J. M. Mason Papers 1838-1870 (bulk 1862-1865)


J. M. Mason Papers, 1838-1870, (bulk 1862-1865)

J. M. Mason Papers 1838-1870 (bulk 1862-1865)

United States senator and representative from Virginia and Confederate diplomatic agent in Great Britain. Chiefly diplomatic communications sent while Mason was a Confederate commissioner. Includes correspondence; dispatches; lists of supplies for the Confederate States from London; statements and depositions regarding piracy, claims, the blockade, and other naval and marine matters; cotton bonds and warrants; circulars; and printed matter.

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