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Collection Reference Number GLC03007.27
From Archive Folder Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross 
Title Anne Brown Adams to Alexander M. Ross thanking him for his offer of a scholarship for her daughter and explaining her plans to send biographies of more of the Harpers Ferry raiders
Date 11 September 1890
Author Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  
Recipient Ross, Alexander Milton  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Thanks him for his offer of "a scholarship at the College" and hopes her second daughter Bertha can raise the funds to attend, and wonders about requirements for acceptance. Plans to write biographies for more of the Harpers Ferry raiders for him when she gets a chance. Wishes times were not so hard for the family so she could give her children a better education, though admits "there are advantages even in hard is not all in the school books." Recipient inferred from content.
Subjects African American History  John Brown  Abolition  Slavery  Woman Author  Women's History  Children and Family  Charity and Philanthropy  Finance  Education  Literature and Language Arts  Poverty  
People Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  
Place written Petrolia, California
Theme Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History; Children & Family; Education
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