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Collection Reference Number GLC03007.31
From Archive Folder Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross 
Title Anne Brown Adams to Alexander M. Ross about the failing health of her sister, Ruth Brown Thompson and brother-in-law, Henry Thompson
Date 2 May 1892
Author Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  
Recipient Ross, Alexander Milton  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses her sister, Ruth Brown Thompson and Ruth's husband Henry Thompson. Both have failing health. Argues that Kansas should give Henry a pension, since he fought under John Brown at the Battle of Black Jack to help keep Kansas a free state. Gives some details about the Brown family's time in Kansas, and emphasizes that her father began planning the Harpers Ferry raid before going to Kansas.
Subjects African American History  John Brown  Abolition  Slavery  Children and Family  Health and Medical  Bleeding Kansas  Battle  Pension  Woman Author  Women's History  Poverty  
People Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  Thompson, Henry (1822-1911)  Thompson, Ruth Brown (1829-1904)  
Place written Petrolia, California
Theme Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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