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Jay Johns Collection of James Monroe Papers

Identifier: Mss. 68 M75

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence and other material, 1780-1834, by, to, and concerning James Monroe.  See inventory link (below) for folder list.


  • Creation: 1780-1834


Language of Materials


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-


84.00 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Gifts received as Acc. 1969.03, 1971.03, and 1976.23.

Related Materials:

Related collections are; the James Monroe Papers (Mss. 39.1 M75), Monroe Papers, Ashlawn (Mss. Acc. 2003.09), the James Monroe (1799-1870) Family Papers (Mss. 83 M75), and the Monroe Family Papers (Mss. 82 M75), all at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Physical Description

84 items


Other Information:

A PDF document of this inventory is available online. Clan Munro has provided funding for the conservation of many of these documents.

Additional information may be found at

Guide to the Jay Johns Collection of James Monroe Papers
Special Collections Staff.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository