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Bannister [née Harper], Elizabeth (1757-1849), actress and singer

Susan Wollenberg

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Bannister [née Harper], Elizabeth (1757-1849), actress and singer, was, according to the encomium in the Thespian Magazine (1793), the daughter of a Mrs Harpur, now a mantua-maker [dressmaker] at Bathnext, who, having made a marriage disapproved of by her family, educated her daughter perforce to her business Highfill, Burnim & ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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