John F. Kennedy's Women

A comprehensive look at JFK's near-pathological approach to women and ...


Frances Anne Kemble

Frances Anne Kemble (1809–1893), who came from a British theater family, was a notable actress in the early and mid-nineteenth century. She also wrote plays, poetry, memoirs, and books about travel and the theater. In 1834 she married an American, Pierce Butler, heir to cotton, tobacco, and rice plantations and hundreds of slaves on the Sea Islands of Georgia. Kemble waited until 1863, during the American Civil War, to publish her anti-slavery Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839. She later returned to England where she was active in London society.