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Collection Reference Number GLC03007.56.10
From Archive Folder Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross 
Title John Brown Jr. to Alexander M. Ross regarding his lecture and Harper's Ferry and requesting a visit
Date 27 December 1878
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discussing a picture of his brother Owen and an edition of Atlantic Monthly, which details Owen's escape from Harper's Ferry. Also discusses his own health and the lecture on spiritualism and asks him to visit. Also expresses an interest in the history of humanity.
Subjects Education  Religion  Spiritualists  John Brown  Harper's Ferry  
People Brown, John, Jr. (1821-1895)  Ross, Alexander Milton (1832-1897)  
Place written Ottowa County, Ohio
Theme Children & Family; Religion; Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Folder Information: Ross' collection of letters relating to John Brown's family, mostly letters sent to him by John Brown's children. Scrapbook contains twenty one letters and one cartoon relating to John Brown, as well as envelopes for most of the letters. Letters written by Anne Brown Adams, Ruth Brown Thompson, John Brown Jr., Sarah Brown, Owen Brown, George B. Gill. One letter is signed W. H. Harrison, the pseudonym of Albert Hazlett. Also contains letters written by others to Anne Brown, which she copied and forwarded to Ross. Inside the pages is a small envelope labeled "California wild flowers. Poppies," containing flower petals, likely sent to Ross by Anne Brown Adams. 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. Albert Hazlett was one of the Harpers Ferry raiders. After escaping from Harpers Ferry he assumed the name William H. Harrison, and all the other raiders pretended not to know him. His ruse failed, and he was sentenced to hang March 16, 1860. George B. Gill played a major role in John Brown's anti-slavery efforts, but could not participate in the Harper's Ferry raid due to illness.
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Friend