George Mason (writer)
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George Mason (1735 – 1806) was an English writer and book collector.
Mason was born in 1735 as the eldest son of John Mason (d. 1750), distiller, of Deptford Bridge.Later in life, having inherited ample means, he was enabled to collect some of the scarcest books in Greek, Latin, and English literature.
His main works are An Essay on Design in Gardening (1768) and A Supplement to Johnson's English Dictionary (1801).
Mason died unmarried at Aldenham Lodge on 4 Nov. 1806.
- ↑ Sambrook, James (2004). "Mason, George (1735–1806)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online edition, subscription access). Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
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