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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.28 Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Place Written: Petrolia, California Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 December 1890 - 25 December 1890 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Thanks him for offering to help her daughters attend college. Says Bertha is too ill to go, but hopes Vivian, her eldest, may be able to attend, and awaits Vivian's reply. Second half of letter, dated 25 December, states that Vivian cannot attend college and thanks him for the "Chatterbox," a children's periodical. Reports on the rest of her family. Apologizes again for not yet writing her recollections of Kennedy farm and the preparations for Harpers Ferry, but hopes to do so soon. Recipient inferred from content.

People: Adams, Anne Brown, 1843-1926.
Ross, Alexander Milton, 1832-1897.
Adams, Vivian, b. 1870.
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, Health and Medical, Charity and Philanthropy, Finance, Education Journalism

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