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Collection Reference Number GLC03007.14
From Archive Folder Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross 
Title Anne Brown Adams to Alexander M. Ross discussing her sadness that attempts to have his writings about John Brown published in a newspaper have failed
Date 2 January 1887
Author Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  
Recipient Ross, Alexander Milton  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Saddened that she cannot get his writings concerning John Brown published in any newspaper. Suggests she try the "Toledo Blade." Cannot believe "that people would be so united in suppressing a truth." Is upset by the publishing of so many private family letters that she sees as irrelevant. Wishes authors would instead speak to her and Solomon, since John Brown confided so closely in them. "They would not dare insult a living person in that way. Why not respect the dead?"
Subjects African American History  John Brown  Abolition  Slavery  Literature and Language Arts  Journalism  Woman Author  Women's History  Children and Family  
People Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  
Place written Rohnerville, California
Theme Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History
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