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George Mason Papers, 1706-1858

Title
George Mason Papers, 1706-1858
ID
Mss. 39.2 M38
Extent
30.0 Items
Scope and Contents
Letters, 1779-1792, from George Mason at "Gunston Hall," Fairfax Co., Va. to his son John in Bordeaux, France and to Richard Henry Lee commenting on Maryland's claim to Virginia's western lands; and a political essay, post 24 January 1791 by Mason on representation in Fairfax Co., Va. Includes papers and letters of other members of the Mason and Thomson families, in particular, Stevens Thomson Mason (his will and a letter to James Monroe on Alien and Sedition Laws), Armistead Thomson Mason (his will), Ann Mason; and biographical information by John Thomson Mason.
Creators
Mason,  George (1725-1792)
Mason, Ann
Mason, John (1766-1849)
Mason, John Thomson (1815-1873)
Mason, Stevens Thomson (1760-1803)
Subjects
Alien and Sedition laws, 1798
Fairfax County (Va.)--History--18th century
Fairfax County (Va.)--History--19th century
Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794
Virginia--Politics and Government--18th century
Genres
Correspondence
Financial records
Manuscripts (document genre)
Languages
English

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Acquired
11/01/1940.
Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Rights
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Charles E. Tuttle (1940) and Maury Bromsen (1973).
Purchases.
Related Materials

A large portion of Mason's papers are housed at Mason's former estate, now a museum known as the Gunston Hall Plantation, Mason Neck, Va. See the following link for more information;

<a href="http://www.gunstonhall.org/">

http://www.gunstonhall.org/</a>

Preferred Citation
George Mason Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Box and folder list compiled by Amanda Hayek, SCRC staff, in November 2011.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
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