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James M. Mason papers

Identifier: MS-0409
Correspondence (1831-1865, bulk 1831-1855) of James M. Mason, United States legislator and Confederate diplomat. The collection consists of miscellaneous letters concerning personal financial matters and other personal business. One letter to Mr. Dallas, dated August 11, 1855, relates to presidential politics. One letter to "My dear Col." written from London, England on May 16, 1865, comments on the situation in the South after defeat.


  • 1831-1865


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7 items

Biographical / Historical

James M. Mason was a United States Representative and United States Senator from Virginia. He was a grandson of George Mason and represented the Confederate States of America as appointed commissioner of the Confederacy to the United Kingdom and France between 1861 and 1865 during the American Civil War.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450