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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 the unkindness of Mary Stearns and the misspending of funds raised to support the Brown family
|10 January 1894
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
|Ross, Alexander Milton
|Discusses Mary Stearns and a fund to help her family. Explains that Mrs. Stearns liked her father, but not his family, recounts a story of her unkindness, and wonders if Stearns has become infirm in her old age. Adams claims to hold no grudge against her. Also discusses a fund set up by John Brown's wealthy supporters to help his family. Says the money was misspent, and she received very little from it, and that much due only to the work of Franklin Sanborn. Says she has been very ill lately, and apologizes for inconveniencing him with news of her troubles.
|African American History Transcendentalism John Brown Reform Movement Charity and Philanthropy Poverty Health and Medical Women's History Finance Abolition Slavery Woman Author
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897) Brown, John (1800-1859) Stearns, Mary E. Preston (fl. 1859) Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin) (1831-1917)
|Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History
|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. Mary E. Preston Stearns was the wife of George Stearns, who was one of John Brown's Secret Six.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945