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Collection Reference Number GLC03007.36
From Archive Folder Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross 
Title Anne Brown Adams to Alexander M. Ross discussing enquiries about her father and her disappointment with Franklin Sanborn
Date 7 January 1893
Author Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  
Recipient Ross, Alexander Milton  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses various men who have inquired about John Brown. Some seek relics, others want stories from her. Is disappointed with Franklin Sanborn and what he has written about her father. Also mentions Sanborn's plans to write a book about John Brown and give the proceeds to her sister Ruth. Talks of her own hardships, a bad storm, and thanks Ross for a gifts, including some that will help feed her poor family.
Subjects African American History  Transcendentalism  Women's History  John Brown  Literature and Language Arts  Charity and Philanthropy  Poverty  Children and Family  Abolition  Slavery  Woman Author  Finance  Extreme Weather  Gift  
People Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin) (1831-1917)  Thompson, Ruth Brown (1829-1904)  
Place written Petrolia, California
Theme Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History; Children & Family
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