At present, the Project has cataloged nearly 40,000 documents written by and to James Monroe. The majority of these documents are housed at the National Archives and the Library of Congress, with additional substantial collections at the Virginia State Archives, New York Public Library, James Monroe Museum and Philadelphia Historical Society. Although we frequently work from original documents to create our transcriptions, the Papers project is, by design, not in possession of any original Monroe items. We often have digital images or microfilm copies of letters that have been published in Volumes 1-5, and are happy to reference those as needed to resolve research requests. Additional information regarding locating and accessing original documents is available on our Research Resources page.
"Having long served my country, with integrity and zeal, I ... derive much consolation from a review of the past, especially as our success, under all the difficulties to which we have been exposed, … (read more)
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*** Please note the changes to the log-in process to the database! *** Our database contains approximately 38,000 entries detailing Monroe's lifetime of correspondence, ranging from 1776 to 1831. You … (read more)