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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…

Cobbe's Italics: Brief Notes on Politics, People and Places in Italy (1864)

Cobbe_Italics. Brief notes on politics, people, and places in Italy, in 1864 excerpt1.pdf
Among others, the text mentions Hosmer and Cushman. Cobbe describes the Cushman household as a "women club." Credit Hathi Trust

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to James Thomas Fields, Dec 31, 1864

Letter from CC to JT, December 31, 1864
Charlotte Cushman describes Anne Brewster as "an old dear friend of younger days." Stebbins cannot pay the exchange for the casting and transport of her statue. Cushman asks James to interfere on Stebbins' behalf and talk to Dr. Howe. Additionally,…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, [1865]

Letter from CC to AF, 1865
Charlotte Cushman mentions the Sanitary Commission and asks the Fields for help in terms of advertising a performance of her as she aims at collecting money for the charity. In particular, she asks Annie to send James to Ticknor Jr., as Chushman…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to James Fields, [1860]

CC to JF, 1860.pdf
Cushman is addressing the current political situation in the USA. Apparently, Fields wants to borrow some money from Cushman who may find herself "in the same boat" with the Fields at the end of the month. Credit Huntington Library, James Thomas…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to the Fields Family, July 25, 1862

CC to AF and JF, 1862-06-25.pdf
Charlotte Cushman writes to the Fields about the books they've sent them, the aftermath of Emma Crow Cushman's miscarriage, and the current issues she is dealing with regarding family and house. Cushman's children will be leaving for St.…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow, March 13, 1862

CCP Box 2 Letters 1862 March.pdf
Charlotte Cushman calls Emma Crow Cushman her "daughter." Cushman laments the dishonesty and greed in the times of the Civil War. She was relieved to hear from Ned and Emma and is now longing to return to "America."Ned and Emma may have to move in…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Jan 22, 1864

CCP Box 2 1864 Jan 22.pdf
Charlotte calls herself a "Mum" and Emma her "daughter" in this letter. She is criticizing Longfellow and critiquing the January issue of the Atlantic. Among other issues, Cushman is discussing "war" and "peace" democrats, the administration, Harriet…

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…

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 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…

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…

Excerpt from Louisa Drew's Autobiographical Sketch of Mrs. John Drew (1899)

Drew, Louisa (1899)_Autobiographical sketch of Mrs. John Drew.pdf
The autobiography describes Cushman as Maeder's pupil and displays two photographs of Cushman performing as Romeo and as Mrs. Haller. The autobiography compares Madame Celeste's farewell performances to those of Cushman.The autobiography was…

Howe's Memories of a Hostess (1922)

Howe edited some of Annie Fields's diary entries. Some entries refer to some events and letters that are part of the Fields Papers, which can also be accessed in this collection.The diary entries mention Stebbins as Cushman's "guest[]," and Cushman's…

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…

Mrs. Walker's Reminiscences of the Life of the World-Renowned Charlotte Cushman (1876)

Walker_Reminiscences of Renowned Cushman (1876).pdf
The biography traces Cushman's successful career and mentions many business partners and friends. However, it excludes every references to Cushman's same-sex relationships. It is published after Charlotte Cushman's death.The Cushman-Macready-…

John G. Nicolay, Lincoln's Secretary

Portrait of John G. Nicolay
In the context of social gatherings in Washington after 1862, Nicolay took notes about meeting Cushman and Stebbins.

James Parton's Eminent Women of the Age (1869)

Parton et al._Eminent Women - Omeka.pdf
Eminent Women was written by James Parton, Horace Greeley, T.W. Higginson, J. C. Abbott, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Prof. James M. Hoppin, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, and others that are not listed.Greeley founded the New…

Excerpts from Brander Matthews's Edwin Booth and His Contemporaries (1900)

Excerpts from Brander Mathews's Edwin Booth and His Contemporaries (1900).pdf
Biographical sketch by Clara Erskine Clement with excerpts from articles and biographiesCredit Hathi Trust