Fanny: The American Kemble; Her Journals and Unpublished Letters

Tallahassee: (South Pass Press), 1972. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo. 16 x 23.5 cm. xv; 227 pp. With a few black-and-white illustrations. Very good in original green cloth, top edge mildly spotted, and very good, worn dust jacket. Item #24529

Fanny Kemble Wister is the great-granddaughter of Fanny Kemble. This copy belonged to Savannah, GA historian Malcolm Bell Jr., and has his ownership signature on the front free endpaper. Bell was a civil rights advocate who wrote extensively on slavery. Bell wrote about its impact on Fanny Kemble's life in Major Butler's Legacy: Five Generations of a Slaveholding Family, as she was a vocal abolitionist, ironically married into the Butler plantation family.

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