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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Mary Cushman, Apr 17, 1845

CCP 1, 26-27, CC to mother 1845, April 17 (disapproval) - OV Omeka.pdf
The letter discusses an incident of "beastly conduct of a woman" who Charlotte once defended and called her "intimate friend." Charlotte fears being "implicated by any misrepresentation of hers." Charlotte hopes that her mother's "account was a…

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…

Letter from Charles Cushman to Emma Stebbins, Friday, Sept 3, [1869?]

LoC, CCP 10, 3104-3105, Letter from Edwin Cushman to Emma Stebbins, Friday, Sept 3.pdf
Charles tells Stebbins about Charlotte's current health situation. Charlotte is being treated by James Simpson at the moment. Charles mentions an article of Mrs Stowe on Lady Byron in Mc'millan that is being talked about. Credit Library of…

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

Katherine C. Walker's "American Studios in Rome and Florence," Harper's New Monthly Magazine, June 1866

1866. Harpers Monthly. American Studios in Rome.pdf
The article praises a range of US-American artists living and working in Rome, among who Story, Hosmer, Tilton, and Hiram Powers can be found. It advertises their studios to potential US-American travelers who pass through Rome on their way and…

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…

Interesting Gossip, Richmond Dispatch, July 5, 1852

1852. Richmond Dispatch. Interesting Gossip.pdf
A short entry about Grace Greenwood stating that celebrity opera singer Jenny Lind Goldschmidt is an abolitionist, which is presented as "interesting gossip". Credit

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,…

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

1860. Beecher Stowe, Harriet_Rome Neighbors_Lowell_Daily_Citizen_and_News__July_23_1860.pdf
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…

Greenwood's Haps and Mishaps of a Tour in Europe (1854)

Grace Greenwood_Haps and Mishaps of a Tour in Europe (1854) - no CC mentions.pdf
Greenwood gives a detailed account of her journey through Europe, including dates and tourist sights. She also includes accounts of dinner parties, for instance. She characterizes the people participating in social gatherings for the reader.She also…

Greenwood's "Notes from over the Sea," New York Times, April 30, 1876

Greenwood reports on her travels through Italy. She fondly remembers her time with Cushman 23 years ago when the group of single ladies was referred to as the "happy family." Greenwood calls Cushman their "chaperone."At the beginning, Greenwood…

Greenwood as a Social Lion, Brooklyn Times Union, Aug 6, 1887

1887. Brooklyn Times Union. Gossip.pdf
The article presents Greenwood as "a social lion, being constantly entertained by the leading families in England" based on intimate knowledge from a "private letter." Credit

Grace Greenwood's "An American Salon," Feb 1890

An American Salon -Omeka2.pdf
Greenwood introduces Gamaliel Bailey (editor of The National Era since 1847) and his wife as hosts of the respective salon to the reader. She touches upon senators and the abolition cause, social life in Washington by giving away stories about…

Gossip Letter from Atlanta, Atlanta Constitution, June 23, 1875

The notice misrepresents the living arrangement of Cushman and Stebbins in Newport. Stebbins is called Cushman's niece. Credit

Frances Elliot's Roman Gossip (1894)

Elliott_Roman Gossip Excerpt.pdf
Elliot's account of Rome displays his experiences and descriptions of the city. The preface defends gossip as a valid source of information for "domestic" and "familiar" stories that add to those widely known. Credit HathiTrust Digital Library

Excerpt from Grace Greenwood's "Sketch from Life" (1849)

NYPL Misc. A Sketch from Life. Omeka.pdf
Greenwood writes a sketch about Henry Elliot. The (auto)biographical account is published by Sara Josepha Hale in an edited collection called The Opal: A Pure Gift for the Holy Days (1849). Credit New York Public Library

European Gossip, Clay Center Dispatch, Mar 29, 1877

1877. Gossip Notes.pdf
Among gossip notes, a passage from the New York World note by Brewster about a wedding of the American Countess von Linden can be found. Credit