Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) to Alexander M. Ross
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.13
Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
Place Written: Rohnerville, California
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 16 January 1886
Pagination: 3 p. ; 20.5 x 12.5 cm.
Summary of Content: Hopes he enjoyed seeing ”your ’refugees,’” probably referring to the slaves which Ross helped escape before emancipation. Says ”It is well that we sometimes are allowed to reap a rich harvest of gratitude for our labors for others, in this world, if we did not we might sometimes become weary in well doings.” Is still forwarding his works on John Brown to a San Francisco paper in the hope they will be published. Mentions hardships of motherhood and approach of Christmas.
Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900
Keywords/Subjects: African American History;, John Brown;, Abolition;, Slavery;, Refugees;, Runaway Slave;, Fugitive Slave Act;, Emancipation;, Literature and Language Arts;, Journalism;, Holidays and Celebrations;, Children and Family;, Woman Author;, Women’s History;
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