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1 MASON, John, Capt. TUTTLE, Charles Wesley DEAN, John Ward Capt. John Mason, The Founder of New Hampshire, including his Tract on Newfoundland, 1620; the American Charters in which he was a Grantee; with Letters and other Historical Documents. Together with a Memoir by Charles WesleyTuttle.
Burt Franklin, New York , 1967, 
(MASON, John, Capt.). Capt. John Mason, The Founder of New Hampshire, including his Tract on Newfoundland, 1620; the American Charters in which he wasa Grantee; with Letters and other Historical Documents. Together with a Me moir by Charles Wesley Tuttle. Edited with Historical Illustrations by JohnWard Dean. New York : Burt Franklin, (1967). Pp (8),[v]-xii,(2),[1]-492,(1 2),+ 3 plates/maps. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Burt Franklin Research and Source Works Series No. 131 (American Classics in History and Social Science No.2). O'Dea 47. First published by The Prince Society, Boston, 1887, Vol. XVII. Limited to 250 copies. “Captain John Mason (1586–1635) was born at King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, and educated at Peterhouse College, Cambridge.He was a sailor and colonizer. Mason was appointed the second Proprietary Governor of Newfoundland's Cuper's Cove colony in 1615, succeeding John Guy. Mason arrived on the island in 1616 and explored much of the territory. He compiled a map of the island and wrote and published a short tract (or "Discourse") of his findings. Mason drew up the first known English map of the island of Newfoundland. Published in William Vaughan's Cambrensium Caroleia in 1625, the map included previously established placenames as well as new ones such as Bristol's Hope and Butter Pots, nearRenews. His tract entitled A Briefe Discourse of the New-Found-Land with t he situation, temperature, and commodities thereof, inciting our nation to go forward in the hopefull plantation begunne, was published in 1620 by Mason while in England. In 1620 King James I's Privy Council issued Mason a commission and provided him with a ship to suppress piracy in Newfoundland. Mason ceased to be Cuper's Cove governor in 1621 and apparently he was not replaced, although the settlement continued to be occupied throughout the seventeenth century. Upon returning to England, Mason consulted with Sir William Alexander about possibly colonizing Nova Scotia. In 1622, Mason and SirFerdinando Gorges received a patent from the Council for New England for a ll the territory lying between the Merrimack and Kennebec rivers. In 1629 they divided the grant along the Piscataqua River, with Mason receiving the southern portion. The colony was recharted as the Province of New Hampshire. It included most of the southeastern part of the current state of New Hampshire, as well as portions of present-day Massachusetts north of the Merrimack. Although Mason never set foot in New England, he was appointed first vice-admiral of New England in 1635. He died that same year while preparingfor his first voyage to the new colony.” - from wikipedia. Contents : Memo ir of Capt. John Mason (pp 1-32); Family of Capt. John Mason (pp 33-43); Capt. John Mason's patent of Mariana (pp 45-52); Mason's Plantations on the Pascataqua (pp 53-130); Introduction to John Mason's “Brief Discourse” (pp 131-142); “A Brief Discourse of the New-Found-Land,” 1620 (pp 143-158); Early English Works on Newfoundland (pp 159-166); The Charters of Capt. John Mason (pp 170-218); Letters and Documents (pp 219-354); The Royal Charter to Capt. John Mason, and other Documents; The Will of Capt. John Mason; Memorial to Capt. John Mason, at Portsmouth, England; Autographs. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL APPLY DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Ex-library (spine label, inkstamps to edges, rear pouch), else very good. 250.00

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