American Philosophical Society
Correspondence in Bache papers-Castle collection, 1766-1946; in University of Virginia Board of Visitors minutes, 1814-1828, copies of originals at University of Virginia; Royal Society of Great Britain miscellaneous correspondence and documents, ca. 1642-1818, on 1 microfilm reel of originals in Royal Society, London; correspondence in John Quincy Adams papers, 1809-1816, from the administrative and chancellery files of the Archives of Russian Foreign Ministry, on 2 microfilm reels; John Vaughan collection, 1768-1922; 1 letter (November 1, 1794) to French Committee of Public Safety on behalf of imprisoned Thomas Paine in Richard Gimbel collection, 1692-1921; letters in William Temple Franklin correspondence, 1775-1819; and in Jose Francisco Correia da Serra papers, 1772-1823.
Boston Public Library
College of William and Mary
Earl Gregg Swem Library
1783-1831. 95 items. Correspondence and other papers including a draft (1788) of the instructions to the Virginia deputies to the Continental Congress at Philadelphia. Finding aid. Also 80 items of correspondence and documents in Jay Johns collection of James Monroe papers, 1780-1834. Finding aid.
Cornell University Libraries
Rare Books and Manuscript
Letter (no date) from Monroe in Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VI, Miscellany, 1774 1807; letter (June 5, 1795) from Aaron Burr in Volume IX, Miscellany, 1766-1808; letter (July 6, 1828) from Monroe and portrait in Volume XIII, Miscellany, 1771-1832; and correspondence in Marie Joseph Paul, marquis de Lafayette collection, 1520-1849.
Special Collections Library
1 item (November 14, 1791) in Zachariah and Thomas Johnston papers.
Filson Club Historical Society
Miscellaneous letters, documents, and references in various collections.
Hagley Museum and Library
In Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours papers, 1739-1817, 1757-1836, and 1769-1831; transcripts of original letters in State Department records in Henry Algernon du Pont papers, 1843-1926; and in Victor Marie du Pont papers, 1753-1847.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Manuscripts of Monroe (1794-1828) on the French Revolution and instructions to Monroe by Edmund Randolph (1794-1828) in Simon Gratz collection, 1677-1910; 1 letter (1822) in James Moore Swank papers, 1785-1898; in Jonathan Roberts papers, 1780-1930; letters (1811-1819) in Daniel Parker papers, 1800-1846; Monroe's account book (1812-1818) with the Bank of Columbia; transcriptions of letters in Peter Stephen Du Ponceau papers, 1663-1844 (bulk 1781-1844); in Clement Biddle papers, 1743-1835; copybook of letters (1813-1816) to Monroe concerning Morris' unofficial diplomatic service in Spain in Anthony Morris family papers, 1781-1894; letters from Monroe in Joel Roberts Poinsett papers, 1785-1851; letters (1814-1830) from Monroe in Charles Jared Ingersoll papers, 1803-1862; 1 letter (December 6, 1822) in Biddle family papers, 1688-1883; letters in Peter S. Du Ponceau correspondence, 1777-1844; 1 item (June 8, 1790) in Cadwalader papers; and in William David Lewis papers, 1800-1918.
James Monroe Law Office/Museum
and Memorial Library
1780-1836. Ca. 300 items. Includes approximately 80 letters by Monroe, 200 by others, and portraits. Advance, special permission required.
1 land patent (November 27, 1820) in Seymour autograph collection, 1750-1945; 1 letter (December 6, 1830) in Sang autograph collection, 1751-1954; and 2 letters (October 16, 1819; January 8, 1822) in Bookfellow Foundation autograph collection, 1793-1945.
Library of Congress
1758-1839. 16 linear feet (50 containers).
The James Monroe Papers document his presidency and also his prior careers as secretary of state, secretary of war, delegate to the United States Continental Congress, diplomat, and governor of Virginia. Topics covered include the negotiations with France for the Louisiana Purchase (1803), the Monroe-Pinkney treaty with Great Britain (1806), the War of 1812 (1812-1815), the Missouri Compromise (1820), the purchase of Florida from Spain (1819–1821), the Monroe Doctrine (1823), and Virginia politics. Monroe's correspondents include John Adams, John Quincy Adams, François Barbé-Marbois, Nicholas Biddle, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Charles James Fox, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, Robert R. Livingston, James Madison, Thomas Paine, William Pinkney, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, George Washington, Carlos Martinez de Yrujo, and others. A finding aid is available online.
7 containers (1783-1831) of correspondence and papers; correspondence in Commissioners of the City of Washington records, 1791-1869 (bulk 1791-1808); in Spanish-American affairs collection, 1810-1816; 1 item (December 1, 1791) in Stone papers; 2 items (November 26, 1790; December 15, 1790) in Jefferson papers; correspondence in Alexander Hamilton papers, 1760-1830, available on 46 microfilm reels; in William Harris Crawford papers, 1810-1914; and Nicholas Philip Trist papers, 1795-1873.
