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Martin Van Buren Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 8 Oct 2010

Biographical History

Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) was an American attorney and politician. He was Andrew Jackson's vice president from 1833 to 1837, and succeeded him as the 8th President of the United States (1837-1841). He was the first president to be born a citizen of the United States.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Martin Van Buren Collection consists of three items in his hand and/or bearing his signature. The two land grants award a total of 264.32 acres to Rittenhouse Nutt of Jefferson County, Mississippi. The letter, written from Owasco, New York on 26 Sep 1832, is to T. W. Olcott of Albany, New York.

Arrangement of the Collection



Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862.


Land grants -- Mississippi.
Presidents -- United States.


Mississippi -- History.

Genres and Forms

Land grants.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Martin Van Buren Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Rare Books, 1970.

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