Extract from Margaret Bayard Smith’s Account of a Visit to Monticello

When we descended to the Hall, he asked us to pass into the library, or as I called it his sanctum sanctorrum, where any other foot than his own seldom intrudes.

MS (DLC: Margaret Bayard Smith Papers: Diary 1809–28). Published in PTRJS, 1:389–90.
Margaret Bayard Smith
Date Range
July 29, 1809 to August 2, 1809
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson