Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, Feb 17, 1871

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, Feb 17, 1871


Charlotte Cushman is worried about Mary (Emmons) who is spreading gossip about her.


Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Huntington, JTFP, Box 12, FI 699





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[page 1] Dear friends
I had a note from the talking Mary Emmons. This morning. which gives me a little panic of terror that she may have been indulging herself at the expense of my well being--in representing me to my friends in Boston who love & care for me. as

[page 2] being other than I am--and as she says no over here of her note "I wrote to Mrs Fields & she came to see me & said so & so. & so & so. I took a sort of fright which just makes me send off this note. by Mrs Child who has been with me since Monday & +++ me this afternoon. in the hope that it may get to you tonight--& that you & Jamie may be able to come

[page 2 added vertically] down tomorrow afternoon & stay with me over Sunday. I am not going to stay at Mr Emmons. if I do go to Boston at the end of my stay here. Though I hear from Emily Liver [?], who came down last night--that Mrs E. has had a bed brought into her library. That Miss Cushman may be comfortable when she goes to her! Did you ever hear such stuff. it frightens me from going to Boston, at all--where I had promised

[page 3] +++ & William Hunt. That I would go to them for two days en route to New York Do come tomorrow afternoon & on to Jamie. ever your attached friend
Charlotte Cushman


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Fields, Annie, 1834-1915


Newport, RI, US

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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, Feb 17, 1871,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed August 10, 2022, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/162.

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