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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, July 12, 1862

NLS, ms1774, 235-236 recto, Cushman to Jane Carlyle in Ms. 1771 dated 15 July 1862.pdf
Cushman plans to meet Carlyle and writes about her "loving admiration" for Jane. Credit National Library of Scotland

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, July 12, 1862

NLS, ms1774, 233-234 recto, Cushman to Jane Carlyle in Ms. 1771 dated 12 July 1862.pdf
Cushman inquires about a meeting with Jane Carlyle. Credit National Library of Scotland

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, Nov 16, 1861

NLS, ms. 1774, ff.216-217 verso, Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, Rome, 16 Nov, 1861.pdf
Charlotte Cushman writes a glowing letter of affection to Jane Welsh Carlyle. Cushman admires her, speaks of mutual love, begs Jane to write to her. She mentions Rosa Bonheur as a mutual friend. Credit National Library of Scotland

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, n.d.

CCP 3, 846-847, CC to ECC, nd. Omeka.pdf
Charlotte Cushman discusses accommodation arrangements and laments the physical distance between her and Emma, she "cannot bear to have you down there & I up here." Credit Library of Congress, Charlotte Cushman Papers, Manuscript Division,…

Letter from Anne Brewster to Mary Howell, July 8, 1864

ABP 27 10 Letter to Howell, July 8, 1864.pdf
Anne Brewster describes the fiancé of her cousin Frank as a "well-posé person" whose manners she feels drawn to. She adds: "Had I been alone with her I should have kissed her [inserted] but I would not take a liberty with her before any one for fear…

Cobbe's Autobiography Life of Frances Power Cobbe (1894)

1894. Cobbe Power, Frances_Life of. Cushman Hosmer chapter. Omeka.pdf
The excerpt gives insights into Charlotte Cushman's household in Rome and the introduction of Cobbe to Mary Lloyd in 1861-62. Credit Hathi Trust

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

CCP 1, 155-160, CC to ECC June 12, 1860.pdf
Cushman is looking forward to finally seeing Emma in Liverpool again. She informs Emma about possible sleeping arrangements for Dovedale and Manchester on her way to Wales. Cushman also regrets the dreadful weather Emma has to fare with during her…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, May 23, 1860

CCP 1, 147-152, CC to ECC May 23, 1860 (feelings to be hidden acc. to Markus) - OV.pdf
Cushman assures Emma Crow of her love for her. Cushman will travel from Paris to London soon and meet Crow in the accomodation arranged by Mr Fields, which Cushman, however, deems to be way too expensive. She touches upon the issue of protecting her…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, May 8, 1860

CCP 1, 147-152, CC to ECC May 8, 1860 (feelings to be hidden acc. to Markus) - OV.pdf
Emma is with Miss Whitwell who interferes with Emma's traveling plans to see Charlotte. Cushman feels that Whitwell is jealous of Charlotte and Harriet ("Her remarks with regard to your dear friend Miss Cushman are simply womanish spite"). A ring…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, May 3, 1860

CCP Box 1 CC to ECC May 3, 1860 (feelings to be hidden acc. to Markus).pdf
This letter is particularly hard to read since it was written in pencil.Cushman will meet Emma in a hotel in Paris. She goes over detailed travel arrangements.Cushman and Emma Crow hope for a future that allows them to be together as much as…