Mason, Cyrus (1829-1915)

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Mason, C. (1829-1915)
Mason, C. (Cyrus) (1830-1915)
Mason, Cyrus (1830-1915)
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Artist; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Printmaker; Painter; Chain-man; Sharebroker; Mining agent; Lithographic draughtsman; Teacher
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English colonial male lithographer, watercolourist, and draughtsman. His diverse career included writing and illustrating children's books, teaching, publishing newspapers, public speaking and founding music and art societies.

painter and lithographer, was born in London, son of John Mason, an upholsterer, and Jane Eliza, nee Browning. In 1840 he was apprenticed for seven years to Waterlow & Sons, a well-known London firm of lithographers. On completion of his articles he went to Paris for a year, spending part of this time teaching in a boys’ school. On his return, he started in business on his own account. In 1852 he wrote and published a little book called The Practical Lithographer . Early the following year he migrated to Melbourne, arriving in June in the James L. Bogart . There he was engaged by Thomas Ham to carry out the production of his 'settled districts’ map. In October Mason took over Ham’s business, in partnership with F. Stringer , as Stringer, Mason & Co. of 35 Swanston Street, Melbourne. The partnership was dissolved early in 1854 and Mason continued on his own. In addition to standard commercial lithographic and engraving work, the firm – later Mason’s alone – produced many prints, either as engravings or lithographs, from sketches by David Tulloch , George Strafford , Edmund Thomas , Henry Heath Glover and probably Mason himself. At the 1854 Melbourne Exhibition Mason was awarded a bronze medal for his lithographic specimens and at the 1855 Victorian Industrial Society Exhibition he received a silver medal for lithography. In September 1855 he issued an illustrated weekly newspaper, the Illustrated Family News , with lithographic illustrations in the letterpress text. It ran to ...

  • 1853 aboard the James L. Bogart

Flourished

  • fl. c.1840 - c.1915

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  1. RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER THE GOULBURN RIVER AT SEYMOUR
    Mason, Cyrus, 1829-1915
    [ Art work : 1872 ]
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    RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER THE GOULBURN RIVER AT SEYMOUR
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  2. Richmond Road in 1883 / C. M
    Mason, Cyrus, 1829-1915
    [ Art work : 1885 ]
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    Richmond Road in 1883 / C. M
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  3. The Lucky Return
    Mason, Cyrus, 1829-1915
    [ Art work : 1855 ]
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    The Lucky Return
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  4. Off to the Diggings
    Mason, Cyrus, 1829-1915
    [ Art work : 1855 ]
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    Off to the Diggings
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  5. The Drive
    Mason, Cyrus, 1829-1915
    [ Art work : 1855 ]
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    The Drive
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  6. Camping on the Road
    Mason, Cyrus, 1829-1915
    [ Art work : 1855 ]
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  7. A Good Day's Work
    Mason, Cyrus, 1829-1915
    [ Art work : 1855 ]
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    A Good Day's Work
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  8. THE MELBOURNE TOWNHALL, Opened August 9th 1870
    Mason, Cyrus, 1829-1915
    [ Art work : 1870 ]
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    THE MELBOURNE TOWNHALL, Opened August 9th 1870
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  9. The Disputed Claim
    Mason, Cyrus, 1829-1915
    [ Art work : 1855 ]
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    The Disputed Claim
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  10. A good day's work / lithd. by Cyrus Mason
    Mason, Cyrus, 1830-1915
    [ Art work : 1855 ]
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    A good day's work / lithd. by Cyrus Mason
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  1. Papers
    Mason family
    [ Unpublished : 1897-1969 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  3. Tulloch, D., (David) (-1869)
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  1. Cyrus Fuller's Bankruptcy.
    Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Friday 25 September 1891 p 3 Article
    ... Cyrus Fuller's Bankruptcy* The further hearing of the examination of Cyrus E. Fuller in connection ... trotted under the name of Cyrus E. Fuller. Witness became possessed of them in June, 1888. He did not know ... 538 words
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  2. Cyrus Fuller's Bankruptcy.
    Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Friday 11 September 1891 p 3 Article
    ... Cyrus Fuller's Bankruptcy.       Cyrus Fuller was examined before Mr. Regis   ... the house; he was agent for his brother-       in-law, Mr. Mason. The rents were ... 385 words
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  3. Of Victoria Original kindly lent by Mr. Cyrus Mason). THE YARRA RIVE[?] SOURCE TO MOUTH.
    Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Saturday 16 December 1905 p 30 Article Illustrated
    ... Of Victoria Original kindly lent by Mr. Cyrus Mason). THE YARRA RIVE[?] SOURCE TO MOUTH. (Photo. by ... 70 words
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  1. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Cyrus Mason, of Post Office Chambers, Pitt-street, Sydney.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 20 March 1891 [Issue No.185] p 2169

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    ... ,367) IN BANKRUPTCY. He Cyrus Mason, of Post Office Chambers, Pitt-street, Sydney. NOTICE is hereby given ... 71 words
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  2. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Cyrus Mason, of Post Office Chambers, Pitt-street, Sydney.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 20 March 1891 [Issue No.185] p 2172

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    ... In tihe Supreme Court of New South Wales. (3,367) IN BANKRUPTCY. Be Cyrus Mason, ot Postl ... 100 words
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  3. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Cyrus Edgar Fuller, of Sydney, bookseller.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 8 March 1889 [Issue No.144] p 1867

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    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. (701) IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Cyrus Edgar Fuller, of Sydney ... Assignee, at Sydney, Mr. Alfred Mason was elected Trustee in the place of Mr. Lancelot Threlkeld Lloyd ... 88 words
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  1. [Cyrus Mason : Art & Artist Files (Australia and New Zealand)]
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    [ Book : 1900 ]
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  2. Miley Cyrus / David Robson
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  3. Oration on the thirteenth anniversary of the American Institute, delivered by Cyrus Mason, at the Broadway Tabernacle, October 15th, 1840
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  2. Music resources theme - Australian musical treasures - War and Loss
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  3. - Forbes NSW 1900-1909
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  1. Giving myself to you / Gerald Albright
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  2. We two : duet (Violet and Bob) / words by Cyrus Wood; music by Rudolf Friml and Alfred Goodman
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  3. Genuine Chestnut
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  1. MELBOURNE CHATTER (8 April 1915)
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  2. COUNTRY DIRECTORY. (1 January 1915)
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  3. INDEX. (30 August 1915)
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  3. S.A. Red Cross Information Bureau
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