• Title
    Slave Pass
  • Held at
  • Reference
  • Date
    1845 March 23
  • Creator
    UnknownMore Info on Creator
  • Scope and Content
    American slave pass: 'Pass Jane about town for one month 'till 10 oclock at night'. Signed by W Woodbridge on 23 March 1845.
  • Notes
    A Negro slave was not allowed to go beyond the confines of his or her owner's plantation without written permission. On this 'pass' was written the name of the slave, the place he or she was permitted to visit, and the time beyond which he or she must not fail to return. A pdf of the pass is attached to this description.
  • Conditions of access
    Open for research. At least 24 hours notice is necessary for research visits.
  • Extent
    1 sheet
  • Physical description
    1¼" x 6¾"
  • Language
  • Finding aids
    Collection level description. Hard-copy catalogue also available in the Library's Special Collections Reading Room.
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