National Park Service
Park personnel assisted by our enthusiastic volunteers have begun the task of transcribing letters to and from Van Buren. Below you can find letters and transcriptions. Periodically new transcriptions will be added allowing scholars and amateur historians alike a better understanding of the "Little Magician" and the circle of family and political mechanics surrounding him. Can you help us to fill-in the blanks in the transcriptions? If you recognize any of the words in the letters which are missing from the transcriptions please e-mail us with your suggestion.
Did You Know?
That the servants employed at Lindenwald by Martin Van Buren, were young Irish immigrant women between 18 and 20 years old, and were paid 8 to 12 dollars per month in salary.