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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross
|Anne Brown Adams to Alexander M. Ross about her father's supporter, George L. Stearns, and his family
|26 August 1888
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
|Ross, Alexander Milton
|Discusses George L. Stearns, who supported John Brown, and his family. Mentions Edwin A. Brackett's bust of Brown, of which she only saw the mold. Says her runaway son has returned, and she is very busy with ten children. Recipient inferred from content.
|African American History John Brown Abolition Slavery Woman Author Women's History Children and Family Literature and Language Arts Art, Music, Theater, and Film
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897) Brown, John (1800-1859) Stearns, George Luther (1809-1867)
|Slavery & Abolition; Children & Family
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|Anne Brown Adams was the daughter of John Brown. Alexander M. Ross was a famous Canadian naturalist, also a prominent abolitionist and a strong supporter of John Brown. George L. Stearns was one of the Secret Six that financed John Brown, and one of the chief financiers of Emigrant Aid Company, which facilitated the settlement of Kansas by anti-slavery homesteaders.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945