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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Dec 5-6, 1862

CCP 2, 496-500, CC to ECC Dec 5-6 1862.pdf
As Emma Crow Cushman is married and busy decorating and furnishing her house, Charlotte Cushman thinks nostalgically of more frequent and longer "old time letters." Repeatedly, Charlotte mentions that Emma's husband, and Charlotte's nephew and…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Mr. Danop, Oct 16, 1863

NYPL Misc Papers MssCol 9069 Cushman letters misc Oct 16, 1863.pdf
Cushman verifies Oct 27 as the date for her charity performance. She has prepared the roles of Lady Macbeth and Meg Merrilees. Credit New York Public Library

Letter from Anne Brewster to Mary Howell, June 27-29, 1863

ABP 27 8 Letters to Howell. 27-29 June 1863.pdf
Anne Brewster remembers her days in Naples. She advises Mary Howell to go with Charlotte Cushman to Rome, a trip for which Cushman will apparently pay. Brewster calls Cushman "immortal." Brewster assures Howell that "you are different from her other…

"Military Appointment Politics," Trenton State Gazette, Apr 18, 1864

1864. President attends GG lecture. Omeka.pdf
The president is announced to attend one of Greenwood's lecture. Credit Readex: America's Historical Newspapers


Greenwood Lecture, National Anti-Slavery Standard, May 7, 1864

1864. GG lecture quote. Omeka.pdf
This small paragraph defends Greenwood as a lecturer who, apparently, has been criticized for talking about politics. Credit Readex: America's Historical Newspapers


"Personal," Lowell Daily Citizen and News, March 26 1864

1864. GG as Lecturer in Army, Omeka.pdf
Greenwood gives lectures for the army "to large audiences." Credit Readex: America's Historical Newspapers


"Grace Greenwood," Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov 24, 1863

1863. Philadelphia Inquirer. GG as Lecturer. Omeka.pdf
Grace Greenwood's work as a lecturer is praised. Credit Readex: America's Historical Newspapers


Record of the Metropolitan Fair in Aid of the United States Sanitary Commission Held at New York in April 1864

1864. Metropolitan Fair US Sanitary Commission excerpt. Omeka.pdf
The excerpt praises Cushman's performance of "Macbeth" together with Edwin Booth retrospectively""It was perhaps the most memorable of all the public performances given to the Sanitary Commission."The record ispublished in 1867, three years after the…

Charlotte Cushman to [William H. Seward], Tuesday, July 09, 1861 (West Point appointment)

Cushman addresses Seward as a friend and confidant of President Lincoln. She asks for Seward's support in a matter of admission to West Point Military Academy for Lewis S. Chase. Additionally, she informs Seward about Mr Cameron possibly conspiring…

Sanitary Commission Performance, Sept 12, 1863

The Library Company of Philadelphia collects the following original wording from a document that advertises Cushman's performance. The document was found in a scrapbook:"Academy of Music. Benefit of the United States Sanitary Commission on Saturday…