Health of Charlotte Cushman, The New York Times, Oct 2, 1869

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Health of Charlotte Cushman, The New York Times, Oct 2, 1869

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Speculation on Cushman's health after an operation

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The New York Times

Date

1869-10-02

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When I wrote you a few weeks ago of meeting Miss CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN in Malvern, and how full she seemed of life, energy, intellectual activity and interest in art and society, talking of her long residence in Rome and the hundreds of distinguished people she met there from all parts of the world, I should have written quite differently of her had I known the sad truth - the real reason of her resort to the invigorating air and sparkling waters of these beautiful hills. I was greatly shocked to learn, a few days afterward, that with all that seeming of health she was suffering from one of the most painful and fatal diseases. After a few weeks at Malvern she went to Edinburgh to have an operation - one of the most hopeless in surgery - performed by Sir JAMES SIMPSON, and she now lies at the point of death, quite given up by her nearest friends, and those who should be the best judges of her condition. It may be that her strong constitution will carry her through, but no one seems to entertain the least hope, and the news of her death may have already reached you.

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NYC, NY, US

Geocode (Latitude)

40.7127281

Geocode (Longitude)

-74.0060152

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“Health of Charlotte Cushman, The New York Times, Oct 2, 1869,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed May 19, 2022, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/363.

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