Elizabeth Welch Backus Mason scrapbook
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Elizabeth Welch Backus Mason scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Mason, Elizabeth Welch Backus, 1842-1913.
Title: Elizabeth Welch Backus Mason scrapbook
Dates: circa 1863-circa 1898
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0546

Biographical/Historical Note

Elizabeth Welch Backus Mason (1842-1913) was born in Binghampton, New York. Her husband was Col. W. Roy Mason of Richmond. The great part of her life was spent in Columbus, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a scrapbook of personal and sentimental clippings, including printed poems of Latienne (the pen name of Mrs. Mason), manuscript poems, drawings, water-colors, church programs, postal cards, and other items. The scrapbook's cover reads "A Confederate Scrap-Book, Begun (remainder missing);" The cover's binding gives 1863 as the book's beginning date. The latest date in the volume is 1898.

Index Terms

Georgia--Social life and customs.
Mason, Elizabeth Welch Backus, 1842-1913.
Watercolors (paintings)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Elizabeth Welch Backus Mason scrapbook, MS 546, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. F.M. Stetson, 1951.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Scrapbook