Letter from Charlotte Cushman to James Fields, July 25, 1869

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to James Fields, July 25, 1869


Charlotte Cushman writes to James and expresses her thanks for a book he published and sent to Emma Stebbins and her. Cushman's bust for the Music Hall is mentioned.


Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Huntington, JTFP, Box 12, FI 697





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[page 1] +++ thousand Thanks dear good thoughtful soul for sending me the two books for myself & the one for Emma S. for so I interpreted the 2 copies of the dear little [?] "Gates Ajar" [by Eizabeth Stuart Phelps]- what a lovely little book - how exquisitely & tenderly written, & how much it shrows us inside & outside the Gates [?]!

[page 2] both of us thank you with tears in our eyes as we each of us finish the little book. & unite in +++ that you are the most wonderful fellow for finding out just what will +++ the friends you love & honor with your +++. You are "first rate & hard to beat" & I vow & declare I adore you for bringing out this book & then for sending it to us. You ever did a nice

[page 3 ] it & when we come home next summer & come +++ +++ to other to stay with you as you know you mean that we shall do. Then you will let us see this +++ soul. who writes such English +++. & who brings us to tears. She must be a rare spirit. when do you wander across the--channel? will this reach you. whenever it does it will wont [sic, inserted] tell you half we want to say. We went on to Flowers yesterday. I am under the weather & under a stupid depression of spirits. I hope when you come back 

[page 4] My brothers [sic] address is – 114 Chancery Lane. Law Fire insurance office Trubner knows. by the bye did you ask Trubner to send me the copies of Marcus Aurelius [?] if he finds them? dont [sic] forget it for I want them much--if he Cant [?] find them--wont [sic] you get somebody coming over from America to put a couple or 4 of them among his things & bring them +++. They wont [sic] take any notice in a passengers [sic] luggage. Goodbye. dearest love to Anne. kind regards to Mrs Lowell I hope you admire the speech of "Story" - "I have no voice--my tongue is in my sword!" By +++ the +++ simpering self-satisfaction. Take me off my feet. Motley[?] ought to be

[page 1 added vertically] ashamed of himself - & would, if he was not _____ another!! Goodbye - Ever yours affectionally

[page 2 added vertically, margin missing, some words thus missing] I have written to Mr Brooks who has given my bust Music Hall after having offered it to me to ask +++ make +++ ordering Stebbins to give [?] +++ also to +++ oh [?]!!! what do say to +++ for a sensation Header +++


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

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Knotsford Lodge, Great Malvern
Worcestershire, UK

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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to James Fields, July 25, 1869,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed August 10, 2022, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/160.

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