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James Monroe letter from Highland

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01654

Scope and Contents

One page letter addressed to an unknown recipient by James Monroe. Contents concern his plans for travel, arrival date, and an indication that he will write again once he reaches his destination. The letter was written from his home at Highland, formerly Ash Lawn, near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dates

  • 1820 September 4

Creator

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 publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with funds from the Thomas G. Pullen Memorial fund in 2019.
Title
Guide to the James Monroe letter from Highland
Date
2019-05-30
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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