Bracelet made of gold beads from necklace of Elizabeth Freeman ("Mumbet")
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- MHS 225th Anniversary
This bracelet consists of a double-strand of gold beads, with a golden clasp. Originally a necklace belonging to Elizabeth Freeman, it came into Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s possession after Freeman’s death, at which time it was repurposed into a bracelet. The clasp and gold separators probably date from the 1840s. Freeman is seen wearing the necklace in the miniature portrait of her by Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick.