Scope and Content of Collection
The Thomson Francis Mason and Thomas Swann Families papers cover the years 1745 through 1930, with the bulk of the material dating between 1745-1912. The collection contains family correspondence, financial, and legal documents. The correspondence includes topics of love, condolence, illness, and travels. The financial documents include invoices, checks, and receipts for clothing, school tuition, boarding of horses, and everyday purchases including horse equipment. The legal documents consist mainly of 18th century indentures and land records.