Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871

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United States senator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to C. Neale, Esq., 1849 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607846

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Selma, to Joseph C. Cabell, Esq., 1846 Nov. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607032

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Messrs. Gales & Seaton, 1839 Feb. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607773

U.S. Congressman, and Confederate commissioner to England and France; from Winchester (Frederick Co.), Va.

From the description of Papers, 1835-1865. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20030132

Confederate Diplomatic Commissioner in Europe.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Selma, near Winchester, Va.", to an unidentified recipient, 1861 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607017

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Richard Smith, bank cashier in Washington, 1846 Feb. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270606965

Mason was a representative (1838-1839) and senator (1841-1861) from Virginia and is viewed as the author of the Fugitive Slave Law. He served the Confederacy as Minister to Great Britain. -- Dallas, at the time of the letter, was the U.S. Minister to Great Britain (1856-1861); he previously had been Minister to Russia (1837-1839), the 11th vice president of the United States (1845-1849) and Senator from Pennsylvania (1831-1833); he also held offices in Pennyslvania.

From the description of [Letter, 18]57 Dec. 30, Selma, [Vir., to George M. Dallas] / J. M. Mason. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 271111221

Virginia politician.

From the description of Photoprints, 1860-1870. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32958376

U.S. senator and representative from Virginia and Confederate diplomatic agent in Great Britain.

From the description of J. M. Mason papers, 1838-1870 (bulk 1862-1865). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981177

James Murray Mason served in both the U.S. House and the Senate from Virginia. During the Civil War he was sent as a diplomatic commissioner to Europe, especially Great Britain.

From the description of James Murray Mason Papers, 1838-1870. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122387790

James Duncan Graham (1799-1865), an army engineer, distinguished himself in national border surveys.

Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887), zoologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, pioneered field studies methods in botany and zoology, published prolifically in ornithology and zoology, and headed the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries from its founding in 1871.

Asa Gray (1810-1888), Fisher professor of Natural History at Harvard (1842-1888), was a pioneer in plant geography and published widely on the descriptive botany of North America.

From the description of Papers relating to James D. Graham's biological collections, 1853 January. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122632034

