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Collection Reference Number GLC03007.28
From Archive Folder Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross 
Title Anne Brown Adams to Alexander M. Ross thanking him for offering to help her daughters attend college, but noting that Bertha is too sick
Date 8 December 1890 - 25 December 1890
Author Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  
Recipient Ross, Alexander Milton  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Thanks him for offering to help her daughters attend college. Says Bertha is too ill to go, but hopes Vivian, her eldest, may be able to attend, and awaits Vivian's reply. Second half of letter, dated 25 December, states that Vivian cannot attend college and thanks him for the "Chatterbox," a children's periodical. Reports on the rest of her family. Apologizes again for not yet writing her recollections of Kennedy farm and the preparations for Harpers Ferry, but hopes to do so soon. Recipient inferred from content.
Subjects African American History  John Brown  Abolition  Slavery  Woman Author  Women's History  Children and Family  Health and Medical  Charity and Philanthropy  Finance  Education  Journalism  
People Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897)  Adams, Vivian (b. 1870)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  
Place written Petrolia, California
Theme Slavery & Abolition; Children & Family; Education; Health & Medicine; 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