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Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) to Alexander M. Ross

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.18 Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Place Written: Rohnerville, California Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 December 1887 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discussing newspaper articles related to her father, John Brown, and others' opinions of him. "I find now, since all the men who had any knowledge of his affairs, have written recollections and confessions, that he told me more of his plans than he ever confided to his most intimate friends." Discusses her troubles studying when younger, vegetarian diets, tooth decay, and Ross' plan to feed every Englishman for nine cents a day.

People: Adams, Anne Brown, 1843-1926.
Ross, Alexander Milton, 1832-1897.
Brown, John, 1800-1859.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, John Brown, Abolition, Slavery, Woman Author, Women's History, Journalism, Literature and Language Arts, Friendship, Children and Family, Education Diet and Nutrition, Health and Medical, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Finance

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