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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 wondering whether rumours of her brother's death are true and commenting on an attempt to write for Cosmopolitan Magazine
|12 May 1895
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
|Ross, Alexander Milton
|Has heard that her brother, John Brown Jr., is dead, but is not sure if this is true. Worries the sad news might be bad for her sister Ruth's health. Tried to write an article for Cosmopolitan Magazine, but poor health prevented her. John Brown Jr. died ten days before this letter was written.
|African American History John Brown Abolition Slavery Woman Author Women's History Children and Family Death Journalism Health and Medical
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897) Brown, John (1800-1859) Brown, John, Jr. (1821-1895)
|Slavery & Abolition; Women in American History; Health & Medicine
|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