James Monroe, fifth president of the United States and author of the Monroe Doctrine, is one of Virginia’s most prominent native sons. His five-decade career as a public servant, during which time he held more public offices than any other U.S. president, included positions as a congressman, senator, governor, diplomat, secretary of state, secretary of war and two-term president. The Papers of James Monroe, a project based at UMW, is in the process of preparing and publishing select portions of Monroe’s voluminous correspondence. We invite you to visit the exhibit at Simpson Library through August 2nd to read more about the documentary editing process, see samples of Monroe’s notoriously bad handwriting and view objects pertaining to his time as a young lawyer in 18th century Fredericksburg. All objects featured in this exhibit are owned by the James Monroe Museum, located at 908 Charles Street in downtown Fredericksburg.
Date: through August 2nd, 2013
Time: Exhibit open during regular Simpson Library hours
Location: Simpson Library, 1st floor