Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Thomas Fields, Aug 27, 1864

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Thomas Fields, Aug 27, 1864


Artists--Sculptors--US American
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
Fields, Annie, 1834-1915
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908
Stebbins, Emma, 1815-1882


Cushman informs Fields that Emma Cushman is doing well in her pregnancy, while Emma Stebbins is not in high spirits due to money issues related to her Mann statue. The Sewards are mentioned.


Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Huntington, JTFP, Box 12, FI 690





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[page 1] Dear friend
here to see Miss Hosmer off. I have the opportunity of sending you one little line [?] of greeting. first & foremost to convey Emmas [sic] & my kind love & remembrances to you. second to tell you that Emma Cushman is doing very well. going on towards her confinement very satisfactorily. I have taken a house at Bowden n [in, ?] Manchester for two months. until the +++ one. too have been for a month at Harrogate & desired much benefit from the

[page 2] fine pure clear air. Emma Stebbins had been dreadfully pulled down from me last 18 months in Italy. but I hope from the long rest she will have now that she will get better & stronger. I wrote to Dr. Howe sometime ago. about the Mann statue — but have heard nothing. at this rate of exchange it would be madness to bring the money over to pay Müller. The money which was placed with Col Stebbins. towards. paying for the statue: I see Gail [?] Hamilton & Mrs Prescott have new books out. will you send me back any thing new by Hattie Hosmer when she comes back earlier Nov". Give my kind regards to every body who cares for me. & Emma Stebbins, also where is Annie. & how is she

[page 3] & what is she doing. She never [?] sends me any of her sweet writing. & after the ode there should be much — & I ought to see it — ought I not? Emma Cushman left an order with Mr Osgood for a copy of Mrs Browning blue & gold — (all the volumes) to be sent — with +++. also blue & Gold to Miss Fanny Seward care of F. Mr Seward assistant secretary of state Washington. I hear they have not come to hand will you look after this. & see it done & charge to me. send me a Boston paper when you have a chance without trouble to yourself direct to me until 5" of October at Rose Hill. Bowden n [in, ?] Manchester

[page 4] after that to my brother
Mr Cushman
Law Fire Insurance Office
Channig [?] Lane
for all October. & after that. Rome—I may have an opportunity of writing to you again later—in the quiet of the country. This merely to ensure the carrying out of my wish with regard to the books for Fanny Seward
Goodbye—dear love to Annie from all of us. & +++
very faithful yours
Charlotte Cushman


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881


Liverpool, UK

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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Thomas Fields, Aug 27, 1864,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed September 25, 2023, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/145.

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