Papers, 1813-1943.


Mason family. Papers, 1813-1943.

Papers, 1813-1943.

Chiefly correspondence, 1848-1897, account books, loose accounts, bonds, deeds, plats, bills, and other papers, of Lewis Edmunds Mason (1822-1897) of "Fortsville," Southampton County, Va., relating to agricultural operations at "Fortsville" and at "Day's Neck," Isle of Wight County, Va., ownership of slaves in Virginia and Coahoma County, Miss., land interests in Sussex County, Va., and his activities as agent for and executor of the estates of his parents, John Young Mason (1799-1859) and Mary Ann (Fort) Mason (1803-1870). Also included are correspondence, 1835-1859, accounts, bonds, commonplace books, deeds, bills of exchange and lading, and land and legal documents of John Young Mason relating to his service as U.S. Secretary of the Navy and Minister to France, and to personal affairs. Correspondents include James Buchanan, Roscoe Briggs Heath, Thomas ap Catesby Jones, Daniel Veech McLean, George Wythe Munford and Henry Alexander Wise. Topics include the James River and Kanawha Canal, the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850-1851, and the settlement of immigrants in Virginia. Also included are correspondence, 1845?-1871, accounts and bonds of Mary Ann (Fort) Mason and scattered papers of the Mason children, including Mary Anne (Mason) Anderson (diary, 1856-1858, kept in France and Italy, and correspondence) and St. George Tucker Mason (diary while serving in the 13th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A., in Raleigh and Smithfield, N.C.). Includes genealogical information on the Anderson, Archer, Cargil, Coleman, Cook, Cooke, Edmonds, Edmunds, Fort, Harris, Harrison, Heath, Johnson, Mason, Skipwith, Thorp, Williams and Young families.

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