Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Sarah Anderton [?], June 26, [no year]

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Sarah Anderton [?], June 26, [no year]


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Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Cushman has not been able to write Anderton as she has a new role to study and rehearse for. She praises Anderton's writing and returns her verses with annotations from Eliza Cook, who thinks that Anderton exhibits "great poetic talent."
Cushman briefly mentions the "foolish & very wrong" behavior of a Mr. Stamnes [?].


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


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


LoC, CCP 7: 2247-2248





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[2247] Friday 26 June.
I have been so very much engaged my dear little pet since my last hurried note. That I have been totally unable to write one word to you. I have thought of you Much & most affectionately in the Mean time. as I am sure you believe. but I have had a new part to study. many rehearsals to attend to. And matters over which I have had no controul [sic]. did I not feel that you understood my situation. & my many engagements. I should be more destressed [sic] at being prevented from writing. for you might think it negligence. but you do. & will

[2247 reverse] pardon me. - I took the liberty of letting Miss Cook see your last lines which you were kind enough to send me. She is very kind — loves me dearly & feels kindly to anything that I love. She wrote to me most earnestly about you. wished that she could see you. for she was very certain she could give you hints. which would make you write to satisfy yourself. she says you have great poetic talent & only wants closeness of thought. I wish you could see her. she would do you very much good. I must manage this some way. at some future time

[2248] Your verses [?], at my earnest +++ that she would speak as though l had written them. She has noted in pencil. I return them to you. she is as friendly disposed to you as I am. & much more able to give you advice. so pray take her [?] pencil marks as kind. as they are meant. You are very much improved in your letter writing. you write most boldly & I thank you for the +++ & honest expression of your thinking [?] I value you. as you would have me & love you very much. I

[2248 reverse] am called away from you. against my will. but I beg you to write to me as much & as often as you will. I am ever happy to see your hand writing. & read you young fresh thoughts. you cannot write to me too much. or too often. Mr Stamnes [?]. is very foolish & very wrong but I have come to this conclusion some time Since. but We can be very malicious & he is +++ this should be in his favour. +++ for the present. write to me often & believe me ever. fondly your attached Charlotte 


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


17 Radnor Place, Hyde Park, Westminster, London, UK

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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Sarah Anderton [?], June 26, [no year],” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed July 19, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/526.

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