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Martha "Patsy" Jefferson's Education in Paris

Site of the Abbaye Royale de Panthemont

A modern photograph shows the building in Paris where the Abbaye Royale de Panthemont was located. A prestigious convent school, Thomas Jefferson's two surviving daughters, Martha Jefferson and Mary Jefferson, were educated there in the 1780s.

Original Author: Catherine Kerrison

Created: January 2009

Medium: Photograph

Courtesy of Catherine Kerrison

List of Martha Jefferson's Schoolmates at the Abbaye Royale de Panthemont

A list of the students at the Abbaye Royale de Panthemont, a convent school in Paris, dates to about 1787.  Number ten on the list is "Jefferson," or Martha "Patsy" Jefferson, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson, then working as a diplomat in Paris. A handwritten note on the reverse of the page notes that those names "marked with asterisks are the girls with whom she [Patsy] was intimate."

Citation: Martha Jefferson Randolph, List of Her Schoolmates at the Abbaye Royale de Panthemont, Paris, ca. 1787.  Accession #15410-a. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: ca. 1787

Medium: Handwritten manuscript

Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections

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  • Site of the Abbaye Royale de Panthemont

    A modern photograph shows the building in Paris where the Abbaye Royale de Panthemont was located. A prestigious convent school, Thomas Jefferson's two surviving daughters, Martha Jefferson and Mary Jefferson, were educated there in the 1780s.

    Original Author: Catherine Kerrison

    Created: January 2009

    Medium: Photograph

    Courtesy of Catherine Kerrison

  • List of Martha Jefferson's Schoolmates at the Abbaye Royale de Panthemont

    A list of the students at the Abbaye Royale de Panthemont, a convent school in Paris, dates to about 1787.  Number ten on the list is "Jefferson," or Martha "Patsy" Jefferson, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson, then working as a diplomat in Paris. A handwritten note on the reverse of the page notes that those names "marked with asterisks are the girls with whom she [Patsy] was intimate."

    Citation: Martha Jefferson Randolph, List of Her Schoolmates at the Abbaye Royale de Panthemont, Paris, ca. 1787.  Accession #15410-a. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: ca. 1787

    Medium: Handwritten manuscript

    Courtesy of University of Virginia Special Collections