Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Sarah Anderton [?], Feb 1, [no year]

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Sarah Anderton [?], Feb 1, [no year]


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Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889
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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Cushman has not been able to write to Anderton as she has been "crowded with visitors." She grows tired of having to follow etiquette "while [her] head & heart are aching."
Her employment is renewed until Feb 27, afterward, she will travel to Ireland.


Library of Congress, Charlotte Cushman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


LoC, CCP 7: 2221-2222





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[2221] Sunday night 1st Feby.
My own. my sweetest friend. If you could know how harassed & worried I have been since I wrote to you. you would not be astonished that you have not heard from me. I have had some half a dozen friends from the country. & different parts. paying me visits. which with my own visits. which etiquette & society expects one to pay. have
[2221 reverse] so completely occupied me. that I have been unable to put pens to paper. but you have been with me in thought more. oh. much more than I tell you or you would believe. I only hope I may be able to see you by May. & then I can tell you how worried I have been. My engaget [engagement] is renewed & I am to remain in town until the 27' Feby & then start to Ireland. Let me by

[2222] of you to believe that I will write to you. whenever I can find a moment to do so. I want no inclinations. & only want time because I have been so crowded with visitors. I need not tell l you how all this worries me. how I am compelled to put a smile on my face. while my head & heart are aching. I saw a great deal of Mr Stamnes [?] when he was in town. I suppose he has

[2222 reverse] reached home in safety. I thank you earnestly for your lines to me. they are sweetly pretty & pleased me exceedingly. Miss Cook. spoke very highly of them. she has left me for +++. I hope your morning [?] is better. pray deliver my kindest love to her. write to me when you can & will. & as often as you can find time. & believe that I shall do the same. God bless you dearest one. & trust me I am through all time fondly faithfully your Charlotte


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876

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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Sarah Anderton [?], Feb 1, [no year],” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed March 30, 2023, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/527.

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