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The Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Description:

The Library is one of the oldest agencies of Virginia government, founded in 1823 to preserve and provide access to the state's incomparable printed and manuscript holdings. Our collection, which has grown steadily through the years, is the most comprehensive resource in the world for the study of Virginia history, culture, and government.

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Categories: James Monroe, John Tyler,

Collections:
Roane Family Papers, 1795-1841
Waller, Edmund, Mrs., collector.
Andrew Jackson Montague Papers, 1854-1938

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Roane Family Papers, 1795-1841

11 items.
This collection consists of 4 parts, separately foldered. Part I has 9 letters, one cover, and one bill of complaint. The principal correspondents are William H. Roane and his father Spencer Roane. Included is a letter from Patrick Henry to his daughter Anne Roane (1795), wife of Spencer, and a letter from John Tyler to Senator William Henry Roane (1840). Political matters are the primary topic of the correspondence, but there is incidental mention of family life, education, and heath, as well as comments on the progress of the construction at the University of Virginia. The court suit deals with the portion of the estate of Patrick Henry to which the Roanes were entitled. Part II consists of correspondence about the Roane family and the location of the letters in the first part. Par III consists of genealogical notes on the Roane and allied families of Cocke, Harrison, and Ruffin. Part IV consists of clippings concerning Soencer Roane, Edmund Ruffin, and vrious plantations.
Roane family papers, 1795-1841, Accession 24489, Personal papers collection, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Virginia.
Part I Available as negative photostatic copies; Filed in the Virginia State Library and Archives; Accession 24739.
Prominent family resident in Hanover and King and Queen counties, Virginia. They held a number of important political and judicial offices in the state.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/145409913

Size
11 items

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Waller, Edmund, Mrs., collector.

The Monroe letters comment on business matters, including Monroe's efforts to rid himself of debt incurred when serving in France, the purchase of furnishings for the White House, and personal items, and the tragic Richmond, Va. theater fire in 1811. Monroe also mentions the imminient arrival of Lafayette, and Lafayette discusses his travel plans. The non-Monroe letters are written in French.
Waller Collection, Accession 22068, Personal Papers Collection, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Va.
The Monroe letters were written before, during, and after Monroe's presidency (1816-1824), to his friend and business associate, Paul Bentalou, in Baltimore. Lafayette toured the United States in 1824 - 1825, and he notes his immediate plans. Girardin was an educator, and became a professor at the College of William and Mary; he wrote to Maximilian Godefroy from Baltimore, where Godefroy, an architect, had several architectural commissions. Guibert was a general and historian, and Rochambeau commanded the French forces at the Battle of Yorktown.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122555542

Size
13 items (25 pages)

Presidential content includes:

- James Monroe

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Andrew Jackson Montague Papers, 1854-1938

Montague, Andrew Jackson, 1862-1937. Montague (1862-1937) held public office most of his adult life, serving as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia (1893-1898), Attorney General of Virginia (1898-1902), Governor of Virginia (1902-1906), and U.S. Representative for the Third District of Virginia (1913-1937). In addition, he headed the Law Department at Richmond College, now the University of Richmond, and served in various positions with numerous non-profit organizations. See William Larsen's Montague of Virginia (Louisiana State University Press, 1965) for a full treatment of his career.

The principal value of Montague's papers lies in their documentation of his political career from 1898 to 1912 and the insight they provide into the Progressive Movement in Virginia and national politics through Woodrow Wilson's election as President in 1912. After Montague's election to Congress in 1912, the papers have suffered considerable loss. However, his files on the Trading With The Enemy Act (1917) and the Cramton Bill for establishing a national colonial park in the Jamestown-Yorktown-Williamsburg area (1930) are especially informative. Less well documented is Montague's early career up to 1898 and his non-political activities. A series of letter books (1897-1901) is excellent but unsupported by incoming letters. An incomplete series on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace provides substantive information on that organization. His activities as trustee for both the Carnegie Institution of Washington and George Washington University, and as vice president of the Richmond Educational Association are almost unknown except for irregular meeting notices and responses. Only a few items indicate his membership and participation in the Virginia Peace and Arbitration League, the American Peace Society, and the Virginia Young Men's Christian Association. Routine administrative correspondence and some grade reports are the only records related to his teaching career at Richmond College.
Principal and noteable correspondents in the papers include: Lyman Abbot, R.L. Ailworth, Edwin A. Alderman, William A. Anderson, William W. Appleton, B.B. Blackford, F.W. Boatwright, Charles C. Burlingham, Nicholas Murray Butler, Harry F. Byrd, P.D. Camp, William E. Dodd, Charles W. Eliot, James T. Ellyson, Carter Glass, Albert Bushnell Hart, George F. Hoar, Eppa Hunton, Jr., William A. Jones, Robert M. LaFollette, S.C. Mitchell, Robert C. Ogden, Walter H. Page, J.C. Parker, General W.H. Payne, George Foster Peabody, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, Charles H. Ryland, James Brown Scott, Abram P. Staples, Claude A. Swanson, William H. Taft, James L. Tredway, Henry St. George Tucker, J. Hoge Tyler, Joseph E. Willard, Woodrow Wilson, and John S. Wise.

 

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/122602172

Size
33,500 items

Presidential content includes:

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

- Woodrow Wilson

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