Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Helen Hunt, Aug 5,1875

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Helen Hunt, Aug 5,1875


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
Jackson, Helen Hunt
Social Events--Travels
Social Events--Misc.
Stebbins, Emma, 1815-1882


Charlotte Cushman replies to Hunt's letter from July 29, 1875. She talks about meeting Mr. Jackson and is sure that she should like him "very much".

Transcripts courtesy of Nancy Knipe, Colorado College.


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876



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Dear friend Your kind & welcome note of the 29 [Tues.?] would have been answered earlier, but that I was uncertain how long your visit to Rye would last, & also I was uncertain as to my own possibility of movement. It is now decided that (Dr) I will leave here on Monday 9th by the Providence boat at 11, arriving in Prov” at 1. Leaving there at 2.15 & arriving at Worcester at 3.50! as yet I am uncertain whether I shall have freedom from pain sufficient to let me go on any further; if I am able, I would like to get on to Springfield to sleep! If I am not able to go any further than Worcester, & that can only be decided after I arrive there. What Hotel must I go to for a chance of sleep [underlined]! Please let me know! I hear of your triumphant visit to Rye, how you captivated all hearts--&c &c M Crow especially, is lost I hear! I am so glad [last two words underlined] of all your letter says to me not that I think you “a lion”, as your Elegant express it, but “while woman is apt to be “mighty on sartin”, when she works on such ground on such cause! I am thankful from my heart & soul, & only wish I could see you together. For me, I have no especial predilection for Elegant, or our Educated men, the sweetest nut has the roughest outside, & I am sure, from all that Mrs. Gratorx & others tell me, I should like Mr. Jackson very much! We will have an opportunity of speaking together of him & your prospects. I must not write more now for it hurts me. Miss Stebbins sends kindest regards.
Ever believe me Your loving friend

[small envelope addressed Mrs. Helen Hunt, Princeton, Mass. contains undated, penciled note]

I am shy of writing till I know your Princeton address so am sure of this reaching you. Can’t you send the address to S.D? None of us [remember?] the name of hotel. I am so [anxious?] about you [and?] the journey. Send those printed sheets by mail or express --but mail better – to Mrs. Lucy Stone, Care of (me), here. Top


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885


Villa Cushman, Neport, RI, US

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Helen Hunt Jackson Papers, Part 2, Ms 0156, Box 1, Folder 17, letters from Charlotte Cushman to HH, 1871-75. Transcribed by Nancy Knipe, 2007, https://libraryweb.coloradocollege.edu/library/specialcollections/Manuscript/HHJ2-1-17.html. Accessed 30 March, 2020

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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Helen Hunt, Aug 5,1875,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed July 18, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/273.

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