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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 defending her father, John Brown, against accusations that he misused donations [Incomplete]
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
|Ross, Alexander Milton
|Defending her father, John Brown, against what appear to be statements that he took money and used it for personal needs. Concludes that Mary Stearns' "mind must be disordered" with age due to statements that she made. The statements seem to imply that she gave John Brown money which he then put to personal use. Refutes these statements, citing Franklin Sanborn's "Life and Letters of John Brown" for support. Recounts the event under debate. Also mentions others who gave her father money, and says it was always used for the greater good. Also upset that Frederick Douglass "never wrote a word of sympathy to mother," and says Douglass hired a man to go to Harpers Ferry in his place. Author and recipient inferred from content. Only the last four pages remain.
|African American History Transcendentalism Women's History Finance Corruption and Scandal John Brown Health and Medical Literature and Language Arts Abolition Reform Movement Slavery Woman Author Finance Military Substitute
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897) Brown, John (1800-1859) Stearns, Mary E. Preston (fl. 1859) Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945