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Matt E. Mason Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains the papers of Matt E. Mason (born 1849) chronicling his activity in manufacturing between 1874 and 1919 in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. Includes diaries and account books kept between 1874-1882 with entries describing his day-to-day activities and include an account of his search for better employment opportunities, the type of weather conditions he encountered, shopping, news of friends, and his expenditures.
Background
Matt E. Mason (born 1849) was the son of Norwegian immigrants, Edward and Catherine Mason who moved to the United States in 1849. According to U.S. census records, Matt was born in April of 1849 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the eldest of five children. He had three brothers and one sister: Oscar, Simon, Henry, and Mary. Soon after Matt’s birth, the family moved to Leroy, Wisconsin.
Extent
78 items in 2 boxes plus one rolled item.
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The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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