Henry Fothergill Chorley

Profile of Henry Fothergill Chorley

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Henry Fothergill Chorley

Description

Chorley is a musical critic who writes for The Athenaeum. He also writes plays, e.g., "Duchess Eleanor" for which he asks for Cushman's support. When Charlotte Cushman performs as Queen Katherine after Rosalie's death, starting in October 1847, Chorley is thrilled.
Robert Browning meets Cushman at Chorley's. Cushman repeatedly mentions Chorley in her letters until 1876, for example in her correspondence with Sidney Lanier. Chorley's correspondence with Cushman is also included in Stebbins's biography of the actress. Most of the letters from Chorley to Cushman included in ArchivalGossip.com were sent between 845 and 1859.

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Birth Date

1808

Birthplace

Lancashire, England

Death Date

1872

Occupation

journalist
editor
musical critic
literary critic
writer

Secondary Texts: Comments

Referring to Charlotte Cushman's social circle, Merrill introduces Chorley as "one of her most helpful supporters" that was a "well regarded social host" (140) who fostered regular meetings between Charlotte and Robert Browning as well as the Howitts.

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Citation

“Henry Fothergill Chorley,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed July 6, 2022, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/45.

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