Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) to Alexander M. Ross
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.36
Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
Place Written: Petrolia, California
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 7 January 1893
Pagination: 8 p. ; 20.5 x 13 cm.
Summary of Content: Discusses various men who have inquired about John Brown. Some seek relics, others want stories from her. Is disappointed with Franklin Sanborn and what he has written about her father. Also mentions Sanborn’s plans to write a book about John Brown and give the proceeds to her sister Ruth. Talks of her own hardships, a bad storm, and thanks Ross for a gifts, including some that will help feed her poor family.
People: Adams, Anne Brown, 1843-1926., Ross, Alexander Milton, 1832-1897., Brown, John, 1800-1859., Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917., Thompson, Ruth Brown, 1829-1904.
Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900
Keywords/Subjects: African American History;, Transcendentalist;, Women’s History;, John Brown;, Literature and Language Arts;, Charity and Philanthropy;, Poverty;, Children and Family;, Abolition;, Slavery;, Woman Author;, Finance;, Extreme Weather;, Gift;
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