Guide to the Envelope with commemorative 200th anniversary of Gunston Hall stamp, June 12, 1958

Envelope with commemorative 200th anniversary of Gunston Hall stamp C0371


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

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Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Title Envelope with commemorative 200th anniversary of Gunston Hall stamp
Date June 12, 1958
Physical Characteristics 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract Envelope with commemorative 200th anniversary of Gunston Hall stamp, dated June 12, 1958.
Collection Number C0371
Language English

Historical Note

Gunston Hall was the home and plantation seat belonging to George Mason IV and Ann Mason. Situated in Fairfax County, VA (now officially in Lorton, VA), the building of the house began in 1754 with an English-influenced design. The house was built over four years using enslaved labor and a skilled mason, as well as an indentured servant to design the interior. Though much of the outer buildings did not survive, the main home stands to this day. You can learn more about Gunston Hall by visiting its website.

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Scope and Content

Envelope with commemorative 200th anniversary of Gunston Hall stamp, dated June 12, 1958. In addition to the stamp, the envelope features a printed illustration of Gunston Hall.

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Arrangement

This is a single item collection.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from Envelope with commemorative 200th anniversary of Gunston Hall stamp must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center holds the Mason family manuscript account book.

Gunston Hall Library and Archives holds various collections created by the Mason family.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Gunston Hall (Va.)
Postage stamps

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Envelope with commemorative 200th anniversary of Gunston Hall stamp, C0371, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Geraldine C. Tollett.

Processing Information

Reprocessing completed by Amanda Brent in July 2019. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in July 2019. This collection used to be a part of the Virginia historical documents collection, C0034.

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Bibliography

Broadwater, Jeff. "Gunston Hall." Encyclopedia Virginia. https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Gunston_Hall (accessed July 16, 2019).

"Historic Landmarks - Gunston Hall." Fairfax County. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/historic/historic-landmarks/gunston-hall (accessed July 16, 2019).

"History." George Mason's Gunston Hall. https://gunstonhall.org/house-grounds/the-house/history/ (accessed July 16, 2019).

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Contents Lists

Box Folder
1 1 Envelope with commemorative 200th anniversary of Gunston Hall stamp, June 12, 1958
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