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Collection Reference Number GLC03007.40
From Archive Folder Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross 
Title Anne Brown Adams to Alexander M. Ross about the pain of reading Richard Hinton's book, "John Brown and His Men," and her attempts to pay off debts
Date 9 November 1894
Author Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  
Recipient Ross, Alexander Milton  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reading Richard Hinton's book "John Brown and His Men," but doing so slowly, since much of it is painful to her. Says the book should have appeal and that it has a few small mistakes "that no one except I would notice." Received a letter from her Aunt Martha, John Brown's only living sibling. Got fifty five dollars for one magazine article, but another was rejected. Her husband is ill, and she just took a mortgage on her ranch to pay debts.
Subjects African American History  John Brown  Abolition  Slavery  Woman Author  Women's History  Literature and Language Arts  Children and Family  Journalism  Finance  Poverty  Debt  Mortgage  Health and Medical  
People Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  Davis, Martha Lucretia Brown (1832-1910)  Hinton, Richard Josiah (1830-1901)  
Place written Petrolia, California
Theme Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History; Health & Medicine; Arts & Literature
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