Letter from Emma Crow to Edwin Booth, March 6, 1863

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Letter from Emma Crow to Edwin Booth, March 6, 1863


Cushman, Emma Crow, 1839-1920
Cushman, Edwin "Ned" Charles, 1838-1909
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893
Booth, Mary Devlin, 1840-1863
Crow, Wayman, 1808-1885


Emma Crow sends her condolescences to Edwin Booth and his small daughter after the death of Mary Devlin Booth.


Cushman, Emma Crow, 1839-1920


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[page 3]
St. Louis. March 6th 186[3]
I am so strongly compelled my dear
Mr Booth to write still you of my
deep sympathy with you & my own
great grief in this loss. that by
the indulgence. I trust you will not think
I am intruding upon your Sorrow
in this doing. I loved dear Mary. So
sincerely. & the loss is such a blow.
to me. That I feel I have some right
to speak of her to you even while your
sorrow is so fresh. She was so gentle &
good. She can scarcely be fewer as an
angel in heaven, than she was
on earth. we can hardly wonder that
God wanted her for his heaven.
My heart aches when I think of your
dear little baby, left without a
mother, & were I in Boston now

[page 4]
I should beg you to let me keep
her for you a while, sure that I
should love & care for her as well as
any but a mother could. I should
be glad to know where she is to be
& if I am not asking too much I
should be very grateful my dear
Mr Booth, for a few lines from you
would you give me a [,,,]
of dear mary? pray believe that
this unworthy note has been
prompted by the sincerest sympathy
with you. Mr Cushman joins me
in kind regards to you. We have
spoken very often of you since your
great loss. Embrace the dear baby
for me & believe me
very truly yours
Emma Cushman

My address is. Care of Wayman Crow [...] St. Louis.


Cushman, Emma Crow, 1839-1920

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Cushman, Emma Crow, 1839-1920, “Letter from Emma Crow to Edwin Booth, March 6, 1863,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed July 18, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/1035.

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