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Emma Crow Cushman's Memoir about Charlotte Cushman: "A Memory" (1918)

CCP 15, 4019-4036 (ECC Memoir).pdf
Emma Crow Cushman emphasizes that she knew Charlotte Cushman "intimately." Emma and Charlotte met in 1858 when Charlotte brought two letters of introduction (by Hosmer and Kemble) to her father in St. Louis. Emma describes her as a "great artist and…

Letter from Kate Field to Cordelia Riddle Sanford, March 1860 (excerpt)

Kate Field tells her aunt about a lively evening she spent in the compancy of Harriet Hosmer and Emma Crow. She also mentions that Charlotte Cushman is en route to England and that Emma Stebbins is making progress on her Lotus Eater (the sculpture is…

"Masculine Women," Liberator, Jan 15, 1858

Article on Hosmer. 1858. Masculine Women. Liberator.pdf
Mrs. Frances D. Gage criticizes an article in the Home Journal about the masculinity of women in jobs associated with men. She publishes her article in the Missouri Democrat, the article given here is a reprint, and takes Harriet Hosmer as her prime…

"Miss Harriet Hosmer," Liberator, Nov 20, 1857

Article on Hosmer. 1857. By Lydia Maria Child. Liberator.pdf
Child praises Hosmer as a genius and comments on her being a woman sculptor among so many men in this profession. Child gives a definition of 'society' and its norms and counters arguments that have depicted Hosmer disparagingly as a 'masculine'…

"The Education of Our Girls," Vermont Chronicle, Aug 8, 1868

Article on Hosmer. 1868. Grace Greenwood. Education for Girls.pdf
Grace Greenwood takes Harriet Hosmer as a prime example of an unconventional education that has made her a strong a celebrated woman. Greenwood bases her account on her own eyperience and acquaintance with Hosmer in Rome in the 1850s. She counters…

"Famous Old Maids," Morning Oregonian, July 19, 1895

1895. Morning Oregonian. Famous Old Maids - Hosmer - Cushman.Pdf
The same text as in The Daily Picayne, June 2, 1895, with a different heading. Credit 19th Century U.S. Newspapers

" A Gallant Army of Famous Spinsters," Daily Picayne, June 2, 1895

1895. Daily Picayne. Gallant Army of Famous Spinsters - Hosmer - Cushman.Pdf
The article strives for a change of labels used for unmarried, successful women. They have been called 'old maids' but the authors makes a case for the term "women bachelors." Harriet Hosmer is mentioned as a prominent example and Charlotte Cushman…

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 Charlotte Cushman to Helen Hunt, Aug 25, 1871

Charlotte Cushman is about to start a new engagement in NY, she will perform Queen Katherin in Henry VIII. She shows some resentment against "society" and admits that the audience will pay to see her much more than the play itself, which makes her…

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…