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Fanny Kemble gives her final stage reading in Boston

Frances Anne Kemble, detail
03/07/1860
Fanny Kemble, the British actress, gave her last public performance in Boston and announced her intention to leave the stage.  She was famous for her abolitionist views and writings, developed during her marriage with Georgia politician and plantation owner Pierce Butler who she divorced in 1849.  She retired first to Lennox, Massachusetts to continue her writing career and in 1877 moved back to England where she died in 1893.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 172.

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