Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) to Alexander M. Ross
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.27
Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
Place Written: Petrolia, California
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 11 September 1890
Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.5 x 13 cm.
Summary of Content: Thanks him for his offer of ”a scholarship at the College” and hopes her second daughter Bertha can raise the funds to attend, and wonders about requirements for acceptance. Plans to write biographies for more of the Harpers Ferry raiders for him when she gets a chance. Wishes times were not so hard for the family so she could give her children a better education, though admits ”there are advantages even in hard times...education is not all in the school books.” Recipient inferred from content.
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;, Charity and Philanthropy;, Finance;, Education, Literature and Language Arts;, Poverty;
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