John Thomson Mason, Jr. letter, July 7, 1841

Guide to John Thomson Mason, Jr. letter C0375


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

Phone: (703) 993-2220

Fax: (703) 993-8911

Email: speccoll@gmu.edu

URL: http://scrc.gmu.edu

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Mason, John Thomson, 1815-1873
Title John Thomson Mason, Jr. letter
Date July 7, 1841
Physical Characteristics .01 Linear Feet
Abstract Letter from John Thomson Mason, Jr. to an unknown recipient, July 7, 1841. The letter was written during Mason's tenure as U.S. Representative for the sixth district of Maryland.
Collection Number C0375
Language English

Biographical Note

John Thomson Mason, Jr. was an American lawyer and U.S. Representative from Maryland. Mason was the grandson of Thomson Mason, younger brother of George Mason IV. Mason was born in Maryland on May 9, 1815. He attended Princeton College (now University) and practiced as a lawyer in Hagerstown, MD. He was eventually elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served Maryland's sixth district from 1841 - 1843. Mason died on March 28, 1873.

Return to the Table of Contents

Scope and Content

Letter from John Thomson Mason, Jr. to an unknown recipient, July 7, 1841. The letter was written during Mason's tenure as U.S. Representative for the sixth district of Maryland. The letter reads: "House of Representatives, July 7, 1841, Dear Sir, You will do me a favor by giving the information [desired?] in the accompanying letter. If possible let me know where is the regiment or company to which is attached the new [?] under Lee. Respectfully yours, [?] Thomson Mason Return also if you please this letter."

Return to the Table of Contents

Arrangement

This is a single item collection.

Return to the Table of Contents

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Public Domain. There are no known restrictions.

Return to the Table of Contents

Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center holds other materials related to the Mason family, including the Mason family manuscript account book and the George Mason letters to John Augustine Washington III.

The Gunston Hall Library and Archives holds many documents and collections pertaining to the Mason family.

Return to the Table of Contents

Index Terms

Persons:

Mason, John Thomson, 1815-1873

Corporate Names:

United States. Congress. House

Return to the Table of Contents

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Thomson Mason, Jr. letter, C0375, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by David S. Turk on April 28, 2005.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Amanda Brent in January 2022. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in January 2022.

Return to the Table of Contents

Bibliography

"John Thomson Mason, Jr." The Mason Web, Gunston Hall. Accessed January 7, 2021. https://gunstonhall.org/wp-content/uploads/masonweb/p361.htm.

Return to the Table of Contents

Return to the Table of Contents