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Letter from Wayman Crow to Edwin Cushman, Dec 8, 1861

CCP Box 10 ECC to CC (and Stebbins), Dec 8, 1861.pdf
Wayman Crow informs Edwin Cushman that someone from the 'firm' died, which may offer Ned to join Crow's organization, depending on financial and social aspects. There is talk of deficiency and general corruption in Washington, and Cushman has to…

Letter from Kate Field to Charlotte Cushman, Mar 15, 1860

CCP 11, 3295-3296, Field, Kate to CC and ES, March 15, 1860.pdf
Kate Field talks about her thoughts on Italian and American patriotism and how there is nothing quite like American boys and girls. Furthermore, she seems very content with the circle of people she has herself surrounded by, and mentions Casa Cushman…

"Flunkyism in Washington," San Francisco Examiner, Jan 25, 1878

1878. San Francisco Examiner. Flunkyism in Wash.pdf
The reprint from The New York Times covers the "gay season" of Congress with its receptions. Greenwood is "disgusted with the flagrant flunkeyism shown here toward the occupants of the White House" and criticizes the hesitation with which the…

"Miss Brewster," [New York Observer], [1881]

ABP 20 25 article on AB.pdf
The author describes Anne Brewster as a "well-known literary person[]" and a woman of "republican simplicity and cordiality" whose Monday afternoon receptions also attract "titled acquaintances."Brewsters work as a foreign correspondent has gained…

"Letter from Rome," Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, Sept 9, 1870

ABP 21 8 Press Clippings.pdf
Brewster writes about the political struggles for unification. Her account is based on her own experience and hearsay. She distinguishes true and fake accounts and traces the political negotiations with the Vatican. Credit The Library Company of…

"Letter from Rome," Boston Daily Advertiser, April 29, 1871

Brewster, Anne. Letter from Rome. Boston Daily Advertiser, 29 Apr. 1871. - cf. Item 257, but too early.pdf
Brewster appears as the "regular correspondent" from the Boston Daily Advertiser contributing one of her letters from Rome. The article lists members of the deputation, describes architectural sites in Rome, gives an account of archeological…

"Letter from Rome," Boston Daily Advertiser, March 2, 1870

Brewster, Anne_Letter From Rome. Boston Daily Advertiser, March 2 1870.pdf
Brewster attends to social gatherings and a funeral in Rome. She characterizes the well-known Louis Veuillot as a "violent writer" whose articles often disclose secrets. Brewster repeatedly uses the term gossip in this article. Credit 19th Century…

Letter from Anne Brewster to Mary Howell, July 26, 1864

ABP 27 10 Letter to Howell, July 26, 1864.pdf
Brewster writes about meeting a bishop, other encounters, and her novel St. Martin's Summer. She does not plan on working in the summer and fall as she is "living enjoying existence." Brewster mentions the Boston Athenaeum and the Atlantic Monthly,…

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.pdf
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine is a Scottish magazine founded in 1817 by William Blackwood. The magazine is originally established as a Tory counterweight to the Whiggish Edinburgh Review and quickly gains notoriety by publishing satire on the…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Aug 3, 1869

CCP 4, 1165-1185, CC to ECC 1869 August (1)-24-25.pdf
Cushman informs Emma of some political news and is pleased that her "prognostication of three years ago" is turning out correct. Isa Blagden visited Cushman and spent a day with her. The pain sometimes prevents Cushman from getting a full night's…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Hanson A. Risley, Feb 5, 1869

CC to Mr Risley, Feb 5, 1869.pdf
Charlotte Cushman is grateful for Risley's support in becoming a shareholder of the Seneca Stone Quarry and in pushing the careers of her step nephews. She speaks of a mutual friend in politics who is known for his "sagacity &…

"Letter from Grace Greenwood," The North Star, Jan 15, 1852

1851_The North Star. Grace Greenwood Letter Washington.pdf
This is an example of circulation of Grace Greenwood's letters, reprinted from the Era in The North Star. Greenwood writes about her stay at the Irving House, where she encounters Governor-President of Hungary, Lajos Kossuth. Credit 19th Century…

The Free Press vol. 1, no. 2, Apr 5, 1868

AAS_BibID 10809 Free Press.pdf
Issue of the Free Press, with special focus on instances of published gossip about politicians from informal sources. Credit American Antiquarian Society

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Oct 16, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Oct 16 1886-8 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say + Prairie Gossip.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That Robert Smalls, the negro statesman, has been elected to Congress, five times. That he will no doubt secure his sixth election in November." "That Fred Douglass and…