Lot #294
James Monroe Trotter Document Signed

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Estimate: $200+


American teacher, soldier, postal worker, music historian, and activist (1842-1892). Born into slavery in Mississippi, he was freed in 1854 and during the Civil War enlisted in the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He became the first man of color hired by the Post Office Department, and succeeded Frederick Douglass as recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia. Partly-printed DS, signed “Jas. M. Trotter,” three pages, 8 x 13, May 4, 1887. Deed of release from Caleb C. Willard to J. Roberts Foulke and Henry Longstreth, signed on the docketing panel by James Monroe Trotter as recorder of deeds. In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021

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