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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Princeton University Library Collection of James Monroe Materials
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of selected letters and documents of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a selected number of miscellaneous letters and documents of James Monroe, before and during his term as president of the United States.

Collection History


The collection has resulted from the miscellaneous gifts of numerous donors and purchases over the years.

Land grant to Harrison Brown was a gift of W. H. Newhouse in 1926 (AM 9246).

Order to pay Hugh Mercer was a gift of Mrs. Henry Fairfield Osborne in 1926 (AM 9283).

Letter to John Randolph was a gift of Mrs. Charles McClintock in 1937 (AM 11480).

Letter to "Dear Sir" was a gift of Cyrus H. McCormick in 1947 (AM 13366).

Land grant to Frederick Millier was a gift of Percy H. Williams, Princeton Class of 1897, in 1948 (AM 13781).

Statement of expenses was a gift of Samuel Milbank, Princeton Class of 1927 and Robbin Milbank, Princeton Class of 1925, in 1949 (AM 13834).

Letter to S. Mitchell and steel engraving were a gift of Julian C. Sloss in 1962 (AM 17813).

Letters to Benton and Harrison were a gift of Benjamin H. Walker in 1971 (AM 21362).

Land grant to James LaTourrette was purchased in 2015 (AM 2016-4).

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.


No materials were separated during processing.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Princeton University Library Collection of James Monroe Materials; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1