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Fanny Kemble collection

Fanny Kemble collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Fanny Kemble collection
Creator: Hargrett Library
Inclusive Dates: 1830-1832, 1859
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2459
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Frances Anne Kemble (1809-1893) was a British actress and writer.

For more information, see the article "Fanny Kemble (1809-1893)" at New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden playbills from shows casting Fanny Kemble, two letters written by Kemble, and engravings and a daguerreotype of Kemble, from 1830-1832. The collection also includes the March 12, 1859 issue of New-York Times, featuring a news article regarding sales of the estate of Mr. Pierce Butler of Savannah, Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fanny Kemble collection, ms2459, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Daguerreotypes (photographs)
Engravings (prints)
Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893
Playbills -- England.
Women authors -- Correspondence.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Playbills, letters, 1830-1832, 1859
Philharmonic Hall playbill, Shakspearean Readings, undated.Fanny Kemble signature, undated.Letter, "My dear Miss Howard," signed "Fanny Kemble," undated.Letter, signed "Fanny Kemble, Edwards' Hotel," undated.Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden playbill, Venice Preserved, February 10, 1830.Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden playbill, Grecian Daughter, April 12, 1830.Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden playbill, The Gambler, May 6, 1830.Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden playbill, Isabella, or, the Fatal Marriage, May 10, 1830.Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden playbill, Maid of Honour, April 25, 1831.Engraving of Fanny Kemble, June 1831.Engraving of Fanny Kemble as Mrs. Butler, June 1831.Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden playbill, Romeo & Juliet, June 20, 1831.Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden playbill, School For Scandal, January 12, 1832.Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden playbill, Provoked Husband, February 8, 1832.Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden playbill, Fazio, March 12, 1832.Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden playbill, Stranger, May 18, 1832.