James Madison, Sr. Papers
Scope and Contents
Dates; 1792-1831, 1931; document and correspondence (some are copies). Includes letters between James Madison, Sr. (1723-1801) and his son President James Madison, Jr., his brother Bishop James Madison, Josiah Quincy, Robert Walsh, and others. Also includes engravings and prints of Madison and a "Report of the Overseers of Harvard University" commenting of the new constitution recently submitted to the people of Virginia. Letters discuss politics, family life in Virginia, religion, and other topics. Also includes a 1931 invitation to the unveiling of the bust of James Madison at Richmond, Va. and photographs of the Madison bust.
- Creation: 1792-1832, 1931
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James Madison, Sr. (March 27, 1723 - February 27, 1801) was a colonel in the American Revolutionary War and the owner of a tobacco plantation in Orange County, Virginia.
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Gift of Mrs. Frances Duffy and additional purchases (1975 and 1986).
Box and folder list compiled by Amanda Hayek, SCRC staff, in December 2011.
Genre / Form
- Guide to the James Madison, Sr. Papers
- Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English