Fragment of a letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow, n.d.

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Fragment of a letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow, n.d.


Cushman, Edwin "Ned" Charles, 1838-1909
Cushman, Emma Crow, 1839-1920
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
Relationships-- Intimate--Same-sex


Cushman writes to Emma about some fright bills that Ned should have been taken care of and advises her what to have made for her in Rome. She also asks Emma to write less often.


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


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


LoC, CCP 3:840



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[840] she is some thing +++ Mrs. Smiles & it is my opinion that both she & Mr Smiles are over head & ears an love with Cap Swany. who by the bye has had no +++ +++ yet from Miss Roy!! Aunt Em is not very well but sends her love. Sally sends hers & thanks you very much for wishing. you had taken her to Versailles I have found a nice bright little girl to come to her with me & I shall have her taught hair-dressing. & she will leave in time to take Sallies [sic] place. So I shall never [illegible, crossed out?] be situated again as I have been this summer. Dear one will you tell Ned from Sallie that the man who called for the trunk at Mothers [sic] said he had not been paid for taking them & would not take the one that was there under 7 shillings. – I have told uncle Charles to pay the fright bill. & let me have the bills of lading[?] I hope you will get some thing for dear baby to keep his little body warm this winter. you did not get the little waists. but if you will send me the exact size of his waist. without lapping one. I will

[840 reverse] get & bring some. you must have +++ some little black books made. books & shoes are so difficult[?] to get in Rome—& if you want his feet to be[?] nice you must have them made for him +++ the little blue +++ leather wears — pretty  well. Get all your things nicely made & out of the  way against I come so as to help me I +++  hand some light full dress either +++ or mauve. not to be +++ with Black ++++ now Goodbye & God bless you — prays Ever your loving

auntie Ladie.

Dont [sic] write to me but thrice[?] a week—it is too much for you to write more


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Cushman, Emma Crow, 1839-1920

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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Fragment of a letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow, n.d.,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed June 10, 2023,

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