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The Life and Times of Mr. Buchanan


Written by Pamela T. Stoner, “The Life and Times of Mr. Buchanan” is a short, fictional pieced based on historical fact and evidence written from the perspective of Miss Hetty Parker, James Buchanan’s housekeeper.

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From the Foreward by author Pamela T. Stoner:

Esther Parker, or Miss Hetty, as she was known to James Buchanan and his family, was employed by Mr. Buchanan as his housekeeper from 1834 until the time of his death in 1868. Her presence and position in Buchanan’s household are known through references to her in letters and other writings of Mr. Buchanan and members of his family. According to James [Buchanan] Henry, Mr. Buchanan’s nephew, Miss Hetty was from a well-to-do Philadelphia family and had the manners of a fine lady. She commanded respect in the Buchanan household and was treated as one of the family. After Mr. Buchanan’s death, she remained in Lancaster where she died in 1899.

Miss Hetty probably had knowledge of all of the events described in the following piece, but she never wrote about them in this form. All information used in this essay is believe to be true and was learned from letters, other documents, and biographies about James Buchanan.”

Printed in 1990 by The James Buchanan Foundation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

10 pages, soft cover

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Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .15 in

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