Welcome to The World of James Monroe Online!

WJMO is a digital project providing free access to the correspondence of James Monroe. As a collaboration between James Monroe’s Highland and the Special Collections Research Center at William & Mary Libraries, The World of James Monroe Online will offer primary resources in a searchable user-friendly online interface, free to all users.


The content for this online project is expected here in the fall of 2022. The content will consist of digital images of each historic document, and full transcriptions. Correspondence will be organized by its home library or archive, and will be inclusive of all items in each repository.


This project is the grateful recipient of funding from private donors and the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (NSCAR), who sponsored it as the 2018 annual project of National President Erin Moore.

Thank you for your interest in this digital archive. We’ll see you soon!



Computer workstation in front of shelves of books

William & Mary Digital Archive

The James Monroe Project consists of over 300 manuscripts, chiefly correspondence, written and received by James Monroe and his family. 

Scan of a letter from James Monroe

Papers at the University of Mary Washington

This documentary editing project includes full text transcriptions as well as a catalog of Monroe's letters.

Overhead view of the estate at Highland with two colonial style buildings

James Monroe's Highland

By learning about the people and events at Highland, you’ll come away with an enriched perspective on the wider history on Virginia and the United States.