Letter from Henry F. Chorley to Charlotte Cushman, Oct 9, [1847?]

Dublin Core

Title

Letter from Henry F. Chorley to Charlotte Cushman, Oct 9, [1847?]

Subject

Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
Actors and Actresses--US American
Relationships--Networks
Social Events--Misc.

Description

Chorley invites Cushman for dinner to talk to her (or work with her on) his play "Duchess Eleanor."

No year given but Letter from Henry F. Chorley to Charlotte Cushman, Oct 10, 1847 is also sent from the same Hotel, which may indicate that Chorley writes this letter in 1847.

Credit

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

Creator

Chorley, Henry Fothergill, 1808-1872

Source

LoC, CCP 19:2937-2938

Date

1847-10-09

Type

Reference

Letter Item Type Metadata

Text

[2937] Dear Miss Cushman. I write to you immediately on hearing from the neighbourina[?]: to say that I hope & trust you will dine with me on Sunday week: – With Mrs. M: if she shall so please. – As it will be merely a business dinner, & myself will arrive late at once on the evening Saturday the +++th – there can be no truffles — alas. — nor sarcophagus[?] puddings – only bones to pick: & greetings to interchange —  measures to be taken that the Dutchess be neither smaller nor taller. than the pleasant public shall please! – Do you mind dining at five? — & the neighbours shall come in to tea, whe we have +++ ourselves +++. — My first impulse was to pack up soul & body immediately

[2937 reverse] On receiving yrs – Then it occurred to me that all the week you will be busy at rehearsal & that very probably the day I mention may be the one earliest you could really devote to our affair: & I have business here, to me full of interest. & importance. which may lead to matters you may not be disinclined to take part in. — so that I am acting, I hope, for the best. against my impatience in thus bidding you to a conference eight days hence. Pray let me find a little note on my table, to say it will do. — You know I work very quickly — so let us but once decide on the needful alterations; & they will be accomplished directly – I dare say you will

[2938] find that I have anticipated some already. Which of you will be made the most tender by the tidings of the "Père" of +++ never. to. be. forgotten dinner at the café[?] Cardinal [last four words inserted]. — Only fancy my running against him – in no café, Mrs. M. – but in La Scala. at Milan He asked affectionately. for "those very pleasing women". – Did you ever think you should live to be called such a tame[?] thing? I hope of to find you quite well: — My red beard desires its duty. & is so too. – Mean -while, believe me to be rather hastily, very crazily. but thoroughly sincerely yrs

Henry F Chorley.

Kindest regards to Mme M.


 

From

Chorley, Henry Fothergill, 1808-1872

To

Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876

Location

Hotel Canterbury, 24. Rue de la Paix, 10e Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Geocode (Latitude)

48.8698848

Geocode (Longitude)

2.332091

Location (Recipient)

1 Baker Street, Portman Square, Westminster, London, England

Geocode Recipient (Latitude)

51.5164366

Geocode Recipient (Longitude)

-0.1551413

Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) Specification

1847?-10-09

Social Bookmarking

Geolocation

Collection

Citation

Chorley, Henry Fothergill, 1808-1872, “Letter from Henry F. Chorley to Charlotte Cushman, Oct 9, [1847?],” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed May 28, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/508.

Output Formats