Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Dr. Bliss, July 25, 1871

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Dr. Bliss, July 25, 1871




Charlotte Cushman inquires about a medical treatment and matters of transport.


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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, MS Thr 130





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[page 1] Dear Sir.
I have heard with much interest of the remedy. which you have used for +++ & +++. & have seen a copy of your letter to "Dr Merkel[?]" in Boston under date July 12"— my object in writing is to ask you. if you have continued since the time of your letter to Dr Timothy Gordon. June 27.' wh was also forwarded to me,

[page 1 reverse] to use the +++ with universal success. & if you still believe awfully in its efficacy. as you did when you then wrote. I feel[?] a delicacy about writing to you myself. & therefore asked My friend Miss Elizabeth Peabody to write to you for me. as she has been known in Washington. She writes me that she has not the honour of your acquaintance but sends to me. The enclosed letter for Mrs Woodbury[?] — who knows you & would speak to

[page 2] you in my behalf— can the infusion of this Bark[?] be used without the constant supervision of the surgeon or must your the [inserted] patients come to you? or will all medical[?] men. be able to use it. when you send it to them or enable them to obtain it – Our minister to Ecuador Mr Wing. sent me some of this bark[?] to Rome — but it failed to reach me. I wrote to him to ask for more. but have not heard in reply — Mr Fish (Secy of state). kindly sent me all the papers which the Depart printed about it. but I have since heard, incidentally, that

[page 2 reverse] the medical commission. appointed — had reported against it. this may very easily be. & yet. The remedy +++ effectual in more cases. a commission of +++ — reported in London — That it would not be possible for a steam vessel to cross the Atlantic. & gave the most convincing reasons why it could not be. The following year. The "Great Western" & the "Sirius crossed the Atlantic most successfully
Pardon me for troubling you. & if you can give me any help in hope. I pray you to do so. at your best leisure. & believe me. Very truly yours

Charlotte Cushman


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Newport, RI, US

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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Dr. Bliss, July 25, 1871,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed July 1, 2022, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/958.

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