Fanny Kemble (1809–1893), British actor and abolitionist. Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839, ch. 19 (1863).
From a letter written from St. Simons Island, Georgia, on February 28, 1839, to her friend Elizabeth Dwight Sedgwick. A few years earlier, Kemble had unwittingly married into a slave-owning family; the marriage failed, and she and Pierce Butler were divorced in 1849. At this time, however, they were staying together on the Butler family plantation. She wrote this after hearing a young slave woman tell of savage ill treatment.