Dutch Ovens

Dutch ovens were used in Thomas Jefferson's kitchens at Monticello and at the President's House in Washington.

Primary Source References

1782 August 19. "Let Gray have a Dutch Oven 23/6. A. Giannini do. 23/6. Giovannini do. 18/. Gr. George do. 18/. Jupiter do. 10/6. Tom do. 10/6. Scilla do. 10/6."[1]

1796. (James Hemings Kitchen Inventory). 2 Dutch Ovens.[2]

1809. (President's House Inventory). 2.[iron] Dutch ovens"[3]

1826. (Martha Jefferson Randolph inventory of Monticello). "3 dutch ovens."[4]


  1. MB, 1:521.
  2. Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/jefferson_papers/
  3. Ibid.
  4. Document N147jj, page 3, Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts, Massachusetts Historical Society.

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