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Collection Number: 00496-z

Collection Title: John Y. Mason Correspondence, 1847-1848.

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This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 4 items
Abstract John Young Mason, born in Hicksford, Va., graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1816 and served as United States Secretary of the Navy in 1844-1845 and 1846-1849. He was also a federal judge, a U.S. Congressman, and a land owner. The collection is three letters from American artist Thomas Sully (1783-1872) and James Earle, 1847, about portraits of Mason and James Knox Polk for student societies at the University of North Carolina; and one letter, 1848, from Mason to United States Navy Commander William M. Glendy about Master James S. Ridgely and his indiscretion in giving recruits extra liquor.
Creator Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Y. Mason Correspondence, #496-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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John Young Mason, born in Hicksford, Va., graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1816 and served as United States Secretary of the Navy in 1844-1845 and 1846-1849. He was also a federal judge, a U.S. Congressman, and a land owner.

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The collection is three letters from American artist Thomas Sully (1783-1872) and James Earle, 1847, about portraits of Mason and James Knox Polk for student societies at the University of North Carolina; and one letter, 1848, from Mason to United States Navy Commander William M. Glendy about Master James S. Ridgely and his indiscretion in giving recruits extra liquor.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Jordan, January 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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