Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, Aug 29, 1860

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, Aug 29, 1860


Cushman apologizes for her nephew's behavior and informs Annie Fields, to whom the letter is addressed, of recent happenings, mentioning Mrs. Harriet Prescott and asks James to procure a George Sands book for her. At the prospect of being able to meet the Fields, Cushman is looking forward to a Boston trip. Furthermore, she is delighted about favorable reports in the Tribune and the Times.


Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Huntington, JTFP, Box 12, FI 682





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[page 1] Dear friend
Mr Cushman is in a state which perhaps may excuse his being very uncertain — in the information he either gives or receives. Hence the misunderstanding. When very young men are "in love & pleased with +++" aunts & aunts [sic] friends may get on as they will. However. I am glad we have not made you a disappointment. Mountain wards: and that you did not intend to go I must punish you when I see you for this disappointment

[page 2] how fatally sad that we have arranged all our plans — so as to +++ one seeing "Harriet Prescott". This week. & going down to Mrs Stowe on Thursday — as you have so hospitably arranged. you will tell them our sorrow — which now [?] +++ coupled with a hope that when we do get to Boston on the 11 "Sep". That Miss Prescott & Mrs Stowe will still "keep our memory +++" & give us one chance more of seeing them under your kind auspices. will you ask them? I know a Harriet Prescott of New busy port [Newport] once. I wonder if she is at all connected with the Spaulding family of that

[page 3] place! +++ people are always wondering! Tell her how she charmed me with the Amber Gods [?] I have never seen even an amber month price to a +++ since without thinking of her! what a quantity of books you will have to provide me with before I leave again for the golden sunshine. +++ +++ "Sir Rohans [sic] Ghost [?]" among the rest. first! By the way. will Mr Fields have the goodness to procure for us. before we come to Boston a copy of George Sands [sic] last book called ["] Constance Verrier" we want it very much & dont [sic] know just how to get it. I am sure he will oblige us.

[page 4] We have been so spoiled here in New port [Newport]. the devina [?] Giulia has petted us. & said such splendid things about us in the Tribune & some body else. who we know not — has been saying more splendid things in the Times — until we know not our own selves. & Every morning are expecting the wings to be so prown [?] that we cant [sic] put on our +++. Expect to find us something huge when we get to Boston. towards which we look longingly & lovingly because you are there & we want so much to hold you to our hearts. Ever best love to Mrs Stowe. "Jamie" & yourself from your attached friend


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881


Newport, RI, US

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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, Aug 29, 1860,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed August 10, 2022, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/176.

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