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"Letters from the Capital," National Era, Jan 15, 1852

1852. National Era. Letter from the Capital.pdf
An example of one of Greenwood's letters reporting about the political life in Washington DC Credit Newspaper.com

"Letters from the Capital," National Era, Feb 13, 1851

1851. National Era. Letter from the Capital.pdf
An example of one of Greenwood's letters reporting about the political life in Washington DC Credit Newspaper.com

Record of the Metropolitan Fair in Aid of the United States Sanitary Commission Held at New York in April 1864

1864. Metropolitan Fair US Sanitary Commission excerpt. Omeka.pdf
The excerpt praises Cushman's performance of "Macbeth" together with Edwin Booth retrospectively""It was perhaps the most memorable of all the public performances given to the Sanitary Commission."The record ispublished in 1867, three years after the…

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.For instance, letter no. 12 is published in the National Era, Sept 23, 1852.The first series was published two years earlier, in 1850. Credit Archive.org

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…