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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

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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

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"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

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"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

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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…

Excerpts from Fanny Seward's Diary, 1863-1864, Cushman mentions

Fanny Seward writes about meeting Charlotte Cushman and Emma Crow Cushman. Fanny is very fond of Charlotte who gives her a ring, books, and many insights into the world of the theater. Several theater managers try to convince Cushman to play for them…

Emma Crow Cushman's Memoir about Charlotte Cushman: "A Memory" (1918)

CCP 15, 4019-4036 (ECC Memoir).pdf
Emma Crow Cushman emphasizes that she knew Charlotte Cushman "intimately." Emma and Charlotte met in 1858 when Charlotte brought two letters of introduction (by Hosmer and Kemble) to her father in St. Louis. Emma describes her as a "great artist and…