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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1639

Fanny Kemble correspondence

Correspondence between British actress and author Frances Anne Kemble and members of the Parkman and Dwight families.


  • 1847-1890

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains personal correspondence between Kemble and members of the Parkman and Dwight families in America. Also includes Philadelphia court records of the divorce case between Kemble and her husband, and a photograph of Kemble.

Biographical / Historical

Kemble, an actress and author, was born in England, and lived and worked in both England and the U.S.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

60M-208. Gift of Mrs. Langdon P. Marvin; received: 1961.
Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893. Fanny Kemble correspondence, 1847-1890: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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