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Letter from Jane Welsh Carlyle to John Forster, [April 26, 1849]

Jane Carlyle gossips about Charlotte Cushman about whom she heard Macready say that she is a liar. Carlyle write to a dramatic critic of the Examiner, John Forster. Credit The Carlyle Letters Online/CLO

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Helen Hunt Jackson, March 4, 1870

Cushman is again suffering from the climate in Rome. Emma Stebbins and Emma Crow Cushman are with her.Regarding the quarrel with Grace Greenwood, Cushman writes that mutual friends are now involved in this matter as well. She does not seem to know…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Helen Hunt Jackson, Jan 10, 1870

Charlotte Cushman criticizes the "looseness" of New York's divorce law and concept of marriage.Helen Hunt is going back to the US and leaves England. Charlotte shares her thoughts on feeling homesick. Emma Stebbins is with Cushman but not in good…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Helen Hunt Jackson, Dec 21, 1869

Charlotte Cushman is back in Rome with Emma Stebbins and Emma Crow Cushman. Apparently, Helen Hunt warned her after the last letter that some of the "dangerous words inside" the last letter could have been read through the envelope. Many friends…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Jan 22, 1864

CCP Box 2 1864 Jan 22.pdf
Charlotte calls herself a "Mum" and Emma her "daughter" in this letter. She is criticizing Longfellow and critiquing the January issue of the Atlantic. Among other issues, Cushman is discussing "war" and "peace" democrats, the administration, Harriet…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Jan 30, 1863 [1864?]

CCP Box 2 1863 Jan 30.pdf
This letter seems to be a follow up of Jan 22, 1864, and hence have the wrong date. Instead of "1863," the letter is probably from 1864.Charlotte Cushman tells Emma Crow Cushman that she never shows her letters to anyone except for reading single…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to [Emma Crow], Jan 15, 1863

CCP 2, 614-617, CC to ECC, Jan 15, 1863.pdf
Charlotte Cushman stresses that she reads only "portions" of Emma's letters to Emma's sister Mary who is a very "unamiable" character. Cushman is "fully aware of all her propensities," she say speaking of Mary who gets an "occasional rebuke" from…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to [Emma Crow], Nov 23, 1861

CCP Box 1 Letters 1861 Nov.pdf
Charlotte Cushman is satsfied with Ned Cushman having improved his letter writing. She encourages him to write more and laments that Ned has never shown much affection towards herself. Since Charlotte's doctor is gone, she has had some language…

Letter from Bellew to Charlotte Cushman, March 16, 1856

CCP 9, 2652-2653, B+++er to CC, March 16, 1856.pdf
The author of that letter accuses Matilda Hays of a "scheme" to end the friendship between the writer and Charlotte Cushman but spreading false information which is described as 'perverting' the author's conduct. Hays is called Cushman's…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Helen Hunt, [1871-1875]

Charlotte Cushman addresses Helen Hunt in her quarrel with James Fields. Cushman advises Hunt to transact her own business and confront Fields about some gossip and to "beat him to death with compliments."For transcripts, please visit Colorado…