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Modern Reference

The Modern Reference Collection facilitates research on George Mason and Gunston Hall, as well as the broader themes of architecture, fine and decorative arts, genealogy, cookery, gardening, U.S. Constitution and law, colonial America and Virginia history, and 18th-century social history and customs.

Research Guides

Periodicals

The Periodicals Collection includes subscriptions to over thirty magazines, newsletters, and scholarly journals. Major holdings include The Magazine Antiques, Maryland Historical Magazine, William and Mary Quarterly, Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and Virginia Magazine of History & Biography.

Research Files

Probate Database
Probate Database

The Research Files are a rich depository of material culture in the 18th-century Chesapeake region of Virginia and Maryland, including photocopies of public records such as wills, inventories, business and county records, as well as articles from 18th-century newspapers. In addition, over 300 Probate Inventories from the region have been transcribed and are available for download on our website.

 

MasonWeb

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Mason Web

The many branches of the Mason genealogy charts are now available in an online research tool called, Mason Web. This resource is made possible through the years of research conducted at Gunston Hall combined with the participation of living descendants. We ask that descendants continue to help us maintain this resource by contributing their own family information.  As we strive to make this information as up-to-date and accurate as possible, we would appreciate hearing from you if you have corrections or additions. Please contact the library at library@gunstonhall.org. We value the participation of Mason descendants and respect their privacy; therefore, it is our strict policy not to distribute or publish the personal information of living descendants.

 

 
 
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