Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Aug 31, 1865

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Aug 31, 1865


Crow, Wayman, 1808-1885
Cushman, Edwin "Ned" Charles, 1838-1909
Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876
Cushman, Emma Crow, 1839-1920


Cushman is grateful for Emma's words of comfort as her mind is currently "crowded with cares & anxieties of many kinds." She regrets that Emma's baby has a cold and hopes Emma has by now seen Dr. Franco.
Cushman asks Emma to convey the latest business developments with Mr. Macallister and the Stuarts to her father.


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


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


LoC, CCP 3: 813-814





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[813] Yours & dear Neds [sic] note of the 27". came safe to hand on the evening of the 28". Thanks. ever, my darling for your dear & loving thoughts of me. which never fail me. I look always for my dear daughters [sic] notes & letters as true words of her life & anxious thoughts & desires +++ mine. and they are always faithful & loving. & fall very gratefully upon my spirit. which is too crowded with cares & anxieties of many kinds to be always as thoughtful for your happiness as I might be. or usually have been. when my mind was less oppressed than now! However, you forgive all my shortcomings certain, that I love you very very dearly. that I am grateful for all you are to me. for all the care you try to save me, for all the comfort you try, in every way, to be to me. When I feel better & +++. all [illegible, crossed out] will be well again. & I shall be more of a comfort to you. Than I can

[813 reverse] while I am so good for nothing as I am now. First & foremost, dear. to give you Raingeards [?, sic] address. which is simply A.J. Raingeard Grammont Belgium. he can send the things to J. +++ & Co for you. I hope Miss Davenport [?] will be careful about poor Miss Jane's laces she seems in an awful fix about them. Tell Raingeard the things are for Miss Cushman. & he must send as pretty a long veil as he can afford for the +++ francs. ask him what is the cheapest thing he has in the shape of white lace +++. you can write to Miss Willis [?] to +++. they will give you her address at her house 72 F. J. [?] House - I am so troubled at learning that dear baby has such an +++ a cold upon him. and sincerely hope that by this time. if you did go to Franco as you proposed. it has given way to the +++ he would have given you. I suppose he has been somewhere in the draft & taken cold. but more likely. you have had some high winds & when that is the case. That white impalpable dust which flies about in France so much. & which +++ upon the +++

[814] mountain [?]. gives irritation. which causes [illegible, crossed out] that dreadful flow of +++ from the nose. but it is very lowering. so you must find him well! will you tell your father with my dear love that I have information from +++ Stebbins that he collected the August dividend on the +++ Coal. 5 per cent & paid it into the hands of J & J Stuart. & then advised them to transfer the 50 Shares now in my name with into [inserted] theirs as Trustee. Thereby avoiding all future difficulties
They at once "saw it" & said they would +++
Tell him I have heard nothing from Mr Macalister about the Phil. Wil & Dil [?]!- has he heard any thing from the Stuarts about it? I wrote to Mr Macalister on the 14 of July about it. I suppose he must be out of town. I have written to him again by last weeks [sic] steamer. I ought to hear. something from him about the spencer House. & I dare say your father will be hearing about the 7.30. & +++ & Hudson [last two words inserted] from Stuart. & Mr +++ about the Chicago rent [?]. States savings. & perhaps +++ ground suburban! - will you tell him this for me. and then I need not write a second letter. Give my best love to him & to your mother who I hope is better. I am so glad dear little Mabel is so much improved. she is a dear

[814 reverse] Tell Ned with my best love that I have +++ more than a few francs at +++ which would do him no good. but if he takes the enclosed note to Richards. They will let [?] him have what he wants — or they will let him draw a bill at 30 days, or +++ but this note will answer all the purpose he will only have to pay interest upon the money to the +++ — until he pays up +++ account. & they will give him a check +++ which will save his carrying money about & always be receipts for your bills. for they cant [sic] be paid without the receipt being written on the check. especially if written payable to the name of the person +++ you own. I have had +++ shoe taken off so +++ let her feel expand [?]. & have had her +++ left off so that she may get a good +++ to Travel with. & then be clipped when +++ gets to Rome. She is first rate & I will hold +++ may offer to take it off his hands if she +++ comes to any disgrace through +++ a +++
Please tell Ned to bring the photos. with


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Cushman, Emma Crow, 1839-1920


[High Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK]

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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Emma Crow Cushman, Aug 31, 1865,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed May 19, 2024, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/928.

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