Thomas Jefferson was well known for his fastidious recordkeeping and letter writing. Jefferson kept a garden book and recorded weather conditions daily, providing some of the best documentation in history. Jefferson kept all of his well organized papers, letters, and correspondence at Monticello. It is through these, Thomas Jefferson's own words, that the story of America's First Daughter can be told. And, what a story they tell! Gripping from the first sentence.
"The letters of a person, especially of one whose business has been chiefly transacted
by letters, form the only full and genuine journal of his life."
~THOMAS JEFFERSON TO ROBERT WALSH, MONTICELLO