Van Buren family letters and deeds
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Van Buren family letters and deeds

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Van Buren family.
Title: Van Buren family letters and deeds
Dates: 1885-1973
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1265

Biographical/Historical Note

The Van Buren family can be traced through Cornelis Maessen Van Buren, who came from Holland to the New Netherlands in 1631. More detailed biographical information can be found in History of Cornelis Maessen Van Buren, by Harriet C. Van Buren, Peckham, Maryland. Published in New York by Tobias A. Wright, 1913.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains letters to and from members of the Van Buren family and concerning their genealogy. There are references to President Martin Van Buren and his estate. Also included are two deeds and a land certificate for property in Florida.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Van Buren family.
Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from family of creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Van Buren family letters and deeds, MS 1265, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Rhonald E. Van Buren, 1979.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Item 1: Land grant to Aaron A, O. Strickland, 39 acres in township seven east of Tallahassee, Florida, 1885 July 13 ( 1.0 p. )


1Item 2: Same to Barent E. Van Buren, 161 acres in town¬ship seven, east of Tallahassee, Florida, 1890 April 29 ( 1.0 p. )


1Item 3: D. L. Rice to B. E. Van Buren. Washington, D. C., 1914 June 17 ( 1.0 p. )
The letter explains that Mr. Van Buren, because of his subscription to The National Tribune, was entitled to a "Land Scrip Certificate," This certificate was worth either $25 or a town lot in St. Cloud, Florida. Included with the letter is the certificate and a map of town lots in St. Cloud.


1Items 4-6: Three letters to and from Harriett Van Buren Peckham and Lillian Van Buren Rivers in 1930


1Item 7: Rhonald E. Van Buren to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur McClellan. Savannah, 1964 January 8 ( 3.0 p. )


1Item 8: Bob to Hulda and Van. Augusta, Georgia, 1964 September 30 ( 1.0 p. )


1Items 9-11: Three letters to and from Rhonald E. Van Buren and Martin C. Van Buren, 1966
All three were written in 1966 and concern Van Buren genealogy.


1Item 12: Mrs. Edward J. Streator to Lillian Rivers. Bayside, New York, 1973 May 1 ( 2.0 p. )


1Item 13: Lillian Rivers to Rhonald E. Van Buren. Savannah, 1973 May 4 ( 1.0 p. )


1Item 14: Lisa Smith to Mr. Van Buren, undated ( 1.0 p. )


1Items 15-18: Four postcards of Martin Van Buren's home, churches, and birthplace


1Item 19: Note about Styntjie Cornelisse Van Buren, undated ( 1.0 p. )