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Dutch Ovens

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


Ursula Granger, Cooking on the Hearth from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.


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's Kitchen Inventory). "2 Dutch Ovens."2

1809. (President's House Inventory). "Iron. ... 2. Dutch Ovens."3

1826. (Martha Jefferson Randolph's Monticello Inventory). "3 dutch ovens."4

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