Partial Transcript of Letter from Edwin Cushman to Sidney Lanier, July 2[?], 1876

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Title

Partial Transcript of Letter from Edwin Cushman to Sidney Lanier, July 2[?], 1876

Subject

Cushman, Edwin "Ned" Charles, 1838-1909
Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881
Transcript
Finances
Illness
Arts--Literature

Description

Financial details of contract between Osgood and Stebbins discussed

Transcripts by Jennie Lorenz

Credit

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

Creator

Cushman, Edwin "Ned" Charles, 1838-1909

Source

LoC, JLP 2

Date

1876-07-02

Type

Reference

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Text

Dear Sir: - I received yesterday from Miss Emma Stebbins a letter from you in which you give her Osgood’s proposition, with regard to the memoirs. I have since been trying to see my way clearly, to be able to give you what counsel I can.[…]
The thing that disturbs me [..] is the lack of material, and in the event of insufficient material, do you feel sufficient confidence to push the thing through. I only bring forward these views, as I am unable to assume any pecuniary responsibility to Mr. Osgood, in the even of you’re and Miss S.’s failure to bring the book to completion, though ill health, or insufficient material, or want of time in which to complete it. I trust you will pardon me for bringing up such possibility. but I know how Mr. Osgood would feel, and the step he would probably take, should the book not be completed from any cause. He would say, Miss Cushman’s estate is good & they must reimburse me for the outlay I have been at – at least, such would I think […] Pray excuse my suggestions they came from E.C. Cushman, Trustee [underlined], a heartless being, who has to account to other trustees, who in turn have to account to a probate court, & give good reasons, and vouchers, for all expenditures of whatsoever nature”

From

Cushman, Edwin "Ned" Charles, 1838-1909

To

Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881

Location

Villa Cushman, Newport, RI, US

Geocode (Latitude)

41.4899827

Geocode (Longitude)

-71.3137707

Location (Recipient)

1425 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Geocode Recipient (Latitude)

39.9495671

Geocode Recipient (Longitude)

-75.1652623

Annotations

added by JL in square brackets: “Was Ned a disappointment even after her death? Were not his children the chief benefactors of the estate?”

Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) Specification

1876-07-~02

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Citation

Cushman, Edwin "Ned" Charles, 1838-1909, “Partial Transcript of Letter from Edwin Cushman to Sidney Lanier, July 2[?], 1876,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed July 19, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/323.

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