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"An Episode in Virginia," Boston Herald, Jul 25, 1897

An account of an "exciting" incident during her time in Brandy and Culpepper, Virginia, written by Lillian A. Lewis. Credit Boston Public Library

"Our Literary Women" and "Personal," The Freeman, Jan 5, 1889

1889_Freeman__January_5_1889_Literary Colored Women of America.pdf
This excerpt from The Freeman shows, on the left, a feature on "The Literary Colored Women of America" written by Gertrude Mossell (including illustrations of Josephine Heard, Ida B. Wells, Mary Ella Mossell, and Francis Ellen Watkins Harper) and, on…

Gossip (Washington, DC, 1891)

Gossip 1891 Vol 1.1.pdf
This is the first issue of Gossip, published in Washington, DC, in 1891 (a periodical of the same name appeared in New York in 1900). Numbers 1 to 11 are available on microfilm in the Library of Congress. No other copy seems to have survived – nor…

Town Topics. The Journal of Society, magazine published in New York (1885-1937)

Town Topics, published in New York, was "the preeminentsociety gossip magazine in the 1880s and 1890s" (Knight 1055). When William d'Alton Mann took over, he "turned it into a scandal sheet of a brazenness never equaled since" (New York Times). He…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Mr. Harrington, July 15, 1840

MS Ch.G.1.26. CC to Mr. Harrington, July 15, 1840.pdf
Charlotte Cushman asks for "something theatrical of a good prose article" about one of Felicia Hemans's letters to be published in Burton's Magazine. Credit Boston Public Library

Charlotte Cushman's Worth in 1869

1869. Daily Evening Bulletin. Cushman-Net Worth.pdf
Multiple newspapers listed how much Charlotte Cushman was worth in the year that she returned to the US-American stage. As the displayed sources show, there have been several reprints of this information all over the United States in that month and…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to King, n.d.

Harvard MS Thr 130. CC to King about article.pdf
Cushman mocks the gendered criticism of her figure and riding skills. Credit Houghton Library

Greenwood's "Notes from over the Sea," New York Times, 1875 to 1883

In her column "Notes from over the Sea", published in the New York Times, Grace Greenwood reports on her travels outside of the United States. She comments on various events, such as art exhibitions, stage performances, and social receptions,…

C. W. Elliott's "One Woman's Work," The Galaxy, Feb 1869

1869. Galaxy Magazine. Woman Work by Elliot.pdf
In a dramatized biographical account, Elliott depicts a hard-working, ambitious Cushman and her rise to success. Elliott includes direct quotes, questions, exclamation marks, and behind-the scenes gossip which "[m]any will remember." The article…

Letter from Isa Blagden to Charlotte Cushman, July [1], 1869

LoC. Isa Blagden to CC. Vol 9.pdf
Isa Blagden regrets that Charlotte Cushman has been in bad health recently. She suggests that Cushman should have a blood transfusion to attempt to improve her condition and points out that Cushman's cancer may be inherited.Blagden has also enclosed…

Letter from Emma Stebbins to Emma Crow Cushman, Nov 23, 1874

LoC. Cushman 13-1-3.pdf
Stebbins writes that the newspapers have been writing "exaggerated reports" about Cushman, which have been causing her great anxiety. An unfavorable paragraph about Cushman will appear in the Cincinnati Enquirer the following morning, which they have…

"Housekeeping in Rome," Charleston Daily News, Dec 25, 1869

1869. Charleston News. Housekeeping in Rome. Omeka.pdf
Originally published in the Philadelphia Bulletin, Brewster writes about how to live comfortably in Rome, differentiating between more and less affluent people. The article gives a graphic "short sketch of life in Rome" and reads like a guide to an…

Reviews of St. Martin's Summer, Chicago Tribune, April 27, 1866

1866. Chicago Tribune. St Martins Summer Reviews. Omeka.pdf
The list of reviews from different periodicals praises Brewster as a "cultivated mind" and the book as a "record of feelings." Credit Chronicling America

"Personal," The Evening Star, July 1, 1880

1880. Evening Star. Brewster as salonniere.pdf
The Evening Star characterizes Anne Brewster as "the accomplished correspondent" and a salonnière at Rome, Palazzo Maldura. Next to the "Political Notes," there is a column of "Washington Gossip." Credit Chronicling America

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…

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…

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

"How Charlotte Cushman Came to Play 'Nancy Sykes,'" The Superior Times, Oct 26, 1878

1878. Superior_Times_Sat__Oct_26.pdf
The reprint from Brewster's article for the Boston Advertiser speaks to Cushman’s performance as Nancy Sykes before she went to England. It is a glowing review and covers Cushman’s financial precarity and beginning of her career. The article is…

Note about Brewster Article, The Bucks County Gazette, Feb 2, 1882

1882. The_Bucks_County_Gazette.pdf
The note refers to a Brewster article for the Boston Advertiser. It mentions the Baroness von Bulow who, according to Brewster, shows "devotion" to her grandfather Liszt. Credit

"Some Curious Particulars About the Illness and Habits of the Pope," Jackson County Banner, May 24, 1877

1877. Jackson_County_Banner. Curious Particulars Pope.pdf
This reprint from the Philadelphia Bulletin speaks to the Pope's health and favorite food. Credit