- Monroe, James (1758-1831)
Monroe, James (1758-1831)
portions of 2 boxes
This collection is stored at Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre,
Extent: portions of 2 boxes
Researchers are required to use surrogates.
James Monroe (1758-1831) was an American politician who served in various
high-ranking government positions including governor of Virginia, secretary of
war, secretary of state, and fifth president of the United States (1817-1825). He
is known for his influence on U.S. foreign policy, most notably through the Monroe
Doctrine (1823), which opposed the interference of any European powers in the
affairs of newly independent nations of the Western hemisphere. His letters in
this collection reflect his involvement in international diplomacy as he wrote to
and about various U.S. foreign ministers and affairs of state. Also included are a
handful of letters dealing with his personal life and estate, which highlight
financial difficulties and the sale of property in Europe and America.
Miscellaneous documents at the end include a couple of speeches. [Some of the
information provided in this finding aid was verified using: Preston, Daniel.
A Comprehensive Catalogue of the Correspondence and
Papers of James Monroe (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001). ]
Monroe, James (1758-1831); 1792-1830; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.