Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Wayman Crow, July 25, 1860

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Wayman Crow, July 25, 1860


Stebbins, Emma, 1815-1882
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
Crow, Wayman, 1808-1885
Social Events--Travels
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908


Emma Stebbins' abscess prevents Stebbins and Cushman from traveling. Cushman informs Wayman Crow about her correspondence with his daughter and assures him that she is traveling "faithfully."


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


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


LoC, CCP 1: 174-175





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[174] Dear Mr Crow

I have to acknowledge with many thanks, your kind letter of the 21th. which has reached me here to day [sic]. circumstances in Mrs Garlands [sic] (Miss Stebbins [sic]) family rendered it difficult for them to come to Newport this week. & they wished me to wait until they could come under my wing. Therefore we came up here for the week purposing to leave on the 31" for Newport. since our arrival here

[174 reverse] Miss Stebbins has been so miserable a sufferer from abscess in the face that she has not left her bed for four days. & as yet. it is not possible for us to say when she will be fit to be moved. for us yet so far [last two words inserted]. she is entirely disfigured by the swelling in her face. I will beg you to have patience with my inabilities & as soon as I find I am able to move[?]. I will write & tell you of my needs. most likely I shall come on by myself somewhere about the 2d or 4". & pay my little visit to you & Mrs Crow. & that Miss Stebbins will join me with her mother & sister afterwards

[175] Be sure I shall come is soon as I possibly can. It will be a true pleasure to me to meet dear Hattie at the same time. I am so glad to hear her fathers health is improving & that she is '+++ fat'. I had a sweet little letter from Emma by the last mail telling me they were getting on to Paris & that +++ +++ trip have been full of interest though full of fatigue. Dear child she is doing her duty in travelling very faithfully. Remember me most kindly

[175 reverse] to Mrs Crow. Miss +++ & the +++ ones. The two Crayons disappeared from Eleventh Street. so I suppose the Porter recd them. Miss Stebbins paid in New York for the mounting $12 with the Passepartout which she brought from Paris. & the price for the crayons is $100 each. You shall send the +++ for them to me here or to the care of Mr Stebbins H.S. [initials inserted]. 5/ Exchange Place. New York. or hold it until I come to Newport as you will. Miss Stebbins desires her kindest compliments & thanks to you— Believe me ever sincerely
C. Cushman


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Crow, Wayman, 1808-1885


Croton Falls, New York, United States of America

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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Wayman Crow, July 25, 1860,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed December 6, 2023, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/532.

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