The Thomson Mason Papers Finding Aid MS135

The Thomson Mason Papers Finding Aid MS135


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Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library

717 Queen Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Repository
Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library
Identification
MS135
Title
Thomson Mason Papers (MS135)1804-1912
Quantity
.71 Cubic Feet, 2 boxes
source
Mason, Thomson Francis, 1785-1838
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Thomson Mason Papers, MS135, Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections, Alexandria, VA.


Biographical / Historical

Thomson Francis Mason (1785 - 1838) was the grandson of George Mason IV of Gunston Hall and the son of Thomson Mason of Hollin Hall. He dedicated his life to public service for the town of Alexandria. Mason served on the Alexandria Common Council, was elected Mayor of Alexandria four times, served as Justice of the Peace three times, and was the first judge of the Criminal Court of the District of Columbia. He also practiced law and served as President of both the Alexandria Canal and Middle Turnpike Corporation.

Content Description

This collection contains numerous documents, either personal or business, of Thomson Mason. All correspondence is Mason's unless otherwise indicated. Other documents found are legal ones dealing with all phases of Mason's practice, both in and out of Virginia. Several items are from his period as Mayor of Alexandria and President of Middle Turnpike Corporation. Early documents deal with the buying and selling of slaves.

Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological by year.

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Container List

Text box: 1 folder: 1
Promissory Note, Robert Robertson to Robert and John Gray
1804-05-01
Text box: 1 folder: 2
Bill of Complaint, Marine Insurance Association against James Wilson
1806
Text box: 1 folder: 3
Frederick Tridle Estate Document
1809
Text box: 1 folder: 4
Documents re: Sally Price and Henry Taylor
1809-02
Text box: 1 folder: 5
Promissory Note, Joseph Milligan to Robert Gray
1811-09-17
Text box: 1 folder: 6
Merchandise Receipt, Rebeckah Griffith to John Hamilton
1811
Text box: 1 folder: 7
Thornton Estate Suit
1812
Text box: 1 folder: 8
Stock Share, Snickers Pike Turnpike Company
1813
Text box: 1 folder: 9
Lawsuit, Churchman v. Price & Tucker
1813-12-14
Text box: 1 folder: 10
Lawsuit, Upton Beall v. Washington Drane
1814-03-03
Text box: 1 folder: 11
Miscellaneous Receipts
1814
Text box: 1 folder: 12
Promissory Note, George Awman to Benjamin Price
1814-12-25
Text box: 1 folder: 13
Receipt, T.F. Mason to Chas. Decton
1815-01-07
Text box: 1 folder: 14
Promissory Notes
1815
Text box: 1 folder: 15
Rental Agreement, Walter Brookes to Capt. Benjamin Price
1815-08-12
Text box: 1 folder: 16
Document retaining T.F. Mason's Services
1815-08-15
Text box: 1 folder: 17
Promissory Note, Thompson Violett to Robert Gray
1815-10-07
Text box: 1 folder: 18
Slave Sale, William Lender to T.F. Mason
1816-12-20
Text box: 1 folder: 19
Business Correspondence and Receipts
1816
Text box: 1 folder: 20
Promissory Note, Jno. [?] to Robert Gray
1816-06-19
Text box: 1 folder: 21
Business Correspondence and Receipts
1817
Text box: 1 folder: 22
Correspondence, William Robinson retaining T.F. Mason to handle matter of runaway slave
1818
Text box: 1 folder: 23
Receipts
1818
Text box: 1 folder: 24
Business Correspondence
1819
Text box: 1 folder: 25
Indenture, John Mason from Edgar Marty
1819-03-13
Text box: 1 folder: 26
Bill for Merchandise, Presley Cordell to Sarah Price
1819-01-23
Text box: 1 folder: 27
Indenture, Lawrence Simpson to Samuel Catts
1820-06-30
Text box: 1 folder: 28
Indenture, William Miles to Thomson Mason
1820-07-20
Text box: 1 folder: 29
