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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 discussing Frederick Douglas' and Franklin Sanborn's writings about John Brown
|31 July 1887
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
|Ross, Alexander Milton
|Discusses Frederick Douglas' and Franklin Sanborn's treatment of John Brown in writing. Teaching her children about slavery, they "were interested in the Scraps or Relics of Barbarism you sent." While reading "The Life of Frederick Douglas" to them "When I came to his account of his visit to father at Springfield Mass, they asked if the story about his not eating his supper on an old table without a table cloth was true, I told them 'no' that there was not a word of truth in the statement, neither was there any more truth in his statement that he did not promise to go with father. They refused to hear or read another word of the book, saying that if he did not tell the truth about that, they did not know whether to believe his accounts of other things." Likes Sanborn very much, but wishes he wouldn't include so many private family letters, or "family rubbish" in his writings. Has been too busy with eight children to write more often.
|African American History Transcendentalism Slavery Abolition Reform Movement John Brown Education Children and Family Literature and Language Arts Women's History Woman Author Morality and Ethics Home Furnishings
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897) Brown, John (1800-1859) Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin) (1831-1917)
|Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History; Children & Family; Education
|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