Transcript of Letter from Emma Stebbins to Sidney Lanier, May 27, 1876

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Title

Transcript of Letter from Emma Stebbins to Sidney Lanier, May 27, 1876

Subject

Stebbins, Emma, 1815-1882
Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
Cushman, Edwin "Ned" Charles, 1838-1909
Cushman, Emma Crow, 1839-1920
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Transcript

Description

Stebbins is waiting for a response from the publisher Osgood. When she receives an answer, she wants to consult Emma and Ned Cushman first before forwarding the letter to Lanier.

Transcripts by Jennie Lorenz

Credit

Library of Congress, Charlotte Cushman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Creator

Stebbins, Emma, 1815-1882

Source

LoC, JLP 2

Date

1876-05-27

Type

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[page 1] My Dear Lanier 
Pray commend me for the promptitude of this reply I have not written because I expected to hear from Osgood every day - and proposed to do so when I  should forward his lettr [sic]. He is taking longer to delibrate [sic] than seemed likely when he left us. Now as I am affecting Edwin & Emma C. on Tuesday I will keep the letter (if it comes) —  for them to see, before forwarding it. We propose to start in Tuerday night for Ithaca, and come back by way of Lenox so I need not return to N.Y. my sisters join me there. Yes, I am thankful to say the good turn I have taken in way of healt seems to hold straight on –  that is, for me – I am never very strong and very subject to atmospheric influences - but I consider myself well - if I am only able to keep on the surface of things and not make others anxious. My hope and prayer is, that I may have strength given me to watch over my 13 [Days?]  & do this work of yours – and I think now I am to have —  My Dearest one is not far from me. I have unmistakeably tokens from hr [sic] - and by her aid I shall conquer! I have written a morning moving [inserted] epistle to Charles Cushman.  +++ his Diary which if it dont [sic] bring the things itself will stir him up to greatr [sic] effort. You dont [sic] say you have done anythig [sic] yet with Fredericks. I  want you to remembr [sic] that he is a very shaky old gentlm & who is capable tottering off the edge in an unexpected manner taking his reminiscences with him I enclose you the lettr [sic] from my geneological friend —  I shall try to look up this article before I leave town

[page 2] but all depends on the weathr [sic] and my strength: — so  glad to hear about the Cantata – these stupid blundering parties who call themselves +++ +++up the army +++ & +++ this time[?] 
always yrs [yours] faithfully 
ES. 
Best remembrances to the Peacocks. 

From

Stebbins, Emma, 1815-1882

To

Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881

Location

NYC, NY, US

Geocode (Latitude)

40.7127281

Geocode (Longitude)

-74.0060152

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Citation

Stebbins, Emma, 1815-1882, “Transcript of Letter from Emma Stebbins to Sidney Lanier, May 27, 1876,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed July 18, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/309.

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