Letter from Charlotte Cushman to King, n.d.

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Title

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to King, n.d.

Subject

Gender Norms
Criticism
Humor
Citation of Anonymous Source
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
Journalists/Writers

Description

Cushman mocks the gendered criticism of her figure and riding skills.

Credit

Houghton Library

Creator

Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876

Source

Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, MS Thr 130

Date

0000-00-00

Type

Reference

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Text

[page 1] Dear +++ King
Thanks for your note & the Enclosed Slip — which taller[?] could not have been written by an eye witness. or the "+++" must have been in the "printer". The writer has made my habit "blue" & my figure "manly" my habit is black, & my figure too much the reverse of manly to ensure riding made easy— and as for my daring feels

[page 1 reverse] he never saw me ride. or he would never attribute "sick" to me, who carefully peek out the gaps made by more adventurous spirits while I am philosphically waiting in the +++ for my little opportunity rather than venture my 14 stone +++ & my ignorant horsemanship over any thing which might be considered "daring" No — the writer, if he saw

[page 2] the +++ "at the tomb of night". evidently mistook some other fine looking woman for me. Will you find time and inclination to dine with us tomorrow at 7 oclock [sic] (Friday 6") & will the ladies give us in the Evening— Your very truly
Charlotte Cushman
one word in reply about dinner[?]

From

Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876

Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) Specification

XXXX-XX-XX

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Collection

Citation

Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to King, n.d.,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed July 1, 2022, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/959.

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