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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 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 E. B. Fisher to Charlotte Cushman, Oct 8, [1836]

CCP 11, 3311, Fisher to CC, Oct 8.pdf
Fisher describes himself as an unworthy correspondent to Charlotte Cushman. He praises her talent as an actress and apologizes for past mistakes without specifying what he is talking about. He agrees to her request that they should not meet…

Letter from E. B. Fisher to Charlotte Cushman, Oct 7, 1836

CCP 11, 3310, CC to Fisher, Oct 7, 1836.pdf
Fisher asks Charlotte Cushman to refrain from contacting him again. He expresses a firmly rooted disappointment in and aversion to society ("a scandal loving world"). Fisher touches upon an issue of Cushman being involved ("intimacy") with the…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Helen Hunt, Jan 6, 1874

Charlotte Cushman discusses friendship and Helen Hunt's pen name Saxe Holm about which Cushman will stay quiet. The letter may be the response to item 213. Cushman also touches upon people who gossip/spread rumor. Eventually, she informs Hunt that…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow, Sept 12, 1860

CCP Box 1 CC to ECC 1860, Sep 12.pdf
Cushman is anxious that Emma Crow may lose letters that Charlotte sent: "I don't like such dear letters addressed to me to be lost. or be sent to the Dead letter office. If any 'unscrupulous person or persons' should find it. my reputation might be…

Letter from Helen Hunt to Charlotte Cushman

CCP 11, 3415-3419, HH to CC.pdf
Hunt explains to Charlotte Cushman why she has not sent her any verses as of late, and talks about the poem "Boon" that she did send but is unsure whether she has receieved it. There are mentions of a new poem of Hunt called "The Lost Symphony."…

Duyckinck's Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America (1872-1874)

Duyckinck_Portrait gallery of eminent men and women of Europe and America.pdf
Mary Marble mentions the collection of short biographies to Lyman Beecher Stowe when he is working on a biography of Cushman.Duyckinck's work comments on the lives of various artists and authors. The biographies include drawings/paintings of the…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, June 29, 1873

CC to AF, 1873-05-29.pdf
The comissioned sculpture of an angel in Central Park, created by Emma Stebbins, was met with ridicule by several papers. Cushman urges Annie to help her act against this slander. The Transcript could help to "destroy the effect of this dirty…

Pennsylvania Inquirer and National Gazette, False Reports, Nov 1, 1843

Pennsylvania Inquirer and National Gazette (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, November 01, 1843, false report-annotated.pdf
Cushman is mentioned in a headline in the category of news by the Eastern Mail. The Inquirer reprints the false reports that Macready criticizes in his diary. The article suggest the reciprocal benefits for both Macready and Cushman resulting from a…