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C. Mortimer Mason papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1054

Scope and Content

The bulk of the personal papers of C. Mortimer Mason pertain to a cotton claim owned by the descendants of Thomas J. and Richard R. Holmes of Hinds County, Mississippi. The collection also contains geneological research materials gathered by Newel Mason to show lineage for entry into the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Colonial Dames. Lastly, there is a small amount of personal letters, newspaper clipping, and legal certificates and licenses.


  • 1891-1960, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

C. Mortimer Mason (1883-1970) was an Atlanta attorney born in Columbus, Georgia. His parents were Dr. Joseph Mortimer Mason and Minnie Holmes, and his siblings were Newel Mason and R. Holmes Mason. The family originated in Mississippi and settled in Macon, Georgia. Mason attended Emory College and graduated with a Bachelor of Law from the Atlanta Law School in 1912. In 1911 he was was admitted to the Georgia Bar, and three years later he was admitted into the Florida Bar. He was a Phi Delta Theta member. Mason served in the United States during World War I. Then in 1922, he married Martha Nunn (1893-1978). He practiced law on his own account in Atlanta and held licenses for Tampa, Florida, in the mid-1920s. He also worked at the District Office of Veterans' Affairs until it was moved to Philadelphia in 1954.


1.76 linear ft. (one document case, one oversize folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1984

Separated Materials

Visual material has been separated from the collection and is unprocessed. Please contact an archivist for access to this material.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2014.
C. Mortimer Mason papers
Elizabeth Charlton
June 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305