Conservation Completed! Below are some before and after images of an archival item we recently had conserved by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia. The document you see here is a Slave Sale manuscript showing a transaction between Grant Gibbon and his sister Jane the day before Jane married Robert Johnson (father of the famed Robert Gibbon Johnson). Grant and Jane were the grandchildren of Alexander Grant, the original owner of what is now the Society's historic house museum and both resided here for a time. On November 2, 1767 Grant gave to Jane the following items: six walnut chairs, one walnut table, a number of items containing silver, a tea chest, a bed, iron pot, pewter dishes and a slave named Phillis who was 17 years old. Because the transaction occurred the day before Jane's marriage to Robert Johnson we believe the sale was intended as a wedding gift. A number of these items are in the Society's collection and will be on display in the coming weeks along with the Slave Sale manuscript itself. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through the Salem County Board of County Commissioners & The Salem County Cultural & Heritage Commission.