Item RC0749 - George Anne Bellamy Letters

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George Anne Bellamy Letters

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  • 1780 (Creation)

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2 letters.

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George Anne Bellamy, actress, was born in Fingal, Ireland, on 23 April 1731, possibly 1733, although 1727 is a likely possibility as well. She appeared on the stage in both London and Dublin in the era of Sheridan and Garrick. Her life, however, was marked by gambling and extravagance and her later years by suffering and debt. Her memoirs were published in 1785 in six volumes, An Apology for the Life of George Anne Bellamy. She died on 16 February 1788.

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The collection consists of two letters, written c. 1780. Both letters concern her need for money.One was to John Coakley Letsom, a physician.

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Items were purchased from Ximenes, New York, in June 1994.


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Letter to John Coakley Letsom / by George Anne Bellamy. -- [ca. 1780].
Letter to Unnamed Correspondent / by George Anne Bellamy. -- [ca. 1780].

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