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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Sarah Anderton [?], June 15, [no year]

CCP 7, 2219-2222, 2245-2248, 2314-2317, CC to Sanderton, June 15, [no year] - OV.pdf
Cushman exchanges poems with Anderton and praises her writing. She has reunited with Eliza Cook, who is disappointed that Cushman is so preoccupied with her engagements.Cushman comments on the poor behavior of Mr. S. [Stamnes?] and states that she…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Sarah Anderton [?], June 26, [no year]

CCP 7, 2219-2222, 2245-2248, 2314-2317, CC to Sanderton, June 26, [no year] - OV.pdf
Cushman has not been able to write Anderton as she has a new role to study and rehearse for. She praises Anderton's writing and returns her verses with annotations from Eliza Cook, who thinks that Anderton exhibits "great poetic talent."Cushman…

Letter from E. B. Fisher to Charlotte Cushman, Sept 13, 1836

CCP 11, 3312-3313, Fisher to CC, Sept 13, 1836.pdf
Fisher presents himself as a great admirer of Charlotte Cushman. He offers her his 'services' in terms of press coverage, e.g. in the Philadelphia papers, and supporting her in her career ambitions. Credit Library of Congress, Charlotte Cushman…

Letter from E. B. Fisher to Charlotte Cushman, Oct 8, [1836]

CCP 11, 3311, Fisher to CC, Oct 8.pdf
Fisher describes himself as an unworthy correspondent to Charlotte Cushman. He praises her talent as an actress and apologizes for past mistakes without specifying what he is talking about. He agrees to her request that they should not meet…

"Editors' Table," Godey's Lady's Book, Jan 1840 to Dec 1877

Editor's Table 1.pdf
"Editor's Table" is a column in Godey's Lady's Book that covers a vast variety of topics, often relating to women's issues in some way. Recurring topics include book recommendations and literary reviews, short biographies of public figures and…

The New York Herald, Cushman as a Rising Star, October 31, 1843

The New York Herald (New York, New York, Tuesday, October 31, 1843; Issue 289 - rising star.pdf
Part of the correspondence of the Herald. Sent on Oct 30, 1843, from Philadelphia signed by "yours&c" Credit 19th Century U.S. Newspapers

Macready and Cushman, Boston Evening Transcript, November 14, 1843

Boston Evening Transcript, November 14, 1843, page 2 - annotated.pdf
On page 2, the paper speculates or utters wishful thinking about a theater performance involving both Macready and Cushman, performing Shakespearean roles. Given the context of false reports about Cushman accompanying Macready on his Southern tour…

Poem by Cushman about Macready, The Anglo American, Jan 1844

The Anglo-American_Macready Poem by Cushman (1 Jan 1844).pdf
Cushman writes the poem in December 1843 and publishes it in January 1844. There is no entry in Macready's diary, and it is unclear how Macready reacted to Cushman's lyrical praise. CreditEBSCO

Cushman's Transatlantic Success, New York Daily Herald, March 21, 1845

The article praises Cushman who "has created a sensation in the theatrical world of London." She is presented as the next Mrs Siddons.A critic of the Morning News is denounced for stating that "Miss Cushman has been indebted to the good offices of…

Northern Star about Charlotte Cushman, June 28, 1845

1845. Northern Star, Intro of Cushman, June 28. p. 8 Untitled Article - Omeka.pdf

THE PRINCESS'S THEATRE.—The manager of this, "the prettiest theatre in London," deserves well of the English public for introducing to them Miss Cushman, the American actress. She is by far the best female performer on the stage. Devoid of…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Rosalie Sully [?], Nov 9, [1845]

CCP 7, 2287-2291, CC to 'dear friend'.pdf
Cushman describes how strenuous her latest performance of Fazio has been as she had to contend with a "cold audience" and the lacking performance of a fellow actor. But Rosalie's note, which she kept hidden "next her heart" during the play, gave her…

"Haymarket Theatre", Caledonian Mercury, Jan 5, 1846

1846. Caledonian Mercury. Romeo Performance.pdf
This article reviews the performances of Charlotte Cushman and her sister Susan Cushman in a production of Romeo and Juliet at the Haymarket Theatre in London. It discusses how their performances provided a unique, passionate interpretation of the…

Poem by Eliza Cook to Charlotte Cushman, June, 1846

CCP Box 10 Cook, Eliza to CC, June, 1846.pdf
A love letter from Cook devoted to Cushman, addressed to C******** C****** but obvious to those in her social circle. The poem is published in the Weekly Dispatch on June 14, 1846. Credit Library of Congress, Charlotte Cushman Papers, Manuscript…

"Miss Cushman", Glasgow Herald, May 11, 1846

1846. Glasgow Herald. Letter about Performance.pdf
This article anticipates the arrival of Charlotte Cushman and her sister Susan Cushman, and their performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Adelphi Theatre. The articles states that there is much excitement about Cushman's performance as Romeo, which…

Howitt's The Miss Cushmans (1846)

1846. People's Journal. NYPL Stead Article. Howitt about Cushmans.pdf
In this biographical article, Mary Howitt recounts events from Charlotte Cushman's life and emphasizes her personal virtues, her talent on stage and the struggles she faced in her career. She describes Cushman's long and painful struggle to success,…

Wemyss's Twenty-Six Years of the Life of an Actor and Manager (1847)

Wemyss (1847)_Twenty-six years of the life of an actor and manager - Omeka excerpt.pdf
Francis Courtney Wemyss is an actor and theater manager. The entry for Cushman envisions her as a business woman that cleverly paved her way to success by acquiring knowledge about the profession of an actress and the respective people involved in…

"The Weekly Record," Howitt's Journal, Vol 1, 1847

1847. Howitts. Cushman as an American coming overseas.pdf
Charlotte Cushman is listed among the "representatives of the best portion of American artists" that are a transatlantic product of "true simplicity, such genuine worth, and so natural a possession of the noblest poetic temperament." This…

Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Nov 11, 1848

Huntington, JTFP, Box 41, FI 1748, SJL to JF, Nov 11, 1848.pdf
Greenwood is dissatisfied with Fields' previous hastily written letter as he forgot to refer to her concerns regarding the publishing of her poems. She is still intent on publishing her poems in a separate volume and asks Fields to solely publish her…

Letter from Grace Greenwood to James Fields, Dec 2, 1848

Huntington, JTFP, Box 40, FI 1749, SJL to TF, Dec 2, 1848.pdf
Greenwood is pained to hear that Fields is "mad with a headache." She muses that the headache should "keep clear of the poets' head and heart" and rather seek out somebody where it will not be disturbed "by the outgoing of the responsive thoughts of…

"Queen's Theatre.— Miss Cushman. 'The Scornful Lady.'", Manchester Examiner and Times, Jan 2, 1849

1849. Manchester Times. CC and Hays as friends and performing.pdf
This article is a review of Charlotte Cushman's performances in Fletcher and Beaumont's Scornful Lady and Bulwer's Lady of Lyons.It also reviews Matilda Hays' debut performance as Pauline alongside Cushman in Lady of Lyons. Hays is mentioned as…