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Letter from Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning to Anna Brownell Jameson, Feb 4, 1847

The Brownings inform Jameson that "Miss Cushman means to be imperious about Mr Chorley’s tragedy .. the ‘Duchess Eleanor’" Credit Armstrong Browning Library - The Browning Letters

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Mrs. Clevland [Clinland?/Clenland?], Oct 2, 1871

Facing a return to the stage, Cushman finds herself very busy again. She hardly participates in social gatherings anymore. However, she is willing to make an exception for a critic from the Tribune. Credit Armstrong Browning Library - Victorian…

Annie Fields's James T. Fields. Biographical Notes and Personal Sketches (1881)

Annie Fields_Biographical Notes and Personal Sketches (1881) short.pdf
Annie Fields mentions Cushman "a woman of great energy and ability" who aimed at "forwarding her own plans or those of others in whom she was interested." Credit Hathi Trust

Greenwood Leaves, Second Series, 1852

Greenwood Leaves - Omeka.pdf
Greenwood publishes her letters in a second series of her Greenwood Leaves. Credit

Letter from Grace Greenwood to John G. Whittier, Sept 9, 1849

NYPL Misc. GG to friend. Sept 9, 1849..pdf
Greenwood writes to Whittier about her Greenwood Leaves, the first series is about to be published by Ticknor&Fields. She laments that she is only allowed to include stories but no letters. Ticknor and Fields, however, offered her to publish a…

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 Charlotte Cushman to Mary Cushman, April 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…

"Charlotte Cushman's First Appearance in England," Harper's Bazar, March 18, 1876

1876. Harpers Bazar. Cushman in England..pdf
James H. Siddons gives a very intimate account of Charlotte Cushman's rise to success in England and describes her struggles and strategies, including a press network and behind-the-scenes accounts. Maddox is characterized as a capitalist,…

"Our Sanitary Fair in Rome," The Methodist, Apr 2, 1864

1864. Methodist. Solidarity Fair in Rome - Cushman.pdf
The preparations of the Sanitary Commission are highlighted. The article praises American artists in Rome, among who Cushman and Stebbins can be found, that contribute to raising money in a patriotic manner. The article names Emma Stebbins and…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Unknown [Rosalie Sully], Glasgow, Nov 30, [1845]

CCP 7, 2304-2306, CC to Unknown.pdf
Charlotte Cushman laments the "restrained expression" of the addressee in letters addressed to Charlotte. She met the addressee when the latter was 18 years old. The addressee has blue eyes and Cushman repeatedly assures the addressee of her love.…