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Collection Reference Number GLC03007.16
From Archive Folder Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross 
Title Anne Brown Adams to Alexander M. Ross discussing Louisa May Alcott, the Alcott family and the feeding of sick patients
Date 19 October 1887
Author Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  
Recipient Ross, Alexander Milton  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses the Alcott family in Concord and her approval of sick patients eating very little. Inquires after the Alcott family, with whom she used to live. Mentions Louisa May Alcott. States her firm belief that underfeeding sick patients can be good for them, and that overfeeding them is harmful. Ends with "As ever a friend of liberty, truth, and progress."
Subjects Diet and Nutrition  Transcendentalism  Women's History  John Brown  Abolition  Slavery  African American History  Health and Medical  Woman Author  Women's History  Literature and Language Arts  
People Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888)  
Place written Rohnerville, California
Theme Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History; Health & Medicine
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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