Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, July 12, 1862

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Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, July 12, 1862


Relationships-- Intimate--Same-sex


Cushman inquires about a meeting with Jane Carlyle.


National Library of Scotland


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


NLS, ms1774, 233-234





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[233] Saturday morning
12 July, 1862
Best of dears! Will you forgive me for daring to name Sunday as my day for coming to see you. forgetting at the moment that I had an engagement for that day at Kingston. I hope I have not led you into any loss of pleasure elsewhere. May I come to you for a little while on Monday at 4. oclock [sic] - or half past 4. just to look at you & let me know when I shall come again.

[233 reverse] ah you make me such a +++! How happy I was with you on Thursday. Did you get the cold I did - for I was so delayed with wretched +++ that I did not reach my door until past 10 o'clock so cold & shivering! I hope you escaped. It was very dear walking with you. & dearer. listening to you If I come in an open carriage will you drive with us on Monday afternoon? That will be nicest for

[234] all will it not? send me one word to reach me on Monday morning at 9. Cunningham Place — St Johns  Wood (where I shall rest my bones for the next three weeks) to say 'Yes'.
God love you dear. & make you always care for
Your loving
Charlotte Cushman

Mrs Dilberoghue is very bad with her foot.
Miss Stebbins goes there tomorrow -


Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876


Carlyle, Jane Welsh, 1801-1866

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Cushman, Charlotte Saunders, 1816-1876, “Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, July 12, 1862,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed March 26, 2023, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/953.

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