Document box Contributor: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Former slaves possessed objects that were personal and meaningful to them. This document box was originally owned by Aunt Letty, a former slave in Williamsburg, Virginia. She lived with the Beale family on Duke of Gloucester Street, where the family operated a hardware store. Aunt Letty used this box to store all of her most treasured possessions and then left the box to the Beale children after her death.