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Collection Reference Number GLC03007.13
From Archive Folder Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross 
Title Anne Brown Adams to Alexander M. Ross discussing the slaves who he helped escape, her attempts to have his writings published and the hardships of motherhood
Date 16 January 1886
Author Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  
Recipient Ross, Alexander Milton  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Hopes he enjoyed seeing "your 'refugees,'" probably referring to the slaves which Ross helped escape before emancipation. Says "It is well that we sometimes are allowed to reap a rich harvest of gratitude for our labors for others, in this world, if we did not we might sometimes become weary in well doings." Is still forwarding his works on John Brown to a San Francisco paper in the hope they will be published. Mentions hardships of motherhood and approach of Christmas.
Subjects African American History  John Brown  Abolition  Slavery  Refugees  Runaway Slave  Fugitive Slave Act  Emancipation  Literature and Language Arts  Journalism  Holidays and Celebrations  Children and Family  Woman Author  Women's History  
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; 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