Mason, William, 1725-1797

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English poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Nuneham, to William Burgh, 1777 Oct. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270606797

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Aston, to Dr. Charles Burney, 1789 June 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270605470

From the description of Sonnet : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript unsigned, 1796 May 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609611

From the description of Autograph letter signed : York, to Dr. Charles Burney, 1795 Oct. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607921

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Aston, possibly to Thomas Wakefield, Vicar of Rowley, 1774 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270605474

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Aston, to Horace Walpole, 1780 Aug. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871430

Mason was an 18th century English author whose major works satirize Sir William Chambers's work on oriental gardens.

From the description of Collection, 1773-1779. (Auburn University). WorldCat record id: 42774590

William Mason (1724-1797) was a poet, editor, and gardener. In 1747, his poem "Musaeus, a Monody on the Death of Mr. Pope" was published to acclaim and quickly went through several editions. In 1775, he published the Poems of Mr Gray, a friend who was a great influence on his own work. Ten years later, William Pitt nominated him for the post of Poet Laureate, but he turned it down. Among Mason's other works are the historical tragedies Elfrida (1752) and Caractacus (1759), as well as a long poem on gardening, The English Garden (1772-1782). Indeed, Mason was an influential garden designer, designing several flower gardens for his friends and patrons, especially for Richard Hurd, Lord Jersey, and Lord Harcourt. In 1797 he fell and injured his leg while entering his carriage, and died several days later at his rectory in Aston.

From the description of Letter to Horace Walpole, 1769 May 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702188161

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creatorOf Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771. Autograph letter signed T.G. to: "Dear Mason" September 24, 1758. Wellesley College
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797. Letter to Horace Walpole, 1769 May 8. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797. Autograph letter signed : Nuneham, to William Burgh, 1777 Oct. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Pasquali, Niccolo, ca. 1718-1757. Autograph letter signed, dated : Edinburgh, 29 March 1757, to [William Mason], 1757 Mar. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn George Henry Glasse correspondence, 1757-1808 (inclusive), 1778-1808 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Poem with autograph revisions [manuscript], [1754]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous photostatic and photographic reproductions of manuscripts, circa, 1900-1999 Houghton Library.
creatorOf Routh, Martin Joseph, 1755-1854. Martin Joseph Routh letters received, 1789-1827. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797. Collection, 1773-1779. Auburn University.
referencedIn Warburton, William, 1698-1779,. Autograph letters signed from William Warburton, Gloucester, Newark upon Trent, London and Prior Park, to various people [manuscript], 1738-1772. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797. The rise of fashion : an epistolary tale to Miss Cotesworth : autograph manuscript signed W. Mason, 1747 Aug. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Collection of engravings, [16--]-1939. Flugschriften des Fruhen 16 Jahrhunderts
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797,. Autograph letter signed from W. Mason, Aston, to Edmond Malone, London [manuscript], 1792 May 26. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797. Autograph letter signed : Aston, to Dr. Charles Burney, 1789 June 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bacon, John, 1740-1799. Autograph letter signed : London, to the Reverend Mr. Alderson at Hornby Castle, Yorkshire, 1797 Nov. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797,. Autograph letter signed from William Mason, Queen St., to David Garrick [manuscript], [1768] April 29. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Letters from others sent to Thomas Cadell, 1766-1825. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Spence, W. Commonplace book, circa 1780-1806. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797. Sonnet : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript unsigned, 1796 May 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous eighteenth-century British papers, 1747-1818. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bedingfeld, Edward. Papers of Edward Bedingfeld, 1753-1791. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771. Letter, 1758 October 28, to James Brown, Cambridge, Eng. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797. Autograph letter signed : York, to Dr. Charles Burney, 1795 Oct. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797. Autograph letter signed : Aston, to Horace Walpole, 1780 Aug. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797. Autograph letter signed : Aston, possibly to Thomas Wakefield, Vicar of Rowley, 1774 Nov. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mason, William, 1725-1797,. Autograph letter signed from William Mason, Aston, Yorskshire, to E. Malone [manuscript], 1797 February 16. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Read, Jacob, 1752-1816. Jacob Read papers 1752-1816. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Glasse, George Henry, 1761-1809,. George Henry Glasse correspondence, 1757-1808 (inclusive), 1778-1808 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Commonplace book containing poetry, circa 1780-1790. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Bacon, John, 1740-1799. person
associatedWith Bedingfeld, Edward. person
associatedWith Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954 person
associatedWith Burgh, William, 1741-1808, person
associatedWith Burney, Charles, 1726-1814, person
associatedWith Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802 person
associatedWith Chambers, William, Sir, 1726-1796. person
associatedWith Garrick, David, 1717-1779. person
associatedWith Glasse, George Henry, 1761-1809, person
associatedWith Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771. person
associatedWith Heinz, H. J., person
associatedWith Heinz, H. J., Mrs., person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, person
correspondedWith Malone, Edmund, 1741-1812 person
associatedWith Milton, John, 1608-1674 person
associatedWith Pasquali, Niccolo, ca. 1718-1757. person
associatedWith Prior, James, Sir, 1790?-1869. person
correspondedWith Read, Jacob, 1752-1816. person
associatedWith Routh, Martin Joseph, 1755-1854. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
associatedWith Spence, W. person
associatedWith Stonehewer, Mr. person
associatedWith Wakefield, Thomas, 1706-1787, person
associatedWith Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. person
correspondedWith Warburton, William, 1698-1779, person
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Great Britain
Great Britain
Subject
Families--Drama
Theater--18th century
English drama (Tragedy)--18th century
Religion--Drama
Incest--Drama
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Birth 1725-02-12

Death 1797-12-26

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