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Anne Brewster's "Miss Cushman," Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Aug 1878

1878. August. Blackwoods Magazine. Brewster about CC Omeka.pdf
Anne Brewster describes the relationship between herself and Charlotte Cushman starting at the beginning of the 1840s as an "intimacy" and "intimate friendship". Together they were reading plays and preparing for Charlotte's performances on stage.…

Letter from Charles Cushman[?] to Emma Stebbins

LoC, CCP 8, 2499-2508, Letter from Charles Cushman to Emma Stebbins.pdf
First mentioned in the letter are Charlotte's first successes in Great Britain, of which Sally should be able to tell Stebbins more about. The sender, who could be Charles Cushman because he was in England with Charlotte in the 1840s and talks about…

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

The Anglo-American_Macready Poem by Cushman (1 Jan 1844).pdf
Cushman writes that poem in December 1843 and publishes it in January 1844.
There is no diary entry from when Charlotte Cushman published her poem about Macready. Between Dec 1843 and May 1844 Charlotte Cushman is not mentioned in Macreadys diary.

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, [1865]

Letter from CC to AF, 1865
Charlotte Cushman mentions the Sanitary Commission and asks the Fields for help in terms of advertising a performance of her as she aims at collecting money for the charity. In particular, she asks Annie to send James to Ticknor Jr., as Chushman…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to James Fields, July 15, 1868

Letter from CC to JF, July 15, 1868
Cushman has sent packages to London and mentions the genius of Hawthorne. Due to her aversion to reading, she asks Fields that he may tell her audience of wealthy people that she would rather not read in public if she can help it. In particular,…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, Jan 5, 1871

CC to AF, 1871-01-05.pdf
Cushman informs the Fields family about her plans of traveling and her looking for a house for Emma Cushman. Her fondness for the Hunt family, in addition to her indecisiveness about whether she should retire from the stage or go back to it, are…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, Nov 27, [1871?]

CC to AF, 1871-11-27.pdf
Cushman asks James Fields for a favor on behalf of Stebbins who was upset about the "lack of applause" at a performance at the theater. Fields should print a comment in the Advertiser or Transcript. Credit Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to the Fields family, Apr 16, 1872

CC to AF and JF, 1872-04-16.pdf
Cushman laments her strained vocal chords and a cancelled reading event. She draws James Fields's attention to a 'Peace Saga' that Cushman wants him to publish in the Atlantic. She explicitly mentions that she expects to be paid for it. Her mind is…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, June 29, 1873

CC to AF, 1873-05-29.pdf
The commissioned sculpture of an angel in Central Park, created by Emma Stebbins, was met with ridicule by several papers. Cushman urges Annie to help her act against this slander. The Transcript could help to "destroy the effect of this dirty…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to the Fields Family, [c. Sep, 1860]

CC to AF and JF, 1860.pdf
Cushman asks James Fields to help Ned find a respectable business in Boston which would also make Emma Crow "a more satisfying companion."Credit Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda