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Collection Reference Number GLC03007.10
From Archive Folder Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross 
Title Anne Brown Adams to Alexander M. Ross asking after Osborne P. Anderson, a free black man who was with her father at Harper's Ferry
Date 15 January 1882
Author Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  
Recipient Ross, Alexander Milton  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Inquires after Osborne P. Anderson, a free black from Canada who was with her father at Harper's Ferry. Anderson escaped and wrote a book about the events. Adams has lost her copy, and would like another one. Hopes he is still alive, though she had heard reports that Osborne had died years ago, which was in fact true.
Subjects African American History  John Brown  Abolition  Slavery  Woman Author  Women's History  Canada  Literature and Language Arts  Children and Family  Freemen  American West  
People Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  Anderson, Osborne Perry (1830-1872)  
Place written Rohnerville, California
Theme Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History
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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