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Arthur and Mary Frank Mason papers, 1920-1957

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Mason, Arthur, 1876-1955Mason, Mary Frank, 1888-1966
Title
Arthur and Mary Frank Mason papers
Dates
1920-1957 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear feet, (1 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 402
Summary
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.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

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 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 Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arthur and Mary Frank Mason Papers, Ax 402, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Arthur MasonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Manuscripts
Box Folder
1 1
Come easy, go easy. Day
1933
1 2
Cook and the captain bold. Little
1924
1 3
Flying bo’sun; a mystery of the sea. Holt
1920
1 4
From the horn of the moon. Doubleday
1931
1 5
Swansea Dan. Cosmopolitan Book
1929
1 6
The wee man of Ballywooden. Doubleday
1930
1 7
Short stories A-L
1 8
Short stories M-Z
1 9
Miscellaneous manuscripts
Correspondence
Box Folder
1 10
General incoming
1922-1953
1 11
Author’s League of America
1932-1933
1 12
Curtis Brown, Ltd.
1928-1953
1 13
Jonathan Cape Limited
1930-1957
1 14
John Day Co.
1932-1934
1 15
Doubleday and Co., Inc.
1929-1948
1 16
William Heinemann
1930-1935
1 17
Stephens, L. Louise
1940-1957
1 18
Outgoing letters
1926-1956
Miscellaneous
Box Folder
1 19
Miscellaneous material
1 20
Scrapbook

Books and PublicationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Volume
1 1
Wide Seas & Many Lands. By Arthur Mason. Includes holographic revisions by Arthur and Mary while in Paris, 1925-1926 for a later edition.
1923
1 2
“Crack On” By Arthur Mason for Century magazine
August 1928
1 3
The Water Babies. By Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jean Cruickshanks. Holographic notations on cuts by Mary Mason.
1954
1 4
The Water Babies. By Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Rosalie K. Fry. Holographic notations on cuts by Mary Mason.
1958
1 5
“An Author Begins at Forty” by Arthur Mason . The Writer’s Club Bulletin.
May 1938
1 6
The Golden Book Magazine
July 1931

Mary Frank MasonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Manuscripts
Box Folder
1 21
Short stories A-N
1 22
Short stories O-Z
1 23
Articles
1 24
Book reviews
1 25
Miscellaneous manuscripts
Correspondence
Box Folder
1 26
General incoming
1947-1966
1 27
Burn, June and Farrar
1959
1 28
Hader, Berta and Elmer
1958
1 29
McAllester, David and Susan
1956-1960
1 30
Muir, Edwin
1927-1956
1 31
Reader’s Digest
1945-1961
1 32
Rice, Elmer
1923-1966
1 33
Sauter, Bill and Beatty, Bessie
1947
1 34
Trask, Sherwood
1930-1949
1 35
Viking Press
1951-1961
1 36
Outgoing letters, including autographed letters and attempts to sell them
1940-1966
Diaries
Box Folder
1 37
European diary
1924-1928
1 38
Diary
1937