Martha Jefferson Randolph

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Martha Jefferson Randolph (September 27, 1772 – October 10, 1836) was the eldest child of Thomas Jefferson, the wife of Thomas Mann Randolph, and the mother of eleven children including Thomas Jefferson Randolph, Ann Cary Randolph Bankhead, and Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge. Martha served as unofficial "First Lady" for President Jefferson from 1802-3 and 1805-6.[1] Jefferson gave his daughter one title from Wythe's collection.

Wythe Books Given to Martha Randolph by Thomas Jefferson

The list below was adapted from the "Library of George Wythe" in the Thomas Jefferson Libraries project on the website for Monticello.[2] Links indicate titles owned by the Wolf Law Library as part of the George Wythe Collection.

Detail from page one of Jefferson's inventory of books received from George Wythe's estate, September, 1806. This list indicates the one title Jefferson intended to give to his daughter, Martha Randolph. Courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Martha Randolph.
Pope's works. 9.v. 8vo.

See also


  1. Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia, s.v. "Martha Jefferson Randolph," accessed July 3, 2013.
  2. "Library of George Wythe," Thomas Jefferson Libraries, Monticello, accessed July 2, 2013. For the manuscript version, see "Inventory of the Books Received by Thomas Jefferson from the Estate of George Wythe, Circa September, 1806," Massachusetts Historical Society, accessed July 2, 2013.