MASON, James Murray, 1798-1871



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: In William Lowndes Yancey papers, 1834-1941; and Semmes family papers, 1859-1913.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 15 items.


Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1835-1865. .10 foot. Personal and business papers, including comments on the Civil War, its campaigns, and Lincoln’s assassination from Mason’s perspective as the Confederacy’s representative in England. Finding aid.


Gunston Hall Library
Lorton, VA
Papers: In Mason family papers, 1664-1897.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In Chew family papers, 1683-1896.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1838-1870. 9 containers. In part transcripts. Chiefly diplomatic communications sent while Confederate commissioner. Described in the Annual Report (1912-1913) and published guide (1918). Also correspondence in William Wilson Corcoran papers, 1791-1896.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: December 24, 1845 and August 15, 1856. 2 letters.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 5 items (1839-1961); and 2 letters (April 26, 1858 and December 19, 1861) in the Gilder Lehrman collection. Finding aid.


State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: In Charles Wilkes papers, 1801-1880.


University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Rochester, NY
Papers: 4 letters by and 1 to Mason (1850-1864) in various collections. Finding aid.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: 22 items (1836-1871) in Mason family papers and other collections including personal correspondence, business papers, and portraits. Finding aids to some collections.


Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: January 1853. 5 items. Mason’s correspondence concerning James D. Graham’s biological collections.

Additional Papers: 1 letter from Levin Powell (November 20, 1848); 1 letter (March 17, 1853) from Haym M. Salomon; 1 letter (February 19, 1853) from Ephraim George Squier; 1 letter (April 3, 1853) from Richard Rush; 1 letter (April 28, 1864) from William Smith; items in Custis-Lee-Mason letters, 1756-1863; and photographs.


Virginia State Library and Archives
Richmond, VA
Papers: 1837-1864. 11 letters. Finding aid.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In S. Griswold Flagg collection, 1825-1938.