Margaret Freeman LaFar collection on Lowell Mason
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Margaret Freeman LaFar collection on Lowell Mason

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: La Far, Margaret Freeman, 1905-1987.
Title: Margaret Freeman LaFar collection on Lowell Mason
Dates: 1942-1953
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1051

Biographical/Historical Note

Margaret Freeman LaFar, 1905-1987, was born in Savannah, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Branch LaFar. She was a long time teacher and school principal in the public schools of Savannah until her retirement. She was also interested in Savannah history and was an active member of the Savannah Historical Research Association.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of letters and pamphlets collected by Margaret Freeman LaFar, 1905-1987, while she was conducting research on Lowell Mason. Correspondents include members of the Hymn Society of America like Reginald L. McAll and Edith Holden, Lowell Mason's grandson Henry Lowell Mason, and Savannah, Georgia residents Lowry Axley and Charles J. Woodbridge. In addition to the correspondence this collection contains pamphlets produced for the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lowell Mason and an index to the Savannah, Georgia newspapers, 1817-1824, where Lowell Mason is mentioned.


Index Terms

Hymn Society of America.
La Far, Margaret Freeman, 1905-1987.
Letters (correspondence)
Mason, Lowell, 1792-1872.
Pamphlets.
Research notes.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Margaret Freeman LaFar collection on Lowell Mason, MS 1051, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Margaret Freeman LaFar, 1972.


Restrictions

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.


Publication Note

This research published in Georgia Historical Quarterly, XXVIII, September 1944, p. 113-137.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 
Item 1: Reginald L. McAll letter to Margaret Freeman LaFar, 1942 March 7 ( 1.0 p. )
 
Item 2: Henry Lowell Mason letter to Margaret Freeman LaFar, 1942 March 15 ( 1.0 p. )
 
Item 3: Reginald L. McAll letter to Margaret Freeman LaFar, 1942 March 24 ( 1.0 p. )
 
Items 4-9 and 1 unnumbered: Henry Lowell Mason letters to Margaret Freeman LaFar, 1943 January-1945 February
 
Item 10: Reginald L. McAll letter to Margaret Freeman LaFar, 1945 May ( 1.0 p. )
 
Item 11: Edith Holden letter to Margaret Freeman LaFar, 1945 June ( 1.0 p. )
 
Item 12: Walter (no last name) letter to Margaret Freeman LaFar, 1945 June ( 2.0 p. )
 
Item 13: Edith Holden letter to Margaret Freeman LaFar, 1945 June ( 1.0 p. )
 
Item 14: Charles J. Woodbridge letter to Margaret Freeman LaFar, 1945 December ( 1.0 p. )
 
Item 15: Lowry Axley (?) letter to Margaret Freeman LaFar, 1953 November ( 4.0 p. )
 
Items 16-20: Pamphlets and programs celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lowell Mason
 
Item 21: Index of Savannah newspapers with references to Lowell Mason ( 4.0 p. )