Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) to Alexander M. Ross
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.41
Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
Place Written: Petrolia, California
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 12 May 1895
Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.5 x 13 cm.
Summary of Content: Has heard that her brother, John Brown Jr., is dead, but is not sure if this is true. Worries the sad news might be bad for her sister Ruth’s health. Tried to write an article for Cosmopolitan Magazine, but poor health prevented her. John Brown Jr. died ten days before this letter was written.
People: Adams, Anne Brown, 1843-1926., Ross, Alexander Milton, 1832-1897., Brown, John, 1800-1859., Brown, John Jr., 1821-1895.
Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900
Full Transcript: [excerpt],  P. S., I was once threatened, seriously, with a suit for slander by a negro, of white descent, because I objected to some of his lawbreaking and sins, large and small. , Just think of the disgrace of John Brown’s daughter, being sued for slander by a ”nigger.” , That is the only reward I ever received from that race, for my labors in their behalf...
Keywords/Subjects: African American History;, John Brown;, Abolition;, Slavery;, Woman Author;, Women’s History;, Children and Family;, Death;, Journalism;, Health and Medical;
Background: Anne Brown Adams was the daughter of John Brown., Alexander M. Ross was a famous Canadian naturalist, also a prominent abolitionist and a strong supporter of John Brown.Order Image