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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.08 Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Place Written: Bridgeville, California Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 April 1879 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Thanks him for "placing my father before the world in his true light" with "a truthful and just estimate of his character and motives" in his writings for the public. Mentions that she was with John Brown just two weeks before his raid, and that she "taught in the Contraband's schools" towards the end of the war. Also discusses personal matters.

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, Children and Family, Literature and Language Arts, Education Contrabands, Civil War, Military History, Union Forces

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