Slave pass, 'Pass Jane about town for one month 'till 10 oclock at night'. Signed by W. Woodbridge on 23 Mar 1845.
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 96 MS 758
- Dates of Creation1845
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical DescriptionSingle sheet
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
A Negro slave was not allowed to go beyond the confines of his owner's plantation without written permission. On this "pass" was written the name of the Negro, the place he was permitted to visit, and the time beyond which he must not fail to return.
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Given by the Institute of Historical Research in 1946 and added to the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature.
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Collection level description.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
1¼" x 6¾"
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
Conditions Governing Use
Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.
The pass was found 'in a book bought in Savanna, Georgia, about 1935'. The title of the book is not known.