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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 suggesting he contact newspapers to help his plans for the black community
|21 October 1892
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
|Ross, Alexander Milton
|Discusses Ross' plans that somehow involve helping the black community. It is not clear exactly what this plan involves, but she suggests he try using the black newspapers to help his plans. Worries that few African Americans will care about his plan, since "they take too little interest in doing for their own kind. You will recollect that father only succeeded in getting five colored men to join him. He found it much easier to get white men and money from white men to help him. Doing good to others is often very, very discouraging, especially when they do not seem to take the slightest interest in your work, nor care whether you succeed or not." Mentions Quaker abolitionist poet John Whittier. Recipient inferred from content.
|African American History John Brown Abolition Slavery Journalism Charity and Philanthropy Finance Literature and Language Arts Poetry Woman Author Women's History
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897) Brown, John (1800-1859) Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892)
|Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History
|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