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referencedIn Yancey, William Lowndes, 1814-1863. Papers, 1834-1941. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. James Murray Mason Papers, 1838-1870. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
creatorOf Bancroft, George, 1800-1891,. Carter-Blackford papers, 1736-1908. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Richard Smith, bank cashier in Washington, 1846 Feb. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Washington, H. A. (Henry Augustine), 1820-1858. Henry A. Washington Papers, 1835-1859. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. Correspondence and financial records of Nicholas Hooper and George Wright [manuscript] 1759-1896. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to C. Neale, Esq., 1849 Jan. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gween, Robert. Autograph letter signed, 1862 Jan. 17. Navarro College
creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. Papers : of James Murray Mason, 1826-1868. Gunston Hall Plantation
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creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. Autograph letter signed : Selma, to Joseph C. Cabell, Esq., 1846 Nov. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Burwell, William M. (William MacCreary), 1809-1888. Papers of William M. Burwell [manuscript], 1734-1893. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. Autograph letter signed : "Selma, near Winchester, Va.", to an unidentified recipient, 1861 Mar. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Pollard, Charles T. (Charles Teed), 1842-1873. Confederate officers photograph album, undated. Alabama Department of Archives and History
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creatorOf Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Selections from Brown's last words read by R.W. Emerson : autograph manuscript : [Concord, Mass.], [1859 Dec. 2]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Benjamin, J. P. (Judah Philip), 1811-1884. Letters of Judah Philip Benjamin, London, to James Murray Mason, Canada and Virginia [manuscript] 1866-71. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Fillebrown, Thomas Scott, 1834-1884. Papers of Thomas Scott Fillebrown, 1861. Library of Congress
referencedIn Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865. Correspondence with Henry Catt, 1861 Dec. 14, 16, 18. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. Papers, 1835-1865. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. Photoprints, 1860-1870. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888. W.W. Corcoran papers, 1791-1896 (bulk 1849-1888). Library of Congress
referencedIn Rush, Richard, 1780-1859. Letter : Sydenham [outside Philadelphia, Pa.] to Mr. Mason, 1853 April 3. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. Papers relating to James D. Graham's biological collections, 1853 January. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library
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creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. [Letter, 18]57 Dec. 30, Selma, [Vir., to George M. Dallas] / J. M. Mason. Smith College, Neilson Library
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referencedIn Custis-Lee-Mason families. Letters, 1756-1863. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Gregory, William Henry, Sir, 1817-1892. William Henry Gregory papers, 1817-1900. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
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referencedIn Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877. Letter, November 1861. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. Autograph letter signed : to Messrs. Gales & Seaton, 1839 Feb. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Timberlake, John H., 1804?-1876. Letter of recommendation [manuscript] : Charlottesville, Va., to James M. Mason and Robert M.T. Hunter, 1860 June 8. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library
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creatorOf Cooper, Samuel, 1756-1840. Papers of Samuel Cooper [manuscript], 1780-1960. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Benjamin, J. P. (Judah Philip), 1811-1884. Papers, 1827-1871. Library of Congress
referencedIn Flagg, S. Griswold. S. Griswold Flagg collection, 1825-1938 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888. Letter : New York to Hon. J. M. Mason, 1853 February 19. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. J. M. Mason papers, 1838-1870 (bulk 1862-1865). Library of Congress
creatorOf Mason family. Papers of Indian Department Superintendent General John Mason, and his son U.S. Senator and Confederate diplomat James Murray Mason [manuscript], 1798-1859. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Powell, Levin M., 1800-1885. Letter : Wash[ington, D.C.] to J. M. Mason, Richmond, Va., 1848 Nov. 20. Library of Virginia
creatorOf J. M. Mason Papers, 1838-1870, (bulk 1862-1865) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rives, William C. (William Cabell), 1793-1868. Papers of William C. Rives, 1674-1939 (bulk 1830-1890). Library of Congress
creatorOf Salomon, Haym M., 1785-1858. Letter, [Washington, D.C. to] Hon. J. M. Mason, [Washington, D.C.]. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Mullaly, John. Letter : New York, to Archbishop John Hughes, n.p., 1861 Dec. 17. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Randolph, Sarah N. (Sarah Nicholas), 1839-1892. Papers of the Randolph family [manuscript], 1790-1903. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Cash, E. B. C. (Ellerbe Boggan Crawford), 1823-1888. E.B.C. Cash papers, 1805-1935. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877. Papers, 1801-1880. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Baynham, William, 1749-1814,. Papers of the Hunter-Garnett Family [manuscript] 1703-1970 (bulk, 1770-1880). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Jefferson Davis collection, Davis, Jefferson collection, 1861-1865 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871. Papers concerning sale of lands of James M. Mason in Frederick County, Virginia [manuscript] 1867. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891. Papers of Alexander H. H. Stuart and the related Stuart and Baldwin families [manuscript], 1776-1878 (bulk 1850-1861). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Timberlake, John H., 1804?-1876. Letter of recommendation : Charlottesville, Va., to James M. Mason and Robert M.T. Hunter, 1860 June 8. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Smith, William, 1797-1887, Governor. Letter, 1864 April 28, Richmond to James M. Mason, London, England. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Brown, John Thompson, 1802-1836. Brown-Coalter-Tucker Papers (I). Group C 1816-1839. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to John Young Mason, n.p., 1848 Dec. 27. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Benjamin, J. P. (Judah Philip), 1811-1884. J.P. Benjamin papers, 1827-1871. Library of Congress
referencedIn Mullaly, John. Letter : New York, to Archbishop John Hughes, n.p., 1861 Dec. 17. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Goodridge, L. W. L.W. Goodridge letter, 1862 Feb. 1. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Confederate States of America
Confederate States of America
United States
Great Britain
California
Kansas
Texas
Great Britain
United States
Virginia
Confederate States of America
Frederick County (Va.)
New Mexico
United States
Manchester (England)
United States
United States
Virginia
Virginia
Subject
Botany
Phytogeography
Merchant marine--Great Britain
Diplomatic and consular service, Confederate
Zoology
Land use
Cotton trade
Slavery--History--19th century
Cotton trade--Confederate States of America
Pirates
Trent Affair, 1861
Merchant marine
Hampton Roads, Battle of, Va., 1862
Claims
Financial crises
Occupation
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Virginia
Senators, U.S. Congress--Virginia
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Birth 1798-11-03

Death 1871-04-28

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