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The Selected Letters of Dolley Payne Madison, edited by David B. Mattern and Holly C. Shulman, was published in 2003 by the University of Virginia Press.

This "rich selection of [Dolley Payne Todd Madison's] letters [...] illuminates the story of the woman widely credited with setting the standard for successive generations of Washington's political women. This collection will prove an invaluable resource in current political and historical circles, where the role founding mothers played—both as supportive family members and as crucial political negotiators—is increasingly recognized and studied. [...] From her correspondence as a young adult in late eighteenth-century Philadelphia [through] the letters of her widowhood in 1840s Washington," this volume "provides a detailed view of the life of one of the early republic's most fascinating personalities" (jacket copy).