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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 paper 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 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…

Partial Transcript of Letter from Edwin Cushman to Sidney Lanier, July 2[?], 1876

JLP 2 Stebbins to Lanier, July 2, 1876.pdf
Financial details of contract between Osgood and Stebbins discussed Transcripts by Jennie Lorenz Credit Library of Congress, Charlotte Cushman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.