Chancery Court Suit, William Yeaton v. David Lenox
1820-05
Text box: 1 folder: 30
Correspondence and Receipts
1820
Text box: 1 folder: 31
Promissory Note, Charles Farquhar to Lawrence Myers
1820
Text box: 1 folder: 32
Business Correspondence
1821
Text box: 1 folder: 33
Estate Accounting, John May Estate
1821-10-08
Text box: 1 folder: 34
Business Correspondence
1822
Text box: 1 folder: 35
Business Correspondence
1823
Text box: 1 folder: 36
Business Correspondence
1824
Text box: 1 folder: 37
Business Correspondence
1825
Text box: 1 folder: 38
Estate Inventory, Constant Cornwell Estate
1825-12-12
Text box: 1 folder: 39
Administrators Bond, Robert Lang for Estate of Robert Casey
1826-05-12
Text box: 1 folder: 40
Estate Appraisal, Jesse Cornwell Estate - lists slaves
1826-05-20
Text box: 1 folder: 41
Business Correspondence
1826
Text box: 1 folder: 42
Business Correspondence
1827
Text box: 1 folder: 43
Correspondence, Personal, Mayoral, Legal
1828
Text box: 1 folder: 44
Ledger (part of), Middle Turnpike Road Construction
1829
Text box: 1 folder: 45
Mayoral Correspondence
1829
Text box: 1 folder: 46
Business Correspondence
1829
Text box: 1 folder: 47
Personal Correspondence
1829
Text box: 1 folder: 48
Business Correspondence
1830
Text box: 1 folder: 49
Indenture, William McCarty to George Mason
1830-10-30
Text box: 1 folder: 50
Receipt for Merchandise, William Fowle from Charles Farquhar
1830-12-10
Text box: 2 folder: 1
Business Correspondence
1831
Text box: 2 folder: 2
Bill for Services/Goods, Horatio Day (shoemaker) to Charles Farquhar
1832-06-1832-12
Text box: 2 folder: 3
Business Correspondence
1832
Text box: 2 folder: 4
Insurance Policy, Fire Insurance Company of America
1833-02-25
Text box: 2 folder: 5
Deed, 604 King Street, Elizabeth Coleman to Charles Farquhar
1833-05-13
Text box: 2 folder: 6
Business Correspondence
1833
Text box: 2 folder: 7
Indenture, Thomas and Margaret Coleman to Charles Farquhar
1833-03-01
Text box: 2 folder: 8
Bills/Receipts, Charles Farquhar
1833
Text box: 2 folder: 9
Business Correspondence
1834
Text box: 2 folder: 10
Literature Lottery Drawing - Wilmington, Delaware
1834-08-28
Text box: 2 folder: 11
Receipts, Charles Farquhar
1834
Text box: 2 folder: 12
Accounting for Services, Charles Farquhar to George Swaine
1834
Text box: 2 folder: 13
Promissory Note, Charles Farquhar to George Swaine
1835
Text box: 2 folder: 14
Receipts, Charles Farquhar
1835
Text box: 2 folder: 15
Business Correspondence
1835
Text box: 2 folder: 16
Receipts, Charles Farquhar
1836
Text box: 2 folder: 17
Promissory Notes
1836
Text box: 2 folder: 18
Business Correspondence
1836
Text box: 2 folder: 19
Receipts, Charles Farquhar
1837
Text box: 2 folder: 20
Promissory Note, Charles Farquhar
1837
Text box: 2 folder: 21
Judgement for suit against Jesse Cornwell estate
1837
Text box: 2 folder: 22
Business Correspondence
1837
Text box: 2 folder: 23
Business Correspondence
1838
Text box: 2 folder: 24
Business Correspondence
1842
Text box: 2 folder: 25
Bills of Lading, Hilles, Boyd & Company
1868
Text box: 2 folder: 26
Bills of Lading, Smoot & Company
1870
Text box: 2 folder: 27
Checks written by William Smoot
Smoot, William Albert, 1840-19171882
Text box: 2 folder: 28
Business Correspondence, William Smoot & Company
1891
Text box: 2 folder: 29
Business Correspondence, William Smoot & Company
1901
Text box: 2 folder: 30
Personal Correspondence, William A. Smoot
Smoot, William Albert, 1840-19171901
Text box: 2 folder: 31
Letter from L.E. Smoot to father
1910
Text box: 2 folder: 32
Letter from C.C. Randolph to brother
Randolph, Charles Carter, Reverend, 1846-19251912
Text box: 2 folder: 33
Miscellaneous Documents
Text box: 2 folder: 34
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Text box: 2 folder: 35
Alexandria Gazette
1862-05-30
Text box: 2 folder: 36
Alexandria Gazette
1864-07-12