A Guide to America Wood Freedom Certificate, 1853 Wood, America, 1853, A Guide to the Freedom Certificate of 21096b

A Guide to America Wood Freedom Certificate, 1853

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 21096b


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Accession number
America Wood Freedom Certificate, 1853
Physical Characteristics
1 leaf
Physical Location
Personal Papers Collection, Acc. 21096b

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

America Wood Freedom Certificate, 1853. Accession 21096b, Personal Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 25 February 1936.

Biographical/Historical Information

America Wood was the daughter of Mary Shelton.

Scope and Content Information

Certificate, dated 3 October 1853, stating that America Wood of Albemarle County, "a woman of color," produced evidence that she was born free. She is noted as the daughter of Mary Shelton, whose mother was born free "previous to 1806."