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Carlin Account Book.pdf
This excerpt from the account book of William Carlin, a tailor in Alexandria, Virginia, shows a record of George Mason IV buying clothes for his family and enslaved personal servant named James, who was the "livery" of Gunston Hall. This originally…

ann mason thomson will.pdf
This typed transcription shows a page from Ann Thomson Mason's Last Will and Testament.

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This photograph of Gunston Hall manor displays the side door, which enslaved people used to enter and exit the house.

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This is a photograph of the front of Gunston Hall. George Mason IV, his family members and friends, as well as his respected visitors would have used the main door framed by the white columns.

gunstonkitchen.jpg
This photograph depicts the recently restored kitchen of Gunston Hall, where enslaved people, especially bondswomen, would have prepared the meals that fed Mason family members and guests.

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This oil painting is a reproduction of the wedding portrait of George Mason IV and Ann Eilbeck Mason (1734-1773); the bride was sixteen-years-old when she married in April 1750 on the Charles County, Maryland, plantation called Mattawoman.

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This 1751 court case focused on a dispute over property; proceedings involved the defendant Ann (Thomson) Mason (1699-1762) and plaintiff Sarah Brooke (1716-1768) of Essex County, Virginia.

Inventory.jpg
This inventory lists the medical books in the library of John Mercer (1704-1768), the uncle and tutor of George Mason IV. This originally hand-written document was typed in the 20th century. This originally hand-written document was typed in the…

Diseases of Children.jpg
This published work was among the medical books in George Mason IV's library.

Strother Essay.jpg
This medical pamphlet was among the publications willed to George Mason IV by his uncle John Mercer.
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