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Monroe Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. 82 M75

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, chiefly 1803-1839, of members of the Monroe family while in London, England, Paris, France and in Virginia. Includes letters received by James Monroe while minister to Great Britain, from Sir Alexander Munro; letters of George Hay and his wife, James Monroe's daughter, Eliza Kortright (Monroe) Hay. Letters contain information concerning Hortensia (Hay) Rogers and Lloyd Nicholas Rogers. These letters deal primarily with family matters, but include material on the French Revolution and on the Napoleonic Wars. Collection includes Kortright genealogy.

Dates

  • 1803-1905

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

34.00 items

Conditions Governing Access:

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.

Conditions Governing Use:

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.

Biographical Information:

James Monroe (April 28, 1758 - July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825). He played a leading role in the War of 1812 as secretary of war and secretary of state under James Madison. Monroe attended the College of William and Mary from 1774 through 1776. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki- scdb.swem.wm.edu.

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gift

Related Materials:

Related collections are; James Monroe Papers (Mss. 39.1 M75), the Jay Johns Collection of James Monroe Papers (Mss. 68 M75), the Monroe Papers, Ashlawn (Mss. Acc. 2003.09), and the James Monroe (1799-1870) Family Papers (Mss. 83 M75), all at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Physical Description

34.00 items

General

Other Information:

A PDF document of this inventory is available online.

Additional information may be found at http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/findingaids/82_M75_Monroe_Family_Papers.pdf

Processing Information:

Folder list updated by Patricia Sanabria, SCRC staff, in September of 2011.
Title
Guide to the Monroe Family Papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
Date
2007-07-17
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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