James Madison papers

Title
James Madison papers, 1773-1847.
Author
Madison, James, 1751-1836.
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Collection guide and digital images

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Oversize folder 1Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 1833 Oversize folder 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
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Description
1.78 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 oversize folder).
Genre/Form
Deeds.
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
  • Surrogates must be used in lieu of originals.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
  • available as digital images.
  • Transcripts of James Madison and family correspondence are available via Founders Online (http://founders.archives.gov/). Some letters are available only as abstracts rather than full text.
Funding (note)
  • Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Source (note)
  • The James Madison papers were compiled from various purchases, gifts, and donations from multiple sources between 1892 and 1959.
Provenance (note)
  • The bulk of the collection is comprised of Lenox Library accession 10773, purchased from W.R. Benjamin on May 10, 1897; Lenox Library accession 10784, purchased from E.B. Sterling of Trenton, N.J., August, 1897; and transfers from the Ford collection and Thomas Addis Emmet collection. The Ford Collection was compiled by Gordon L. Ford, business manager of the New York Tribune from 1873 to 1881 and collector of documents pertaining to early American history. Ford's collection was later purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan and portions of it were donated to The New York Public Library in 1899. Additional Madison items were received as part of the Thomas Addis Emmet collection. The Emmet Collection was collected by Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet, a collector of early American history manuscripts. His collection was later purchased by John S. Kennedy and donated to The New York Public Library in 1896. Letters to Edmund Pendleton, Lenox Library accession number 9466, were purchased from F.W. Morris, October 1896.
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Call Number
MssCol 1833
Author
Madison, James, 1751-1836.
Title
James Madison papers, 1773-1847.
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Surrogates must be used in lieu of originals.
Summary
James Madison (1751-1836) was one of the key contributors in the drafting of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights and the fourth President of the United States. The James Madison papers, dated 1773-1847, primarily consist of correspondence and documents either written by or sent James Madison. Topics of the correspondence include the American Revolution, war intelligence reports, foreign relations, political events, slavery, and domestic and family affairs. Other documents include checks, contracts, an annotated address, and a note of Madison's accounts with James Monroe. Letters to and from Madison's family, the bulk of which were addressed to Dolley Madison, are also included. The bulk of these pertain to domestic and social affairs.
Additional Formats
James Madison correspondence, anonymous letters, and family correspondence; available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-492
Selected items available as digital images.
Transcripts of James Madison and family correspondence are available via Founders Online (http://founders.archives.gov/). Some letters are available only as abstracts rather than full text.
Funding
Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Provenance
The bulk of the collection is comprised of Lenox Library accession 10773, purchased from W.R. Benjamin on May 10, 1897; Lenox Library accession 10784, purchased from E.B. Sterling of Trenton, N.J., August, 1897; and transfers from the Ford collection and Thomas Addis Emmet collection. The Ford Collection was compiled by Gordon L. Ford, business manager of the New York Tribune from 1873 to 1881 and collector of documents pertaining to early American history. Ford's collection was later purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan and portions of it were donated to The New York Public Library in 1899. Additional Madison items were received as part of the Thomas Addis Emmet collection. The Emmet Collection was collected by Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet, a collector of early American history manuscripts. His collection was later purchased by John S. Kennedy and donated to The New York Public Library in 1896. Letters to Edmund Pendleton, Lenox Library accession number 9466, were purchased from F.W. Morris, October 1896.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Source
The James Madison papers were compiled from various purchases, gifts, and donations from multiple sources between 1892 and 1959.
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Added Author
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Beckley, John James, 1757-1807.
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Coles, Edward, 1786-1868.
Dohrman, Henry, 1749-1813.
Featherstonehaugh, George William, 1780-1866.
Fraser, Donald, 1755?-1820.
Jay, John, 1745-1829.
Jones, William, 1760-1831.
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820.
Madison, Ambrose, 1755-1793.
Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849.
Preston, Francis, 1765-1835.
Todd, John Payne, 1792-1858.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1833
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