Presidential Mug: Jefferson with his Daughter
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Two-tone ceramic
- 14 oz.
- This is a sale item, no further discounts apply
Exclusive to the National Archives, this two-tone ceramic mug commemorates Thomas Jefferson. He is pictured here with his daughter Martha Jefferson Randolph who sometimes lived at the White House, serving as Jefferson's hostess and informal first lady after his wife Martha Wayles Skelton died. Generously proportioned for hot beverages, this mug is part of a presidential collection.
Thomas Jefferson and Martha Wayles Skelton were married on January 1, 1772, and enjoyed 10 happy years of marriage.
Martha was a skilled pianist and Thomas often accompanied her on the violin or cello. Martha served as the First Lady of Virginia from 1779 to 1781, when Thomas Jefferson was governor of Virginia. She would have been the third First Lady of the United States, but she died in 1782, a few months after her last baby was born, and well before her husband’s presidential term from 1801 to 1809. At Martha’s request, Thomas Jefferson never married again.