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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.09 Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Place Written: Bridgeville, California Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 February 1880 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Thanks him for the books he sent, offers to send him "curiosities" from California, such as plants. Praises him for his friendship with and appreciation of Thoreau.

People: Adams, Anne Brown, 1843-1926.
Ross, Alexander Milton, 1832-1897.
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, John Brown, Abolition, Slavery, Woman Author, Women's History, Literature and Language Arts, Gift, Science and Technology, American West, Friendship, Transcendentalist, Geography and Natural History

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