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Joshua Johnson manumission record, 1782 July 15

Johnson, Joshua, fl. 1796-1824

Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 4 Pages (on one microfilm reel)

Summary: Pages 298-300 of a volume of Baltimore County Chattel Records, 1773-1788, recording Johnson's manumission, July 15, 1782 (record of his formal emancipation from slavery).

Biographical/Historical Note

African American portrait painter; Baltimore, Md. Life dates ca. 1765-1830.


Lent for microfilming 1996 by the Maryland Historical Society.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 5135 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Joshua Johnson manumission record, 1782 July 15. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.