Papers, 1805-1886.


Papers, 1805-1886.

Chiefly correspondence, 1817-1859 (1,742 items), and accounts, 1819-1855 (787 items), of John Young Mason, in residence at "Fortsville," Southampton County, Va., Richmond, Va., Washington, D.C., and Paris, France, while serving as U.S. Attorney General, Secretary of the Navy, and Minister to France. Correspondents include James Buchanan, Zachary Taylor, Franklin Pierce, James Knox Polk, and John Tyler. Also included are accounts, 1849-1865 (465 items), of his wife, Mary Ann (Fort) Mason, kept primarily in France, and accounts and correspondence of their daughter Mary Anne (Mason) Anderson while in Paris. Early papers are those of Edmunds Mason of "Homestead," Greensville County, Va., in particular correspondence, account books and loose accounts relating to the estate of William W. Maclin (d. 1831) and the guardianship of Susan D. (Maclin) Cook (d. 1851). Miscellaneous papers include correspondence, accounts, slave list, 1855, and other papers of Lewis Edmunds Mason (1822-1897) of "Fortsville."

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