Papers of John Y. Mason, 1830-1871 (bulk 1844-1849).

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Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859. Papers of John Y. Mason, 1830-1871 (bulk 1844-1849).

Papers of John Y. Mason, 1830-1871 (bulk 1844-1849).

Correspondence and other documents pertaining primarily to Mason's work as U.S. attorney general and U.S. secretary of the navy. Includes an 1834 letter concerning the rechartering of the Bank of the United States. Also includes correspondence of the allied Barksdale family of Amelia County, Va.

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Smith was a private citizen and donor to the "Eyes for the Navy" program. From the description of Memorandum, no date. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 708036591 From the description of Memorandum, September 30, 1918. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 708034981 From the description of Certificate, no date. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 708036793 The United States Navy operated a radio station with call sign NUG in Calumet, Michigan...

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U.S. minister to France. From the description of Letterbooks : of John Y. Mason, 1853 November 4-1859 September 17. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 29553098 John Young Mason, from Greensville County, Va., graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1816. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 1831-1837; served as secretary of the Navy, 1844-1845 and 1846-1849; was attorney general of the United States, M...

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