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"Nearly Ready. Life of Charlotte Cushman," Publishers' Weekly, May 11, 1878

1878. Publishers Weekly. Sisterly Affection - Omeka.pdf
The advertismement of Emma Stebbins's biography of Charlotte Cushman includes two paragraphs of praise published by the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin. Cushman's and Stebbins's relationships is described as "the strongest sisterly affection" and…

Stebbins as Intimate Friend, Publishers' Weekly, May 4, 1878

1878. Publishers Weekly. Stebbins as Intimate Friend - Omeka.pdf
The advertisment of Emma Stebbins's biography of Charlotte Cushman describes Stebbins as an "intimate friend" of the actress with "access" to the latter's life writing documents- Credit Publishers' Weekly Digital Archive

Letter from Emma Stebbins to Dennis Alward, April 12, 1878

Harvard MS Thr 130. Stebbins to Alward. April 12, 1878.pdf
Emma Stebbins mentions her financial concerns as she has been "cut off, with all the annuitants — by the estate stopping payment for six months." Stebbins hopes "to make a little something out of the Book" referring to the biography of Charlotte…

"Foreign Gossip," Detroit Free Press, June 7, 1869

1869. Detroit Free Press. Brewster Foreign Gossip- American Artists in Rome.pdf
"Foreign Gossip" is a column in theDetroit Free Press thatgives accounts of any political, cultural, or social news abroad. Anne Brewster has contributed reports from Rome as a correspondent.The included file only serves as an example illustration of…

"Current Gossip," Chicago Tribune, Aug 23, 1875 to Aug 7, 1887

1877. Chicago Daily Tribune. Brewster Column.pdf
"Current Gossip" is a column in the Chicago Tribune that gives accounts of any political, cultural, or social news. Anne Brewster has contributed reports from Rome as a correspondent.The included file only serves as an example illustration of the…

"Rome," Boston Daily Advertiser, 1870 to 1876

Brewster on Rome 1871.pdf
"Rome" is a column in the Boston Daily Advertiser written by Anne Brewster, in which she gives accounts of any political, cultural, or social news that have occurred in Rome.The included file only serves as an example illustration of the…

"Charlotte Cushman," Chicago Tribune, June 22, 1878

This review laments that Emma Stebbins's biography of Charlotte Cushman lacks a proper account of Cushman's dramatic career and instead focuses too much on her private life. Emma Stebbins first met Cushman in Rome and the "two ladies soon became…

"Charlotte Cushman, the Actress." Wood County Reporter, Jan 11, 1883

1883. Wood County Reporter. Cushman Tomboy Stebbins. Omeka.pdf
The article traces the "hopeful possibilities of girlhood" of Cushman "who did not allow herself to be crushed by circumstances." It criticizes old-fashioned ideas of the "women's sphere" and defends Cushman's gender-bending behavior and attitude:…

Loving Friendship between Emma Stebbins and Charlotte Cushman, Chicago Tribune, March 3, 1878

The article seeks to depict the relationship between Stebbins and Cushman to explain Stebbins's "facilities for writing" the biography. Unlike other announcements of the biography, this one turns toward a more private background to advertise the…

"All Sorts," Indiana State Sentinel, March 6, 1878

1878. Indiana State Sentinel. Stebbins Cushman Companion.pdf
The article announces that Stebbins's biography about Charlotte Cushman will soon be published. The journalist describes Stebbins as "the intimate companion and trusted confidant of the great actress." Credit Readex: America's Historical…

Letter from Manning Leonard to Emma Stebbins, Aug 8, 1877

CCP 12, 3521-3523, Leonard to ES, Aug 8, 1877 - OV.pdf
Leonard was delighted to hear that Cushman's family approves of the memoir.Credit Library of Congress,Charlotte Cushman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Letter from Manning Leonard to Emma Stebbins, Nov 29, 1876

CCP 12, 3521-3523, Leonard to ES, Nov 29, 1876 - OV.pdf
Stebbins' illness prevents her from writing the memoir about her "dear friend." Apparently, she asked Leonard to help her collect more information about Cushman's life. Manning suspects that Stebbins has Cushman's papers which "will fill many gaps."…

Accounts of Charlotte Cushman's Life, Notes by Stebbins

CCP 15. 3990-4000. Account of CCs Life.pdf
This document is a collection of different quotes given by Charlotte Cushman before her death. It is supposedly written by Emma Stebbins and ranges from family history, childhood experiences, financial struggles, to early career ambitions and…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Grace Greenwood, June 15, 1854

DMR CC to Greenwood, 1854 June 15.pdf
Charlotte Cushman tells Grace Greenwood about the change of her reputation after performing the role of Queern Katherine. She touches upon the heartbreak that she suffered from because Matilda Hays left her in London to be with Harriet Hosmer in Rome…

Letter from Geraldine Jewsbury to Emma Stebbins, Feb 6, 1877

CCP Box 11 Jewsbury, Geraldine to Stebbins, Emma. Feb 1877. 3462-3471.pdf
While working on the memoir of Charlotte Cushman, Emma Stebbins has made a request to Jewsbury, asking for her letters from 30 years ago. Although there are no 'secrets' in those letters, Jewsbury seems reluctant to hand them to Stebbins. The…

Transcripts of Letters from Emma Stebbins to Sidney Lanier, Sept 21, [1875] & Oct 7, 1875

JLP 2 Stebbins to Lanier, Sept 21, [1875].pdf
Emma Stebbins calls Charlotte Cushman "our Regina," like Helen Hunt, and writes about the obstacles that Cushman is facing, also in terms of health issues. Cushman's health has been improving.Lanier seems to be lonely and has suffered from health…

Transcript of Letter from Emma Stebbins to Sidney Lanier, Sept 10, [1875]

JLP 2 Stebbins to Lanier, Sept 10, [1875].pdf
Stebbins admits that Cushman's "illness absorbs" her. She often uses the first person plural to give opinions and news. Lanier is working on a book.Cushman let Stebbins send a note to a friend in England to receive some magazines that they usually…

Transcript of Letter from Emma Stebbins to Sidney Lanier, Aug 17, 1875

JLP 2 Stebbins to Lanier, Aug 17, 1875.pdf
Charlotte Cushman "had been in such constant suffering during the summer." Emma Stebbins repeatedly mentions Mr. Lippi as Cushman's doctor. Transcripts by Jennie Lorenz Credit Library of Congress, Charlotte Cushman Papers, Manuscript Division,…

Transcript of Letter from Emma Stebbins to Sidney Lanier, June 22, [1875]

JLP 2 Stebbins to Lanier, June 22, [1875].pdf
Emma Stebbins, Charlotte Cushman, and Lanier suffer from health issues. Cushman's health has deteriotated during her "Western tour." Emma suggests and supports a meeting between her brother and Lanier. She presumably talks about the college music…

Transcript of Letter from Emma Stebbins to Sidney Lanier, May 2, 1875

JLP 2 Stebbins to Lanier, May 2, 1875.pdf
Both Charlotte Cushman and Emma Stebbins are friends with Lanier. A college of music is about to be established in NYC. Stebbins offers Lanier to introduce him to a relative who is involved in the college project. Stebbins mentions a farewell…