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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.50 Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter Date: circa 1894 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Defending her father, John Brown, against what appear to be statements that he took money and used it for personal needs. Concludes that Mary Stearns' "mind must be disordered" with age due to statements that she made. The statements seem to imply that she gave John Brown money which he then put to personal use. Refutes these statements, citing Franklin Sanborn's "Life and Letters of John Brown" for support. Recounts the event under debate. Also mentions others who gave her father money, and says it was always used for the greater good. Also upset that Frederick Douglass "never wrote a word of sympathy to mother," and says Douglass hired a man to go to Harpers Ferry in his place. Author and recipient inferred from content. Only the last four pages remain.

People: Adams, Anne Brown, 1843-1926.
Ross, Alexander Milton, 1832-1897.
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Stearns, Mary E. Preston, fl. 1859.
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Transcendentalist, Women's History, Finance, Corruption and Scandal, John Brown, Health and Medical, Literature and Language Arts, Abolition, Reform Movement, Slavery, Woman Author, Finance, Military Substitute

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