From Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia
No article yet exists on this topic, but Monticello researchers have compiled primary source references to cherries.
Primary Source References
Undated. (Mary Randolph). "Lemonade Iced. Make a quart of rich lemonade, whip the whites of six fresh eggs to a strong froth--mix them well with the lemonade, and freeze it. Other Fruits. The juice of morello cherries..."
Undated. "Cherries dried. May or Sugar 11 lbs. Morella 15 do. Kentish 2 do. Black 1-3/4 do. 30 lbs."
1816 March 5. (Jefferson to James Barbour). "I send however cuttings of the Carnation cherry so superior to all others that no other deserves the name of cherry."
- ↑ Please note that this list should not be considered comprehensive.
- ↑ Mary Randolph. Virginia Housewife (Washington, 1824), 151, 178, 196-197, 212-214.
- ↑ Jane Blair Cary Smith. Carysbrook Memoir. University of Virginia.
- ↑ This appears on a sheet with a list of "house lined at Monto." University of Virginia.
- ↑ Martha Jefferson's household accounts, Library of Congress.
- ↑ Betts, Garden Book, 556.