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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 Louisa May Alcott, the Alcott family and the feeding of sick patients
|19 October 1887
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
|Ross, Alexander Milton
|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."
|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
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897) Brown, John (1800-1859) Alcott, Louisa May (1832-1888)
|Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History; Health & Medicine
|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