The exhibit accompanied by this catalog was mounted to display books belonging to Angelica Singleton Van Buren (1816-1877) which were recently donated to the University. Mrs. Van Buren, the South Carolina-born daughter-in-law of President Martin Van Buren, lived with her husband in the White House during the latter part of Van Buren's term and served as Van Buren's hostess during this time. The books displayed are among a larger group of books from the Barnwell and Singleton families, all of which were donated by Mr. and Mrs. David Phillips of Florence, SC.
University of South Carolina, "University of South Carolina Libraries - Angelica Singleton Van Buren (1816-1877), July 1997". http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/rbsc_pubs/29/