Ash Lawn-Highland is the home of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, and is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ash Lawn-Highland is owned and operated by The College of William and Mary, Monroe's alma mater.
Ash Lawn-Highland is a historic museum with a 535-acre working farm, and performing arts site in Albermarle County, Virginia. President James Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe of New York, owned Ash Lawn-Highland from 1793 to 1826 and made it their official residence from 1799 to 1823.
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Ash Lawn Highland is the plantation estate which 5th president James Monroe purchased in 1793. Monroe and his family moved onto the property in 1799, but Monroe's personal debt forced the family to sell the property in 1825. In the 1930's, philanthropist Jay Winston Johns purchased the estate and the house was open to public tours upon his death. In his will, Winston left the estate to the The College of William and Mary, Monroe's alma mater.
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A portion of this collection was previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection.
Acc. 1996.30 received on 5/22/1996 from Ash lawn-Highland via Carolyn Holmes and James Wootton.
A VHS videotape of the Historic American Buildings Survey of Ash Lawn-Highland was pulled from this collection on 3/9/2010 and was added to the University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58). Nail samples from the Ash Lawn-Highland house were pulled from this collection on 3/9/2010 and were added to the University Archives Artifact Collection (UA 13).
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