Jefferson Club of St. Louis.
A national humiliation / Amos J. Cummings -- A pilgrim turns crusader / Maud Littleton -- An architect's view / Fiske Kimball -- After the overhaul / F. John Long -- Homage of a Third-World leader / President Sukarno of Indonesia -- "Our man Stanley" at Monticello / Philip Hamburger -- "An old man ... but a young gardener" / Richard L. Williams.


Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia


ix, 210 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


Includes bibliographical references.
Rodris Roth Library.


0813912326 (pbk.)
0813912318 (hard)

Call Number

Roth E332.74.V57 1989

Other People and Orgs

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Monticello (Va.)