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Catalogs and Calendars of the Papers of James Monroe at the Library of Congress

  • A Calendar of the Papers of James Monroe, Forming the Collection in the Possession of Mrs. S. M. Gouverneur. A copy of this printed, undated, seventeen-page pamphlet is in Series IV of the James Monroe Papers.  Another copy is in the Library of Congress General Collection.
  • “Calendar of the Correspondence of James Monroe,” (revised edition) Bulletin of the Bureau of Rolls and Library of the Department of State, No. 2, (November 1893). Online at: External
  • Ford, Worthington Chauncey, ed. Papers of James Monroe Listed in Chronological Order from the Original Manuscripts in the Library of Congress. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904. Online at: External
  • Library of Congress. Manuscript Division.  Index to the Papers of James Monroe. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1963.  Online at:
  • Preston, Daniel, ed.  A Comprehensive Catalogue of the Correspondence and Papers of James Monroe.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001.

Published Editions of James Monroe’s Papers

  • Baker, Donald G., ed.  The Autobiography of James Monroe.  Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1959.
  • Hamilton, Stanislaus Murray, ed. The Writings of James Monroe, Including a Collection of his Public and Private Papers and Correspondence now for the first time Printed.  New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1898-1903.  Online at: External
  • Preston, Daniel, ed., and DeLong, Marlena C., assistant ed. The Papers of James Monroe.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2003-<2014>; ABC-CLIO, 2009.
  • Founders Online (National Archives)
    Founders Online does not include a separate edition of James Monroe’s papers. However, it does include approximately 1,400 letters to and from James Monroe, chiefly in the papers of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

Biographies and Studies - A Selection

  • Ammon, Harry. James Monroe, The Quest for National Identity.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971; first paperback ed.; Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1990.
  • Cresson, W. P. James Monroe. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1946.
  • Cunningham, Noble E., Jr.  The Presidency of James Monroe.  Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1996.
  • McDonald, Robert M. S., ed. Sons of the Father: George Washington and his Protégés.  Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013.
  • Morgan, George. The Life of James Monroe.  Boston: Small, Maynard and Co., 1921.  Online at: and .
  • Preston, Daniel.  James Monroe, An Illustrated History.  Missoula, Mont: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 2008.
  • Styron, Arthur.  The Last of the Cocked Hats, James Monroe and the Virginia Dynasty. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1945.

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