Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) to Alexander M. Ross
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.34
Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
Place Written: Petrolia, California
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 15 November 1892
Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.5 x 13 cm.
Summary of Content: Thanks him for his help. Talks about her hard times financially, and reports briefly on her siblings. Discusses Richard Hinton, who is writing a book on John Brown, and Richard W. Howard, ”the pretender” who is offering newspapers a fabricated story about having been with John Brown at Harpers Ferry. Hinton’s book, ”John Brown and His Men” was published in 1894.
People: Adams, Anne Brown, 1843-1926., Ross, Alexander Milton, 1832-1897., Brown, John, 1800-1859., Hinton, Richard Josiah, 1830-1901.
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;, Finance;, Literature and Language Arts;, Forgery and Fraud;, 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