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Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

CPC Catalog > Organization: Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

Location [ map ]

1013 Old Post Rd

Kinderhook, NY 12106

http://www.nps.gov/mava/index.htm

Description:

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is a unit of the United States National Park Service located 20 miles (32 km) south of Albany, New York, or two miles south of the village of Kinderhook, New York in Columbia County. The National Historic Site preserves the estate and thirty-six room mansion of Martin Van Buren, the eighth President of the United States. Van Buren purchased the estate, which he named Lindenwald, in 1839 during his one term as President and it became his home and farm during his retirement.

 

Lindenwald was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.[3][5]

The Martin Van Buren National Historic Site was established on October 26, 1974, and today, Lindenwald is under the care of the National Park Service.

 

Description from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Van_Buren_National_Historic_Site

Categories: Martin Van Buren,

Collections:
Van Buren Family Miscellaneous papers, 1809-1859, 1839-1859 (bulk)

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


Van Buren Family Miscellaneous papers, 1809-1859, 1839-1859 (bulk)

Letters of Martin Van Buren to his son Abraham and his daughter-in-law Angelica Van Buren concerning the Kinderhook house, its furnishings and gardens, their son Singleton's studies at West Point, and other family matters, 1841-1859; letters of his sons Smith Thompson Van Buren and Martin Van Buren, Jr., discussing Washington social life and traveling with their father while in office, 1839-1840; letters to and from Martin Van Buren concerning politics, 1844-1845; and miscellaneous items, 1809-1836

Size
37 items ((NIC)NYCQ466-520-0002 )

Presidential content includes:

- Martin Van Buren
Potential interest are documents describing social life with Martin Van Buren while in office.

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