Letter from Charlotte Cushman to James and Annie Fields, May 16, 1869

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to James and Annie Fields, May 16, 1869


Fields, Annie, 1834-1915
Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
Stebbins, Emma, 1815-1882
Cushman, Emma Crow, 1839-1920


Cushman writes about correspondence concerning the purchase of a bust and expresses her worries about the payment. Both Emmas, Emma Crow Cushman and Emma Stebbins, are with Cushman.


Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Huntington, JTFP, Box 12, FI 696





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[page 1] Dear friends 
I saw. by a Boston paper [?] that you were leaving the beloved pub [?]. by the steamer of the 28'. from N. Y. & rejoiced there at. in the hope that I might some where encounter you two [?] dear souls in England this summer. I did not know when to write to you or you would have had a note of +++ come awaiting your advent. Now. here yesterday I read [?]. The tiny note of JTF. written in a blank place as +++ note to him and dated april 26." why on earth it should have been sent from Boston 

[page 2] by post on the 26. when you could have brought it on the 28" yourselves as far as England at least. "+++ +++ the will"- but I suppose the business one - thought it would be the quickest way for me to get it & what is quickest is best. on the 27" March. I wrote to Dr +++ posted it on the 30" – sent it with a package of letters to Mr Crow. and +++ posted them all on the 22dh [sic] of april to one of my letters sent to Boston by that same packet. I have an answer by this last steamer – dated april 26 the same date as your note. So I think +++. must have got the information he wanted. before you left. I told him therin that I had given the orders to Matthew & had had to advance him money on the work. I told Dr. +++

[page 3] that I was obliged to give 500 senti [?] which you know is more than dollars by $7.50. in the hundred--for the Mendelsohn [?] bracket & bust. with all the expense of casing & packing included & 250 Senti [?]. for the shuck [?]. which was less expensive. because already modelled. Dr +++ told me the society would give [?] him 500 dollars. & I heard that +++ Brown [?] had given $ 100 & Mrs Skinner [?] gave me. 250 dollars towards these 750 senti [?]. I hope Dr +++. does [?] not mean by this letter you have sent me. That N.[?] means to lessen the 500 he promised me from the society. by the 100 - which +++ Brown [?] gave him at my solicitation - and also I hope that when the things come to be finished Dr +++ +++ - will not leave me to pay the difference between 750 senti [?] gold & 750 dollars - for you know

[page 4] that there is a difference by exchange between dollars in America & what makes a senti [?] here. However. you may hear something from Dr +++ before I get to England the middle of June. I shall try to see Miss Adams on my way Through Paris & have something of your movements - will you ask +++ - if he has not already got any - to have some copies of the thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius - sent out. I know a great many people who want them & they would sell. Oh I have such a quantity of things to tell you - but must wait until I can see you - with dear love to Annie. & +++ kindest regards from Emma Stebbins - Emma Cushman & self believe me ever faithfully
Your Charlotte Cushman


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881


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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to James and Annie Fields, May 16, 1869,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed February 21, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/155.

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