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Edmund Burke Fisher

Fisher works as an editor and writer, for the New Yorker among others. He regularly presents himself as an admirer and suitor of Cushman. He actively shapes her career by facilitating business contacts and expanding Cushman social capital.

James Parton's Eminent Women of the Age (1869)

Parton et al._Eminent Women - Omeka.pdf
Eminent Women was written by James Parton, Horace Greeley, T.W. Higginson, J. C. Abbott, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Prof. James M. Hoppin, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, and others that are not listed.Greeley founded the New…

Letter from Anne Whitney, Mar 23, 1869

1869_Letter from Anne Whitney 1869 March 28.pdf
Anne Whitney's letter offers another perspective on Harriet Hosmer's participation in fox hunts in Rome and the rift this caused with Charlotte Cushman (see also Merrill 236). Whitney tells the recipient about an English woman who frames Hosmer's…

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…

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 Annie Fields, Dec 25, 1860

CC to AF, 1860-12-25.pdf
Cushman describes Emma Stebbins as her "much better half" and her "darling." She tells Annie about their stressful journey to NYC and about a favorable article about herself that she encountered. She desires "a likeness of Emerson. with his own…

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, 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 [Boston Daily Evening?] Transcript could help to "destroy the…

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 [Boston Daily?] Advertiser or [Boston Daily Evening?]…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow, Sept 12, 1860

CCP Box 1 CC to ECC 1860, Sep 12.pdf
Cushman is anxious that Emma Crow may lose letters that Charlotte sent: "I don't like such dear letters addressed to me to be lost. or be sent to the Dead letter office. If any 'unscrupulous person or persons' should find it. my reputation might be…