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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.

Final New York Performance on Nov 7, 1874

1874. The_Boston_Globe_Farewell. Omeka.pdf
Charlotte Cushman performs for Booth's Theater in New York for the last time. She acts as Lady Macbeth on stage together with George Vandenhoff among others. Credit only attached as illustration)

Poem by Cushman about Macready, The Anglo American, Jan 1844

The Anglo-American_Macready Poem by Cushman (1 Jan 1844).pdf
Cushman writes the poem in December 1843 and publishes it in January 1844. There is no entry in Macready's diary, and it is unclear how Macready reacted to Cushman's lyrical praise. CreditEBSCO

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.…

Bradford's "Charlotte Cushman" (1925/1932)

Bradford_Biography and the Human Heart. 1905. Cushman.pdf
In his biography Biography and the Human Heart (1932), Bradford republished the article (The North American Review, Vol. 221, No. 827 (Jun. - Aug., 1925)) as a chapter. Other biographical chapters covered Walt Whitman or Henry Longfellow, for…

Reed's and Powell's Happy Women (1913)

1913. Reed, Myrtle_Happy Women. Charlotte Cushman.copy - Omeka.pdf
A chapter praises the "first great American actress" who came to "immortal fame" as "genius." Cushman is described as dedicated to her work which brought her happiness after an early disappointment in love. She is characterized as a woman of honor,…

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…

"Letters from the Capital," by Grace Greenwood, National Era, 1852

1852. National Era. Greenwood about CC.pdf
Grace Greenwood offers a glowing review of Cushman's performances in Washington, D.C. (as Romeo and Rosalind respectively) that stresses the sexual undertones of her audience's attraction to the actress (e.g. "She compells your half-bewildered…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow, Mar 31, 1858

CCP 1.60-61 CC to ECC, March 31, 1858.pdf
In this letter, Charlotte reassures Emma of her love. She promises to visit Emma soon. Charlotte mentions Harriet Hosmer who is trying to find a winter residence in Rome for Cushman. At the end of the year, Charlotte would eventually move to Via…

Grace Greenwood

Portrait of Grace Greenwood (Sara Jane Clarke)
Grace Greenwood is the pen name of Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott. Lippincott often signs her letters with her pseudonym. Greenwood travels Europe (for a certain period of time, she also travels with Cushman) in 1853 and publishes Greenwood Leaves with…

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…

"Strong Friendship between Hosmer and Cushman", Albany Evening Journal, Jan 21, 1859

Albany Evening Journal, Hosmer and Cushman mention, January 21, 1859-with annotations.pdf
On page 2, the newpaper uses the term "strong friendship." It is publicly known that both women live together. Credit Readex: America's Historical Newspapers

"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

[no title], Weekly Council Bluffs Bugle, Oct 26, 1859

Weekly Council Bluffs Bugle, Stebbins and Cushman mention, October 26, 1859-with annotations.pdf
A very short entry reports that Charlotte Cushman and Emma Stebbins are travelling together to Rome. Credit Readex: America's Historical Newspapers

Cobbe's Italics: Brief Notes on Politics, People and Places in Italy (1864)

Cobbe_Italics. Brief notes on politics, people, and places in Italy, in 1864 excerpt1.pdf
Among others, the text mentions Hosmer and Cushman. Cobbe describes the Cushman household as a "women club." Credit Hathi Trust