Martha Jefferson Randolph was Jefferson's oldest daughter. Only ten years old when her mother died, she and her father became close, describing herself in the aftermath of that loss as his "constant companion." Following Jefferson’s retirement, she returned to Monticello with her husband and children and stayed in this room, primarily on her own. She took on the responsibility of supervising the domestic activities of the plantation. Jefferson later called her "the cherished companion of my early life, and nurse of my age."
Virtual tours of this room
How to see this room: Included in the Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Monticello.