Kemble, Fanny (F)

b. 27 November 1809. d. 15 January 1893. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Actress, autobiographer, poet, dramatist, and novelist. Part of a large theatrical family, including her sister Adelaide Kemble, a famous singer of the period. Made her début in Covent Garden as Juliet. Married Pierce Butler on 7 June 1834. Abolitionist who, after living on her American husband’s plantations in North Carolina and Georgia for four months in 1838-39, wrote *Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839* (1863). Separated from her husband for a considerable period of their marriage. Divorced in 1849. Returned her England in 1877, where she lived until her death. Author of the autobiographical works *Journal of Frances Anne Butler* (1835), *Record of a Girlhood* (1879), and *Records of Later Life* (1882), as well as the novel *Far Away and Long Ago* (1889). Biographical information: *ODNB*, *Orlando*. (DD).

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 4
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Boat of Grass 1865-03-18 All the Year Round Poet 3189
Sonnet 1877-04-07 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6871
Spring 1878-02-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6948
Autumn 1878-10-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6975