Peale and Jefferson: A Correspondence from Belfield
The correspondence between Charles Willson Peale and Thomas Jefferson, while Peale lived at Belfield, is a very interesting window into the lives of two great American men. Peale and Jefferson were friends from revolutionary times--in fact Peale painted Jefferson’s portrait. Jefferson initiated the correspondence with a letter to his friend Peale dated August 20, 1811 and also wrote the last surviving letter, which is dated August 26, 1820.
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Tavani, Dave, "Peale and Jefferson: A Correspondence from Belfield" (1998). People and Places. 2.