Letterbooks : of John Y. Mason, 1853 November 4-1859 September 17.


Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859. Letterbooks : of John Y. Mason, 1853 November 4-1859 September 17.

Letterbooks : of John Y. Mason, 1853 November 4-1859 September 17.

Mason corresponded with James Buchanan, Lewis Cass, Jefferson Davis, Matthew Fontaine Maury, Leonidas Polk, John C. Brigham (concerning the American Bible Society), Thomas Harding Ellis (concerning a painting by Paul Jean Balze for the University of Virginia), John Buchanan Floyd, Henry Alexander Wise, James Gadsden, and others.

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