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Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831 (actress)



  • Existence: 1755 - 1831


Sarah Siddons (1755-1831) was born in Brecon on 5 July 1755, the daughter of Roger Kemble, actor and manager. She acted at a young age in the company of William Siddons, whom she married in 1773, and she went on to enjoy a successful career on the stage. She died in London on 8 June 1831.

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Sarah Siddons and Sir Thomas Lawrence: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6445
Scope and Contents

A series of letters dealing with the love-affair between Sir Thomas Lawrence and the daughters of Mrs Siddons, 67 folios. Most are addressed to Mrs (Penelope S.) Pennington, the remainder being her replies. The correspondents are T. Lawrence, Mrs Pennington, Mrs Siddons, and Miss S. Siddons.

Dates: 1798-1803
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