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Harriet Hosmer's "The Doleful Ditty of the Roman Caffe Greco"

Doleful Ditty from Carr_Harriet Hosmer.pdf
Hosmer writes a "witty" poem, as Cornelia Carr describes it in her edition of Hosmer's letters, about the patriarchal culture of male sculptors in Rome. The poem is published in the New York Evening Post in the summer of 1864. Credit Internet…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to King, n.d.

Harvard MS Thr 130. CC to King about article.pdf
Cushman mocks the gendered criticism of her figure and riding skills. Credit Houghton Library

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

Harvard MS Thr 130. CC to Bliss. 25 July 1871.pdf
Charlotte Cushman inquires about a medical treatment and matters of transport. Credit Houghton Library

Letter from Emma Stebbins to Dennis Alward, April 12, 1878

Harvard MS Thr 130. Stebbins to Alward. April 12, 1878.pdf
Emma Stebbins mentions her financial concerns as she has been "cut off, with all the annuitants — by the estate stopping payment for six months." Stebbins hopes "to make a little something out of the Book" referring to the biography of Charlotte…

Letter from Sallie Mercer to Dennis Alward, Dec 26, 1884

Harvard MS Thr 130. Sallie Mercer to Mr Alward. Dec 26, 1884.pdf
Sallie Mercer grieves over Charlotte Cushman's death and shares fond memories of Cushman's "Angel's wings" and her smile. She reports family business of the Crows/Cushmans and writes about Christmas presents. Credit Houghton Library

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, Jan 28, 1862

NLS, ms1774, ff 227, Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, Jan 28, 1862.pdf
Charlotte Cushman is worried about Jane Carlyle's illness. She alsomentions her own and Stebbins's illness as well as political unrest and democratic endeavors in Europe. Credit National Library of Scotland

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, July 12, 1862

NLS, ms1774, 235-236 recto, Cushman to Jane Carlyle in Ms. 1771 dated 15 July 1862.pdf
Cushman plans to meet Carlyle and writes about her "loving admiration" for Jane. Credit National Library of Scotland

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, July 12, 1862

NLS, ms1774, 233-234 recto, Cushman to Jane Carlyle in Ms. 1771 dated 12 July 1862.pdf
Cushman inquires about a meeting with Jane Carlyle. Credit National Library of Scotland

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, Nov 16, 1861

NLS, ms. 1774, ff.216-217 verso, Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, Rome, 16 Nov, 1861.pdf
Charlotte Cushman writes a glowing letter of affection to Jane Welsh Carlyle. Cushman admires her, speaks of mutual love, begs Jane to write to her. She mentions Rosa Bonheur as a mutual friend. Credit National Library of Scotland

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, n.d.

CCP 3, 846-847, CC to ECC, nd. Omeka.pdf
Charlotte Cushman discusses accommodation arrangements and laments the physical distance between her and Emma, she "cannot bear to have you down there & I up here." Credit Library of Congress, Charlotte Cushman Papers, Manuscript Division,…