Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) to Alexander M. Ross
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.28
Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
Place Written: Petrolia, California
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 8 December 1890 - 25 December 1890
Pagination: 6 p. ; 20.5 x 13 cm.
Summary of Content: Thanks him for offering to help her daughters attend college. Says Bertha is too ill to go, but hopes Vivian, her eldest, may be able to attend, and awaits Vivian’s reply. Second half of letter, dated 25 December, states that Vivian cannot attend college and thanks him for the ”Chatterbox,” a children’s periodical. Reports on the rest of her family. Apologizes again for not yet writing her recollections of Kennedy farm and the preparations for Harpers Ferry, but hopes to do so soon. Recipient inferred from content.
People: Adams, Anne Brown, 1843-1926., Ross, Alexander Milton, 1832-1897., Adams, Vivian, b. 1870., Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900
Keywords/Subjects: African American History;, John Brown;, Abolition;, Slavery;, Woman Author;, Women’s History;, Children and Family;, Health and Medical;, Charity and Philanthropy;, Finance;, Education, Journalism;
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