Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) to Alexander M. Ross
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.35
Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
Place Written: Petrolia, California
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 7 December 1892
Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.5 x 13 cm.
Summary of Content: Discusses her financial struggles and John Brown. Her husband ”has not earned a dollar for more than a year” since their is no work to be found, and her crops fared poorly. May try to write articles about her father for money, though ”so many people write about him that I fancy people are getting tired of the subject.” Promises to tell Ross more about Harpers Ferry once she gets the time. Two attached pages at the end belong with GLC3007.39.
Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900
Keywords/Subjects: African American History;, John Brown;, Abolition;, Slavery;, Woman Author;, Women’s History;, Finance;, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry;, Journalism;, 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