Smith, Margaret Bayard, 1778-1844

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  • 1778, Feb. 20: Born in Pennsylvania
  • 1800: Married Samuel Harrison Smith; settled in Washington, D.C., where she met Thomas Jefferson
  • 1803: Established Sidney estate
  • 1809: Visited Monticello
  • 1814: Witnessed British invasion of Washington, D.C.
  • 1824: Published A Winter in Washington. New York: E. Bliss & E. White. 2 vols.
  • 1828: Published What Is Gentility. Washington, D.C.: P. Thompson Visited Monticello
  • 1844, June 7: Died

From the guide to the Margaret Bayard Smith Papers, 1789-1874, (bulk 1796-1840), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879. Letter to Margaret Bayard Smith [manuscript], 1841 February 10. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Margaret Bayard Smith Papers, 1789-1874, (bulk 1796-1840) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Smith, Margaret Bayard, 1778-1844. Papers, 1789-1874 [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
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correspondedWith Boyd, Maria Bayard, 1779-1869 person
associatedWith Hale, Sarah Josepha Buell, 1788-1879. person
correspondedWith Kirkpatrick, Jane Bayard, 1772-1851 person
correspondedWith Middleton, Mary Hering person
correspondedWith Pichon, A. Emilie person
correspondedWith Quincy, Eliza Susan Morton, 1773-1850 person
correspondedWith Smith, Samuel Harrison, 1772-1845 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Monticello (Va.)
Washington (D.C.)
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Birth 1778-02-20

Death 1844-06-07



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