Freedom papers and handmade tin carrying box belonging to Joseph Trammell

Issued by
Loudoun County Court, American, founded 1757
Created by
Trammell, Joseph, American, 1831 - 1859
Used by
Trammell, Joseph, American, 1831 - 1859
Date
1852
Medium
Papers: ink on paper
Box: tin
Description
Certificate of Freedom for Joseph Trammell. Handwritten in black ink on white paper, the document is labeled at the top as "No. 1952." The document includes a detailed description of Mr. Trammell. It also includes that his freedom was proven by the oath of Thomas S. Dorrell. The certificate indicates a county registration number that provides legal record of Joseph Trammell’s status as a free man of color.
A small, handmade tin box with sliding lid. Used to hold certificate of freedom and carry in pocket.
Place made
Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Tools and Equipment-Personal use
Type
boxes (containers)
free papers
Topic
Free communities of color
Freedom
Identity
Law
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elaine E. Thompson, in memory of Joseph Trammell, on behalf of his direct descendants
Object number
2014.25
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
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