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Princeton University, Firestone Library

CPC Catalog > Organization: Princeton University, Firestone Library

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One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544-2098 USA


Built in 1948 and expanded several times, the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library is the main campus library at Princeton University. As one of the most distinguished research libraries in the world, the University library system contains more than 13 million holdings in 11 buildings. Firestone is the repository for many of the humanities and social science collections and the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Additionally, it houses several areas open to the public. The Cotsen Children's Library offers programming and a whimsical gallery, and Firestone's Main Gallery and Milberg Gallery feature items from the library's rich collections.

Categories: James Monroe,

James Monroe Collection

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

James Monroe Collection

The collection consists of a selected number of letters and documents of James Monroe, before and during his term as president of the United States. The letters include one dated 1793 to John Nicolson concerning a debt which Monroe hoped to repay when he disposed of some land or sold some wheat; one dated 1808 to John Randolph of Roanoke concerning the care and education of Randolph's nephew; a letter dated 1811 to Samuel L. Mitchell about documents relating to the Spanish provinces in America; a letter dated 1813, when Monroe was secretary of war, to William H. Harrison regarding military plans; a letter dated 1820 to "Dear Sir" endorsing a check for $579; and a letter dated 1822 to William Benton regarding supplies. Documents include a statement of expenses and advances dated 1797; a document granting land to Frederick Miller in the territory of Arkansas, dated 1820; a grant to a Harrison Brown, dated 1822, also for land in the territory of Arkansas; and an order to pay Hugh Mercer $300, dated 1824. There is also a copy of a steel engraving of Monroe by G. Stuart.

.2 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- James Monroe

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