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For several years Cushman taught school--which she did not enjoy--before becoming a librarian, first at the Providence (R.I.) Public Library, and ultimately at Brown University where she managed the newly acquired McLellan Lincoln Collection donated by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Her work involved cataloging and augmenting the collection. She also published articles and pamphlets on it, traveled to consult other Lincoln collections, and corresponded extensively with researchers. In a letter written to Frank Waugh in anticipation of 1905’s 25th reunion, she indicates that her father was living with her just outside of Providence, and that she still maintained something of the agricultural spirit: "My father and I have been very busy getting the new gardens started this spring." For several years Cushman taught school--which she did not enjoy--before becoming a librarian, first at the Providence (R.I.) Public Library, and ultimately at Brown University where she managed the newly acquired McLellan Lincoln Collection donated by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Her work involved cataloging and augmenting the collection. She also published articles and pamphlets on it, traveled to consult other Lincoln collections, and corresponded extensively with researchers. In a letter written to Frank Waugh in anticipation of 1905’s 25th reunion, she indicates that her father was living with her just outside of Providence, and that she still maintained something of the agricultural spirit: "My father and I have been very busy getting the new gardens started this spring."
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 +==== References ====
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 +  * Class of 1905 Records (RG 50/6), Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
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 +  * //Index// of 1903
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 +  * //Index// of 1905
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 +  * //Index// of 1906
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 +  * See also [[w:women|Women at UMass]]
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