Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Sep 17, 1861

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Sep 17, 1861


Cushman sent Emma a package with thick boots for her. She will send another pair her way and arrange for new puffs and hats as well if Emma wishes. 
Cushman met a friend in Fontainebleau who wants Emma Stebbins and her to sit for a photograph. She also mentions the North-South divide in the US and an article by Harriet Beecher Stowe.


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


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


LoC, CCP 1: 324-325





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[324] an opportunity offers itself for me to send a little package to my own sweet darling. by a Mr Deming [?] who goes to New York. to day at 4 oclock [sic] & this is 12 1/2. I ran over to Ester immediately. to see if I could find you a pair or two of boots. I could find only this one thick pair. but he is making another pair. to be finished on Saturday. not quite so thick as these. but I thought that you had better have a pair for the autumn before the snow comes & took this one pair which he had - but I shall make arrangements with Mr Richards. +++ to +++ & Co. That you shall write to him for what you want enclosing a note for Ester. & also for Jourvain [?]. 8. Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle. & he will send them. & pay for the bills & find opportunities of sending you your things. oh you want them. & as I am on this side & good for any amount of money

[324 reverse] you can want spent for you. I am sure that you can get easily anything from her. you must send me the sign of the inside of your brown hat. I shall have you a lighter [?] one made in Florence. so that you shall have it next spring. one of the coronet [?] shaped ones. and darling. if you want another pair of puffs for your hair you must send me something for colour & I will have it arranged for you I find I can do almost anything I want - except get money out of the stones [?] so whatever you want — & if you go to +++ you will want boots & shoes in plenty. you must send for them. in good time. I will send you your other pair of boots which I have ordered (& like a good for nothing auntie I have forgotten whether you wanted thick or thin boots & have just +++ to my instinct. in getting & ordering these, by a lady who comes out in the +++ (a Mrs Grain [?]) on the 28". she will send them by Adams [?]. +++ left London on Thursday Grandmother very

[325] poorly. I seem to feel it in my bones. that I may be called back to her this winter. God forfend it! but I felt very sad at leaving her! +++ Charles very well! On Saturday - we went to Fontainebleau by appointment. & had an hour & a half & +++ with Rosa Bonheur [?]. of which I must write to you. oh the most exquisite time. she said such lovely things to & of your auntie that it made me blush! I never had any body so nice to me. & she has made us [?] promise to sit for a photograph, together for her. aunt Em & I. & we are going to a friend of hers for the purpose. how you would have been delighted!! Aunt Em sends you these little +++ for your night gown. They are very common little things. but coming in change. are as good as real ones. I gave Ned a beautiful pair once. which he was so grateful for that he never wore them. because they were imitation [?]. I wish he was as real in all things. I am so anxious to get my letter by the Canada - The steamer arrived on Saturday +++ Liverpool. but I have no letters yet! If my darling had heeded what I told her of my intended

[325 reverse] movements. her letter to me by the Canadan [sic] have come to Paris. perhaps it has your +++ for I hoped to be finished here, by this time. shall leave here on Saturday night for Turin [?] & Florence. hoping to +++ in the latter on the 26". to remain a few days only. I hope you will see the Fields give our best love to them. We mean to write soon. Mrs Howe [sic] letter is +++ forth almost personal abuse. There is no earthly sympathy with the North. in England — not even amongst so called. Anti. Slavery party. They hate our institutions but. at this moment. notwithstand the war in America. No country on the earth is such peril as England herself. I send you 4. cakes of soap such as you like two batons. - write to me my precious, our love, long letters — tell me every thing I can read your letters crossed. every word. Give my dearest [?] to Ned. I owe him a letter & will pay up. the same length of this. as he allowed [last three words inserted]. +++ +++ +++ & +++ +++. is not that fair? Give my kind love to Lucy & to Mrs Prince & every body who +++ for me. Aunt Em & Sallie send best love. Ever Ever your own fondly loving devoted Auntie


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Cushman, Emma Crow, 1839-1920


Paris, France

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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Sep 17, 1861,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed August 11, 2022, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/589.

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