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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: 1

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

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