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"Cushmania," 1844[?]

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Cartoon about Charlotte Cushman's rise to financial success Credit Library of Congress, Charlotte Cushman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Stebbins's Charlotte Cushman: Her Letters and Memories of Her Life (1878)

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Biography of Charlotte Cushman, written after her death by her spouse Emma Stebbins. The transcribed correspondence between Stebbins and Sidney Lanier (who had originally been chosen as the author of the biography) details the painstaking process of…

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,…

Waters' Charlotte Cushman (1882)

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The biography is part of an American Actor Series. It focuses on Cushman's stage career and includes letters, lists of performances and casts, advertisements of Cushman's performances, as well as articles. The Fields are, for instance, not mentioned.…

Stillman's The Autobiography of a Journalist (1901), Vol. 1

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Charlotte Cushman is mentioned on pages 359-365.Cushman and her "clique" (365) included Miss Stebbins, Harriet Hosmer, "and one or two others of lesser fame" (359).He states that she used her fame or even Stillman (critic) to denounce other sculptors…

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…

Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Mrs Stowe and Her Neighbors in Rome," Lowell Daily Citizen and News, July 23, 1860

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Originally, the article was published in the New York Independent on July 12, 1860. Stowe describes social gatherings in Via Gregoriana in Rome. She explicitly mentions Cushman's household, Stebbins, and Hosmer, who are living together. The short…

"The Cabinet", Farmer's Cabinet, Feb 2, 1859

Farmer's Cabinet, Hosmer and Cushman mention, February 2, 1859-with annotations.pdf
In one of the entries in this column, Hosmer and Cushman are reported to be living together in Rome. Credit Readex: America's Historical Newspapers

Macready's Diary – Cushman mentions (edited by Toynbee, 1912)

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The diary entries depict an interesting dynamic between Macready's and Cushman's relationship. There is no diary entry from the beginning of January, 1844, when Cushman published her poem about Macready in the Anglo American Journal. Usually,…

Vandenhoff's Leaves from an Actor's Note-Book; With Reminiscences and Chit-Chat of the Green-Room and the Stage, in England and America (1860)

Vandenhoff's Leaves from an Actor's Note-Book; With Reminiscences and Chit-Chat of the Green-Room and the Stage, in England and America (1860).pdf
Same text but different page no. published as Dramatic Reminiscences; or, Actors and Actresses in England and America (1860, London, T. W. Cooper).The autobiographical text was translated by A. v. Winterfeld and published in German as Blätter aus dem…

Byrne's Gossip of the Century: Personal and Traditional Memories (1892)

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A retrospective account of Cushman as actress and of her private life: The Memories serve as a good example for how the public image changes after Cushman's death and her success as an actress is being forgotten step by step.Gossip of the Century…

The Athenaeum, Cushman mention in Gossip Section, Sept 16, 1854

The Athenaeum, Sept. 16, 1854, Gossip - Omeka2.pdf
Cushman is announced to perform at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. The paragraph suggests that prices have been increased due to Cushman's renown. Credit Hathi Trust

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

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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…

Mowatt's Autobiography of an Actress; or, Eight Years on the Stage (1854)

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Mowatt is an actress that performs with/meets Susan and Charlotte Cushman as well as Macready. She serves as an example of annother actress carefully analyzing press coverage. Credit Hathi Trust

Leman's Memories of an Old Actor (1886)

Memories of an old actor, by Walter M. Leman (1886) - Omeka excerpt.pdf
Leman's account offers gossip from 'behind the scenes' about William Rufus Blake, Macready, and Cushman. It also speaks to Cushman's ambitions.Among other, Leman also mentions Melinda Jones and Anna Cora Mowatt. Credit Hathi Trust

Kate Sanborn's Memories and Anecdotes (1915)

Sanborn, Kate_Memories and Anecdotes. Mentions Hosmer, CC, and Greenwood (1915).pdf
Prominent author Kate Sanborn (The Wit of Women, 1885) recollects a meeting with Harriet Hosmer in her memoirs. Together they reminisce about Hosmer’s friendships with the Brownings, Grace Greenwood, and Charlotte Cushman. Credit Internet Archive

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…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Helen Hunt, Jan 6, 1874

Charlotte Cushman discusses friendship and Helen Hunt's pen name Saxe Holm about which Cushman will stay quiet. The letter may be the response to item 213. Cushman also touches upon people who gossip/spread rumors. Eventually, she informs Hunt that…