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"An Episode in Virginia," Boston Herald, Jul 25, 1897

LewisLillian-Boston_Herald_1897-07-25_28.pdf
An account of an "exciting" incident during her time in Brandy and Culpepper, Virginia, written by Lillian A. Lewis. Credit Boston Public Library

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Nov 20, 1872

MS 3748. CC to Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Nov 20, 1872.pdf
Charlotte Cushman allows Elizabeth Palmer Peabody to use Cushman's name if Peabody thinks that "will carry any weight." Cushman also mentions a fire that "interrupted" her engagement. Credit Boston Public Library

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to [Unknown], n.d.

NYPL Misc Papers, Cushman CC to unknown, n.d..pdf
In this letter to an unknown recipient, Charlotte Cushman apologizes and declines their invitation during her stay at Bayswater, London since she is very busy and has no "breathing time". She invites the recipient to her home and wishes them…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, July 15, 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 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 Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Aug 17, 1865

CCP 3, 841-843, CC to ECC Aug 17, 1865. Omeka.pdf
Charlotte Cushman discusses health issues, UK accommodation costs, how important it is to know French for one's reputation in Rome, and hints at a potential future pregnancy of Emma Crow referring to her son's "little sister who means to come some…

Letter from W. Corbyn to Messrs. Ludlow & Smith, Dec 13, 1849

This letter discusses travel arrangements for Charlotte Cushman, Matilda Hays, and Sallie Mercer. Cushman has voiced safety concern that "authorities [...] will seize" her servant or "put a temporary stop" to their traveling when they go to New…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to William Wetmore Story, May 31, 1858

CCP 16 misc CC to WW Story May 31 1858 Omeka.pdf
Charlotte Cushman orders a copy of one of Story's statuettes and asks about one of his poems for her to read. She also informs him about taking a break from stage and reading performances ("I want a long rest from public life") and her moving to Rome…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Dec 26, 1862

CCP 2, 507-512, CC to ECC Dec 26 1862 Omeka.pdf
Charlotte Cushman would like her family to live closer to her, thinking of Ned but Emma Crow Cushman in particular. She mentions translation issues and cultural differences between Rome/Italy and the US. Cushman also informs Emma about the pain in…

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…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Mr. Danop, Oct 16, 1863

NYPL Misc Papers MssCol 9069 Cushman letters misc Oct 16, 1863.pdf
Cushman verifies Oct 27 as the date for her charity performance. She has prepared the roles of Lady Macbeth and Meg Merrilees. Credit New York Public Library

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Henry C. Willard, Nov 22, 1871

NYPL Misc Papers MssCol 9069 Cushman letters misc Nov 22, 1871.pdf
Willard has asked Cushman to do a reading of Shakespeare's Henry VIII in Brattleboro in January. She demands $500 for five nights in advance. Credit New York Public Library

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Henry C. Willard, Dec 8, 1871

NYPL Misc Papers MssCol 9069 Cushman letters misc Dec 8, 1871.pdf
Cushman has arranged to come to Brattleboro on Dec 22. She asks Willard for advice on which railway to take from New Haven to Brattleboro and back. Credit New York Public Library

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Henry C. Willard, Dec 2, 1871

NYPL Misc Papers MssCol 9069 Cushman letters misc Dec 2, 1871.pdf
Cushman is uncertain whether she will be able to come to Brattleboro on Dec 21 or 22, as her engagement at the theatre is taking up all her time. Credit New York Public Library

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Aug 28, 1865

CCP 3, 803-814, CC to ECC 1865, Aug 28.pdf
Cushman is glad to hear that Emma, Ned, and their baby are in good health. She is, however, worried about the baby striking his head when he learns to walk and asks Emma to inquire a doctor about some medicine as a precaution. She should also ask…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Aug 21, 1865

CCP 3, 803-814, CC to EC, Aug 21, 1865.pdf
Emma will soon travel from Versailles to Paris to meet her sister and mother. Cushman offers Emma some advice for her stay and suggests leaving the baby with the nurse in Versailles so that she has less work on her hands.Cushman is not surprised by…

Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, July 5, 1861

CCP 1, 289-290, Letters 1861 July 5 - OV.pdf
Cushman writes Emma that she will be looking out for her at the Worcester station the following evening in case Emma wants Cushman to stay with her. If not, she will continue to Boston and meet her there on Sunday. Leaving Emma leaves her…

"She Wears a Peruke," Hartford Daily Courant, Jan 26, 1877

1877. Hartford Faily Courant. Brewster Column (1).pdf
Brewster reports on her sighting of Eugénie of France at the Vatican. She recounts her shock at the appearance of the Empress, as Brewster had previously known her for her "rare beauty." Especially her peruke aroused outrage among the…