Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, Dec 25, 1860

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, Dec 25, 1860

Description

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 writing presented to me. & one of Longfellow & one of Holmes. & Lowell. & Whittier."

Credit

Huntington Library, James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda

Creator

Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876

Source

Huntington, JTFP, Box 12, FI 685

Date

1860-12-25

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[page 1] one word of loving thanks dearest Annie for your sweet remembrance of this day for me. Sallie laid upon my pillow this morning – your lovely volume of Landor's Hellenics. & I was so pleased – this & a lovely pair of ear. rings (to match my +++ buttons & pin.) which my dear Emma gave me. & a little box of bonbons which Grace Greenwoods [sic] little girl brought me this morning. & Jamies [sic] "Glimpses" are my land marks of the day. I am very happy w [with] them

[page 2] all. but especially my books. which last forever! Thank you dear. and Jamie for remembering me so sweetly: You will have heard from Emma I suppose by this time as I know she purposed writing to you yesterday. She will have told you what a weary journey we had to New York & how cold we found it. Henry Stebbins was so delighted with his +++. he will have written to you also. I left my darling yesterday morning. & came on here. Tired, weary. foot sore. heart tired. arrived at 1. went to my rehearsal. Things bothering me very much. read the Desert Sands. which affected me most powerfully - as much

[page 3] the most artistic thing I have ever read of Mrs Prescott. & then to the Theatre. where a very fine house awaited me - although Xmas Eve - is proverbially bad Every where: came home very late. very cross. slept well & this morning awoke with stiff neck cold in my head & many miserables. I feel so lonely without my other, & much very better half. Sallie is out to dinner. & I am alone for the rest of the day. This is rest. but on this day of all others one wants somebody do they not? & the silence compared with Boston is appalling. However I hope to get some reading done now & heaven knows I have need

[page 4] I am much delighted with +++ article on Page. & what he says of me. is wondrous. do you think that an Editor note might put my name at the bottom of the page. or is it sufficient? I very much want a likeness of Emerson. with his own writing presented to me. & one of Longfellow & one of Holmes. & Lowell. & Whittier. do you think you could accomplish this for me? against my coming back in April?— Now God bless you dear give my best love to Jamie. & believe me ever most affectionately
Your attached Charlotte

From

Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876

To

Fields, Annie, 1834-1915

Location

La Pierre House, Philadelphia, PA, US

Geocode (Latitude)

39.9527237

Geocode (Longitude)

-75.1635262

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Citation

Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Annie Fields, Dec 25, 1860,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed November 28, 2021, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/195.

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