|Title||George Mason document set|
|Date||1781 June 3 [letter]; 1872 [engraving]|
|Description||1 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving|
Mason, George, 1725-1792
Mason, George, 1753-1796
Hall, Henry Bryan, 1808-1884
United States History
|Scope & Content||
George Mason document set. 1 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.
A.L.S., 1781 June 3, Gunston Hall, Virginia, to George Mason Jun[io]r, Nantes [France], describing business affairs at Gunston Hall and urging him to stay in Europe until he recovers his health; family news; death of grandmother; news on crops/harvest; effects of the war and the Enemy on tobacco crops, slaves "and other property"; George Mason, Jr. out of the country for reasons of health; father advises return to America on a ship of war.
George Mason portrait engraving. "Etch'd by H.B. Hall Morrisania N.Y. 1872" Inscribed: G Mason
George Mason (1725-1792): Born 11 December 1725; died 7 October 1792 at Gunston Hall, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States; buried in Mason Family Cemetery, Lorton, Virginia. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1759, 1776-80, 1786-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787-88.
|Admin/Biographical History||John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.|