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Letter from Bellew to Charlotte Cushman, March 16, 1856

CCP 9, 2652-2653, B+++er to CC, March 16, 1856.pdf
The author of that letter accuses Matilda Hays of a "scheme" to end the friendship between the writer and Charlotte Cushman but spreading false information which is described as 'perverting' the author's conduct. Hays is called Cushman's…

Letter from E. B. Fisher to Charlotte Cushman, Oct 8, [1836]

CCP 11, 3311, Fisher to CC, Oct 8.pdf
Fisher describes himself as an unworthy correspondent to Charlotte Cushman. He praises her talent as an actress and apologizes for past mistakes without specifying what he is talking about. He agrees to her request that they should not meet…

Letter from E. B. Fisher to Charlotte Cushman, Oct 7, 1836

CCP 11, 3310, CC to Fisher, Oct 7, 1836.pdf
Fisher asks Charlotte Cushman to refrain from contacting him again. He expresses a firmly rooted disappointment in and aversion to society ("a scandal loving world"). Fisher touches upon an issue of Cushman being involved ("intimacy") with the…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Helen Hunt, Jan 6, 1874

Charlotte Cushman discusses friendship and Helen Hunt's pen name Saxe Holm about which Cushman will stay quiet. The letter may be the response to item 213. Cushman also touches upon people who gossip/spread rumor. Eventually, she informs Hunt that…

Letter from Rosalie Sully to Charlotte Cushman, May 11, 1845

CCP Box 14 Sully^J Rosalie to CC 1847.pdf
Rosalie Sully writes to Charlotte Cushman. Rosalie is heart-broken since the two had to go separate ways. To show her love, she is still wearing a ring and bracelet that Cushman gave her last summer. Rosalie is referring to a pledge on July 6, 1844,…

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 Emma Stebbins to Anne Whitney, Jan 8, 1879

1879_Letter from Emma Stebbins New York City New York to Anne Whitney.pdf
Emma Stebbins writes about grieving and some rumors in the papers, among which Hosmer confronts some libel. Credit Wellesley College Archives, Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4)


Craik's A Woman's Thoughts on Women (1858)

Craik_Woman's Thoughts about Women (1858).pdf
Craik comments on the relationship between truth and gossip, men and women, and gives contemporary examples of gossip and how to refrain from participating in gossipping activities.Leach indicates that Craik and Charlotte Cushman knew eacht other and…

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…

Letter from Helen Hunt to Charlotte Cushman

CCP 11, 3415-3419, HH to CC.pdf
Hunt explains to Charlotte Cushman why she has not sent her any verses as of late, and talks about the poem "Boon" that she did send but is unsure whether she has receieved it. There are mentions of a new poem of Hunt called "The Lost Symphony."…

Duyckinck's Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America (1872-1874)

Duyckinck_Portrait gallery of eminent men and women of Europe and America.pdf
Mary Marble mentions the collection of short biographies to Lyman Beecher Stowe when he is working on a biography of Cushman.Duyckinck's work comments on the lives of various artists and authors. The biographies include drawings/paintings of the…

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. Fields could help to "destroy the effect of this dirty article" in…

Pennsylvania Inquirer and National Gazette, False Reports, Nov 1, 1843

Pennsylvania Inquirer and National Gazette (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, November 01, 1843, false report-annotated.pdf
Cushman is mentioned in a headline in the category of news by the Eastern Mail. The Inquirer reprints the false reports that Macready criticizes in his diary. The article suggests reciprocal benefits for both Macready and Cushman when performing…

Letter from Thomas Colley Grattan to Charlotte Cushman, n.d. [1843]

CCP Box 11 Grattan to CC.pdf
The letter has no date on it but is addressed to Cushman in Philadelphia and talks about her performing together on stage with Macready in New York and Philadelphia, which suggests that the letter could be written in fall 1843. Thomas Grattan regrets…

Pennsylvania Inquirer and National Gazette, False Reports, November 01, 1843

Pennsylvania Inquirer and National Gazette (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, November 01, 1843, false report.pdf
Macready refers to these news as false reports in his diary. Credit 19th Century U.S. Newspapers

Boston Evening Transcript, Nov 16, 1843

Boston Evening Transcript, November 16, 1843, page 2 - annotated.pdf
The false reports that Macready referenced in his diary entry spread further. Credit Readex: America's Historical Newspapers

Boston Evening Transcript, October 31, 1843

Boston Evening Transcript, October 31, 1843, page 2 - false report - annotated.pdf
On page 2, the newspaper falsely reports on Cushman going tour with Macready. Macready mentions these false reports in his diary, which make him furious. Credit Readex: America's Historical Newspapers

Macready and Cushman, Boston Evening Transcript, November 14, 1843

Boston Evening Transcript, November 14, 1843, page 2 - annotated.pdf
On page 2, the paper speculates or utters wishful thinking about a theater performance involving both Macready and Cushman, performing Shakespearean roles. Given the context of false reports about Cushman accompanying Macready on his Southern tour…

Macready's Diary – Cushman mentions (edited by Toynbee, 1912)

Macready's Diary Screenshot.JPG
The diary entries depict an interesting dynamic between Macready's and Cushman's relationship. There is no diary entry from the beginning of January, 1844, when Cushman published her poem about Macready in the Anglo American Journal. Usually,…

"The Cabinet", Farmer's Cabinet, Feb 2, 1859

Farmer's Cabinet, Hosmer and Cushman mention, February 2, 1859-with annotations.pdf
In one of the entries in this column, Hosmer and Cushman are reported to be living together in Rome. Credit Readex: America's Historical Newspapers