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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.51 Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Wonders why so much evil exists in the world and about the nature of good and bad and the inequality of rich and poor. Recipient inferred from content. Only the last two pages remain.

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, Morality and Ethics, Religion, Poverty, Philosophy, Woman Author, Women's History

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