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James Monroe Papers, 1776-1924

James Monroe Papers, 1776-1924
Mss. 39.1 M75
2.5 Linear Feet
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134 items
Scope and Contents

Chiefly correspondence, 1783-1831, of James Monroe written from Richmond, Va. while governor; from Paris while minister to France; from London while minister to Great Britain; from Washington, D. C. while Secretary of State, Secretary of War, and President; and from Loudoun County, Va. after serving as President. Also included is a penciled sketch of Monroe by John Vanderlyn. Subjects covered in the collection include diplomatic service, education (advice to his nephew), United States foreign relations with France and Great Britain; the Missouri Compromise; and slavery. Among the correspondents are John Quincy Adams, John C. Calhoun, Henry Lee, John Marshall, Timothy Pickering, St. George Tucker and Monroe's uncle, Joseph Jones and his nephew James Monroe.

Samuel L. Gouverneur correspondence remains in xerox copy form. The papers  in the collection starred with an asterisk (*) are included in the microfilm edition James Monroe Papers in Virginia Repositories.

Monroe, James (1758-1831)
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Ambassadors--United States--18th century
Ambassadors--United States--19th century
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850
Diplomatic and consular service
France--Foreign relations--1792-1815
Jones, Joseph, 1727-1805
Land grants--Illinois
Lee, Henry, 1756-1818
Legal documents
Marshall, John, 1755-1835
Missouri Compromise, 1820
Monroe, James, 1799-1870
Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829
Slavery--Virginia--19th century
Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827
United States--Foreign relations--1789-1797
United States--History--War of 1812

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

06/01/1932. Additional accruals are expected as items are donated or purchased.
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Various gifts and purchases..

The majority of the materials in this collection were purchased by Swem Library. Material was also donated by the APVA Headquarters (1969) and Mrs. and Mrs. Joseph Rubine (1978). Acc. 2007.102 gift of Maestro Russell Stanger on 11/15/2007. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Acc. 2013.218 purchased for Swem Library with support from the Johns (Pollard) fund.

Related Materials
Related collections are; the Monroe Papers, Ashlawn (Mss. Acc. 2003.09), Jay Johns Collection of James Monroe Papers (Mss. 68 M75), the Monroe Family Papers (Mss. 82 M75), and the James Monroe (1799-1870) Family Papers (Mss. 83 M75), all at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Related Publications
Many items available on microfilm published as James Monroe Papers in Virginia Repositories (Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1969).
Preferred Citation
James Monroe Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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