|Creator:||Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893|
|Title:||Fanny Kemble collection|
|Quantity:||1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of correspondence, signatures, programs, an engraving, a daguerreotype and other miscellaneous items.|
Frances Anne (Fanny) Kemble, 1809-1893, was an English actress and author. She married Pierce Butler of Philadelphia, who inherited a Georgia plantation. Kemble witnessed slavery first-hand while living on her husband's plantation. She had previously refused to speak out publicly against slavery. Her letter to the Times was eventually published in 1863 as an appendix to her Journal of a residence on a Georgian plantation.
For more information, see the article "Fanny Kemble (1809-1893)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
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Fanny Kemble collection. MS 2459. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.