Fanny Kemble collection

Fanny Kemble collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893
Title: Fanny Kemble collection
Dates: 1830s-1840s
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)
Abstract:The collection consists of correspondence, signatures, programs, an engraving, a daguerreotype and other miscellaneous items.
Coll. Number: ms2459

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Daguerreotypes (photographs)
Engravings (prints)
Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893 -- Correspondence
Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893 -- Photographs
Signatures (names)
Women authors, English--19th century--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fanny Kemble collection. MS 2459. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Fanny Kemble materials