Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) to Alexander M. Ross
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03007.18
Author/Creator: Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)
Place Written: Rohnerville, California
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 28 December 1887
Pagination: 8 p. ; 22.5 x 17 cm.
Summary of Content: Discussing newspaper articles related to her father, John Brown, and others’ opinions of him. ”I find now, since all the men who had any knowledge of his affairs, have written recollections and confessions, that he told me more of his plans than he ever confided to his most intimate friends.” Discusses her troubles studying when younger, vegetarian diets, tooth decay, and Ross’ plan to feed every Englishman for nine cents a day.
Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900
Full Transcript: [excerpt], …It seems to have been written more for political effect than anything else. The Democrats claim that the Republicans are responsible for, and supported John Brown. Hunter pretends that he had evidence that father had a small army of men scattered about a sort of reserve force.  I do not know of a dozen more than he had with him, who had the slightest knowledge of his movements at the time. , I find now, since all the men who had any knowledge of his affairs, have written recollections and confessions, that he told me more of his plans than he ever confided to his most intimate friends…
Keywords/Subjects: African American History;, John Brown;, Abolition;, Slavery;, Woman Author;, Women’s History;, Journalism;, Literature and Language Arts;, Friendship;, Children and Family;, Education, Diet and Nutrition;, Health and Medical;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Global History and US Foreign Policy;, Finance;
Background: 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.Order Image