Arthur and Mary Frank Mason papers, 1920-1957 PDF
- Mason, Arthur, 1876-1955Mason, Mary Frank, 1888-1966
- Arthur and Mary Frank Mason papers
- 1920-1957 (inclusive)19201957
- 1.5 linear feet, (1 containers)
- Collection Number
- Ax 402
- 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.
- University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public.
Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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
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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.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Arthur MasonReturn to Top
Come easy, go easy. Day
Cook and the captain bold. Little
Flying bo’sun; a mystery of the sea. Holt
From the horn of the moon. Doubleday
Swansea Dan. Cosmopolitan Book
The wee man of Ballywooden. Doubleday
Short stories A-L
Short stories M-Z
Author’s League of America
Curtis Brown, Ltd.
Jonathan Cape Limited
John Day Co.
Doubleday and Co., Inc.
Stephens, L. Louise
Books and PublicationsReturn to Top
Wide Seas & Many Lands. By Arthur Mason. Includes holographic revisions by Arthur and Mary while in Paris, 1925-1926 for a later edition.
“Crack On” By Arthur Mason for Century magazine
The Water Babies. By Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Jean Cruickshanks. Holographic notations on cuts by Mary Mason.
The Water Babies. By Charles Kingsley. Illustrated by Rosalie K. Fry. Holographic notations on cuts by Mary Mason.
“An Author Begins at Forty” by Arthur Mason . The Writer’s Club Bulletin.
The Golden Book Magazine
Mary Frank MasonReturn to Top
Short stories A-N
Short stories O-Z
Burn, June and Farrar
Hader, Berta and Elmer
McAllester, David and Susan
Sauter, Bill and Beatty, Bessie
Outgoing letters, including autographed letters and attempts to sell them
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Authors, American--20th century
- Children's books--Specimens
- Children's literature--Publishing--United States
- Children's stories, American--Authorship
- Publishers and publishing--United States--Correspondence
- Women authors, American--20th century
- Personal Names :
- Mason, Arthur, 1876-1955.
- Mason, Arthur, 1876-1955--Correspondence
- Mason, Arthur, 1876-1955--Diaries
- Mason, Mary Frank, 1888-1966
- Mason, Mary Frank, 1888-1966--Correspondence
- Mason, Mary Frank, 1888-1966--Diaries
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Manuscripts for publication