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Personal correspondence of Jonathan Mason (1795-1884) with William F. Wickham, 1875-1878

 File — Box: 14, Folder: 12

Scope and Contents

Topics include climate change (January 31, 1872); details of the career of his friend Custis, who died in 1872 and was a water commissioner in Boston (February 8, 1872); the influence of John C. Calhoun in ruining the whole South and his own state by men following his “evil counsel” (January 1, 1875); discussions of reading and current politics (January 8, 1875); description of Wickham’s losses during the fire in February (March 13, 1875); mentions of Lord Byron, Charles Lamb, William Cullen Bryant and other literary figures (March 22, 1875); description of the Bunker Hill centennial (June 7, 1875); detailed discussion of the career of Patrick Henry (January 1, 1878); religious reading (March 13, 1878); and Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (December 11, 1878).


  • Creation: 1875-1878



1 folder(s)

Language of Materials

From the File: English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States