Samuel Freeman snuff box, ca. 1780

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Samuel Freeman (1743-1831) of Portland owned this snuff box. The initials "C.M." appear inside the cover.

Freeman was Portland's postmaster, a selectman, president of the Maine Bank, and served in numerous other civic functions. He also published the journal of the Rev. Thomas Smith, pastor the First Parish Church for 50 years.

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About This Item

  • Title: Samuel Freeman snuff box, ca. 1780
  • Creation Date: circa 1780
  • Subject Date: circa 1780
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: tin
  • Dimensions: 2 cm x 6 cm
  • Local Code: 1448*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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