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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 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, 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

"Rome – Foreign Correspondence of the Boston Post," Boston Post, February 23, 1867

1867_Boston Post, Feb 23, 1867, p. 1 NewspaperArchive_Cushman Hosmer Rome Riding.pdf
A short excerpt from this long report on the US American art market in Rome – the part in which Hosmer and Cushman are described as expert riders whose muscular physique would make men envious – is subsequently reprinted in a number of newspapers,…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to William Wetmore Story, May 31, 1858

CCP 16 misc CC to WW Story May 31 1858 Omeka.pdf
Charlotte Cushman orders a copy of one of Story's statuettes and asks about one of his poems for her to read. She also informs him about taking a break from stage and reading performances ("I want a long rest from public life") and her moving to Rome…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Dec 26, 1862

CCP 2, 507-512, CC to ECC Dec 26 1862 Omeka.pdf
Charlotte Cushman would like her family to live closer to her, thinking of Ned but Emma Crow Cushman in particular. She mentions translation issues and cultural differences between Rome/Italy and the US. Cushman also informs Emma about the pain in…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Dec 18, 1862

CCP 2, 504-506, CC to ECC Dec 18 1862.pdf
Charlotte Cushman laments that she is living to far away from her "darling" Emma Crow Cushman. She mentions stock speculation business, financial concerns, social gatherings, memories of Emma Crow and her, and an accident of "woolly headed" Emma…

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Dec 12-13, 1862

CCP 2, 501-503, CC to ECC Dec 12-13 1862 Omeka.pdf
Charlotte Cushman faces "going out to my social duties as a sort of relief" from her illness (cold). Large parts of the letter address social gatherings and US American citizens in Rome, most of whom are "well bred."The actress is still haunted by…

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 Emma Crow Cushman, Aug 31, 1865

CCP 3, 803-814, CC to ECC 1865, Aug 31.pdf
Cushman is grateful for Emma's words of comfort as her mind is currently "crowded with cares & anxieties of many kinds." She regrets that Emma's baby has a cold and hopes Emma has by now seen Dr. Franco.Cushman asks Emma to convey the latest…