Adelaide <I>Kemble</I> Sartoris

Adelaide Kemble Sartoris

Death 4 Aug 1879 (aged 63)
Burial Ightham, Tonbridge and Malling Borough, Kent, England
Plot Churchyard.
Memorial ID 34325523 · View Source
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Opera Singer, Writer and Socialite. She was a highly regarded opera singer in the early nineteenth century. She made her debut on theLondon stage as a mezzo soprano in "Norma" in 1841. After a brief but successful career, she retired from professional performance in 1843 when she married Edward Sartoris. In 1867 she wrote "A Week in a French Country House", a humorous story that would be the first of several. In 1874 she was a guest at the White House when her son married the daughter of United States President Ulysses S Grant. In later life she was famous for her social soirees, which were the inspiration for her friend, the artist Frederick Leighton's "Leighton Musics".

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 34325523
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adelaide Kemble Sartoris (Nov 1815–4 Aug 1879), Find a Grave Memorial no. 34325523, citing St Peter Churchyard, Ightham, Tonbridge and Malling Borough, Kent, England ; Maintained by js (contributor 47073644) .