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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Dec 12-13, 1862

CCP 2, 501-503, CC to ECC Dec 12-13 1862 Omeka.pdf
Charlotte Cushman faces "going out to my social duties as a sort of relief" from her illness (cold). Large parts of the letter address social gatherings and US American citizens in Rome, most of whom are "well bred."The actress is still haunted by…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Dec 5-6, 1862

CCP 2, 496-500, CC to ECC Dec 5-6 1862.pdf
As Emma Crow Cushman is married and busy decorating and furnishing her house, Charlotte Cushman thinks nostalgically of more frequent and longer "old time letters." Repeatedly, Charlotte mentions that Emma's husband, and Charlotte's nephew and…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to George Combe, Nov 23, 1845

NLS, ms7275, 28, Charlotte Cushman to George Combe, Nov 23, 1845.pdf
Cushman has received a favorable reply from George Combe in which he calmed her down in terms of the reputational damage that Combe implied in his first letter to the actress which put her in distress earlier. Credit National Library of Scotland

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to George Combe, Nov 21, 1845

NLS, ms7275, 28, Charlotte Cushman to George Combe, Nov 21, 1845.pdf
Cushman presents herself as shocked and surprised at the "gross motive [that] might be attributed" to her performance of Romeo on stage together with her sister Susan: "your hints have only plunged me into trouble — for I find the subject, in a new…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to John Povey, Oct 17, 1847

NYPL, CC to John Povey, Oct 17, 1847. Omeka.pdf
Cushman discusses financial issues, theaters as potentially attracting "vulgar" audiences, the future of the US-American and English drama, Macready's rivalry with Edwin Forrest, newspaper reviews of her performances ("Have them copied when they will…

"Fashions," Godey's Lady's Book, Jan 1851 to Sep 1892

Fashions.pdf
"Fashions" is a column in Godey's Lady's Book that offers fashion advice for young girls and women alike, and recounts the latest trends, which are often exemplified by detailed illustrations. This column precedes the column "Godey's Fashions";…

"Fashion, Fact, and Fancy," Godey's Lady's Book, Aug 1895 to Jan 1897

Fashion, Fact and Fancy.pdf
"Fashion, Fact, and Fancy" is a column in Godey's Lady's Book that, similarly to "Godey's Fashions", demonstrates the latest local and international fashion trends, exemplified by detailed illustrations. The column references historic as well as…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Edwin Cushman, Aug 23, 1869

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Cushman reprimands Ned for his carelessness in regard to writing his letters and paying the postage.She has read Clanson's letter and approves his business proposal. However, he advises Ned to write Clanson another letter and ask Mr. Crow to obtain a…

Greenwood's "Notes from over the Sea," New York Times, 1875 to 1883

In her column "Notes from over the Sea", published in the New York Times, Grace Greenwood reports on her travels outside of the United States. She comments on various events, such as art exhibitions, stage performances, and social receptions,…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Oct 4, 1865

CCP 3, Cushman correspondence 1865 15-17.pdf
Cushman has been feeling physically weaker and her disappointment in various people has added to her suffering. Especially Emma Stebbins' infidelity has affected her and only Emma Cushman's love has "[kept her] above drowning."Upon her arrival in…