Papers, 1778-1886; (bulk 1778-1884).


Mason, Thomson Francis, 1785-1838. Papers, 1778-1886; (bulk 1778-1884).

Papers, 1778-1886; (bulk 1778-1884).

Letters and papers of Thomson Francis Mason, his father, also Thomson Francis (d. ca. 1820), and of former's wife, Elizabeth (Price) Mason, and their children. The collection falls into four categories: papers concerning the purchase of supplies from John Davis for the Continental Army, 1878-1781; letters relative to the settlement of the estate of T.F. Mason (d. 1820) and other legal affairs; letters of Elizabeth (Price) Mason to her children and friends; and, after 1850, letters of Francis Mason, son of Thomson and Elizabeth, from friends and relatives. Correspondents include James Barbour, John J. Crittenden, John K. Griffin, and Eleanor Parke (Custis) Lewis.

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Mason, Thomson Francis, 1785-1838 (person)

Resident of Alexandria (Arlington Co.), Va. From the description of Papers, 1778-1886; (bulk 1778-1884). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20030134 ...

Mason family. (family)

Mason, Francis, 1921-2009 (person)

Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863 (person)

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Griffin, John K. (person)

Davis, John William, 1917- (person)

Davis was manager of the Orleans Theatre and the New Orleans Grand Opera Company's French Opera House. From the description of John Davis will, 1839. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 70271337 At the close of the Revolutionary War, John Davis was a physician who lived in Eastham. In 1800 he moved to Barnstable where he was appointed a probate judge in the Barnstable District Court. John Davis was married to Mercy and had approximately seven surviving children...

Mason, Elizabeth Price. (person)

Lewis, Nelly Custis, 1779-1852 (person)

Born Eleanor Parke Custis, daughter of John Parke Custis, Martha Washington's son by her first marriage. Raised by George and Martha Washington; married George's nephew Lawrence Lewis. From the description of ALS, 12 Jan. 1800, Mount Vernon, to Mary Stead Pinckney. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610706 Martha Washington's granddaughter who was also the adopted granddaughter of George Washington. From the description of Papers : of Eleano...

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In response to the expansion of the Continental Army the number of staff was increased and reorganized in 1776. Changes included the creation of a new unit to supplement George Washington's personal staff. This special unit, the Commander in Chief's Guard, was formed on March 12, 1776 with Captain Caleb Gibbs (formerly adjutant of the 14th Continental Regiment and appointed Aid to Major General Greene) as commander. The unit protected Washington, the army's cash, and official papers. ...

Mason, Thomson Francis, d. ca. 1820. (person)

Barbour, James, 1775-1842 (person)

Merchant from Virginia, grandfather of James Barbour, 1775-1842 From the guide to the James Barbour letter, 1781, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) James Barbour (1775-1842) was a Virginia planter and political figure. From the description of James Barbour correspondence, 1792-1848. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122408278 From the guide to the James Barbour correspondence, 1792-1848, (The New York Public Library. Manuscri...