James Monroe Papers

The Papers of James Monroe is a documentary editing project based at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The goal of the project is to publish a scholarly ten-volume collection of selected letters and papers documenting the life and career of the fifth president of the United States.  To date, 6 volumes have been published. These volumes feature Monroe’s earliest documented correspondence, including items written from Valley Forge during the winter of 1777, and continue through his service as Secretary of State and War in 1814. Volume 7, to be published in 2020, will cover 1814-1816.


Header image: Sketch of James Monroe, by John Vanderlyn, is courtesy of the College of William and Mary, Swem Library