Massachusetts Historical Society
Correspondence in Samuel Cabot papers, 1713-1858; and Jonathan Russell papers, 1799-1863.
New Jersey Historical Society
Correspondence in miscellaneous manuscripts, 1664-1956.
New York City Municipal Archives
New York, NY
2 letters (1832) of John Yates Cebra concerning arrangements for Monroe's funeral; and 1 letter (October 3, 1814) regarding the city's loan of $1 million dollars to the federal government for defense purposes in War of 1812 papers, 1813-1820.
New York Public Library
New York, NY
1772-1836 (bulk 1795-1822). 4 linear feet. Includes correspondence (1772-1836) and writings (1785-1831). Correspondence is chiefly political with emphasis on constitutional issues, diplomatic assignment in France, slave trade, and Bank of the United States. Foreign policy and war issues are also discussed. Writings include manuscripts of autobiography; drafts of speeches, articles, and treaties with Great Britain and Spain; draft of proposed Bill of Rights; and copies of Monoe's cipher and Jefferson/Monroe cipher. Available on 8 microfilm reels. Finding aid.
Correspondence in James Barbour correspondence, 1792-1848; 1 item (June 20, 1791) in Emmet collection; and miscellaneous items in various collections.
Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
1793-1831. 29 items.
Seeley G. Mudd Library
Ca. 60 items (1794-1830) in the Andre de Coppet collection.
Rosenbach Museum and Library
1785, 1794, , 1816, 1817, 1821, 1825. 12 items. Also message to Senate (February 13, 1821) concerning Treaty of Washington; and draft of first inaugural address (March 1817), 14 pages.
South Carolina Historical Society
Correspondence in Miscellaneous manuscripts, series I and II, 1631-1979; and an autograph in Prioleau family autograph collection, 1697-1876.
Southern Illinois University
1 item (June 3, 1791) in Elsie and Philip Sang collection.
Rare Book Room
March 10, 1789. 1 item.
Temple University Libraries
Rare Book and Manuscript Collections
Correspondence in Dallas family papers, 1794-1865; and Albert J. Caplan collection.
University of Kentucky Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
1 item (November 19, 1790) in Monroe papers.
University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Ca. 70 items (-1831) in various collections, many pertaining to War of 1812.
University of Virginia
1785-1834. Ca. 160 items.
Correspondence in Key, Cutts, and Turner family papers, 1790-1858 (bulk 1790-1817), on 1 microfilm reel; 1 item (February 7, 1791) in Jay W. Johas deposit; and letters, state papers, land documents, and accounts (1650-1842) in various Virginia repositories reproduced on 13 microfilm reels (1969). Finding aid.
Virginia Historical Society
Ca. 80 items in various collections including the Archibald Stuart papers, 1785-1822, and the Graham family papers, 1798-1925, available on microfilm, and portraits.
Virginia State Library
7 miscellaneous items (1799-1827); letterbooks as governor (1799-1802, 1811); correspondence in Stuart family papers, 1768-1912; Tazewell family papers, 1790-1848; Tucker-Ewell papers, 1770-1893; Mrs. Edmund Waller collection, 1780-1825; genealogy in Gary Boyd Roberts papers, 1979; and portraits.
Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Correspondence in William Wirt papers, 1786-1850, on 24 microfilm reels of originals at Maryland Historical Society; James Monroe papers in Virginia repositories, 1650-1846 (bulk 1799-1811), on 13 microfilm reels; James Monroe papers, 1758-1839, on 11 microfilm reels of originals at Library of Congress; in Joseph Wheaton papers, 1797-1839; Morse family papers, 1779-1868; John Trumbull papers, 1750-1961, on 11 microfilm reels; Pruden family papers, 1572-1941; Colonel John Brown and Major Preston Brown papers, 1763-1865; and 1 letter in Alfred White Van Sinderen collection, 1789-1969, on 1 microfilm reel.
Research Libraries Information Network
In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: Abigail Adams Smith Museum, New York, NY; Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL; American Baptist Historical Society, Rochester, NY; Brigham Young University Archives, Provo, UT; Brown University, Providence, RI; Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New York, NY; D.C. Archives, Washington, DC; East Hampton Free Library, East Hampton, NY; Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN; Johns Hopkins University, Special Collections, Baltimore, MD; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME; Maryland Historical Society Library, Baltimore, MD; New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; New York State Library, Albany, NY; Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL; Radcliffe College, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA; Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA; State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismark, ND; University of California, Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA; University of Rochester, Rush Rhees Library, Rochester, NY; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Library, Blacksburg, VA; Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site, Newburgh, NY; and Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE.
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