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Bannister [née Harper], Elizabethlocked

(1757–1849)
  • Susan Wollenberg

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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 Bath', who, having made a marriage disapproved of by her family, educated her daughter perforce 'to her business' (...

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P. H. Highfill, K. A. Burnim, & E. A. Langhans, , 16 vols. (1973–93)