Mason, Arthur, 1876-1955Mason, Mary Frank, 1888-1966
Arthur and Mary Frank Mason papers
1920-1957 ( inclusive )
1.5 linear feet (1 containers)
Mason, Arthur (1876-1955) and Mary Frank (1888-1966) were children's book authors. The collection includes holograph manuscripts of novels and short stories, correspondence with agents and friends, contracts, reviews, diaries, and photographs that reflect their work as authors.
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Arthur Mason (March 14, 1876-1955), a children’s book author, was born in Strangford, Ireland. He did not begin to write until the age of 44. First he was a sailor, gaining first command by the age of 25. He became a citizen of the United States in 1899. He mined for gold in Australia, Alaska, and the western United States, and was a marine superintendent during World War I. Mary Frank Mason (1888-1966), his wife, was an author of children's stories and a librarian.
The Arthur and Mary Frank Mason Papers includes holograph manuscripts of novels and short stories, correspondence with agents and friends, contracts, reviews, diaries, and photographs that reflect their work as children’s book authors.
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[Identification of item], Arthur and Mary Frank Mason Papers, Ax 402, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Collection is organized into the following series:
Books and Publications
Mary Frank Mason
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