Famous People From Bournemouth Notable people with a connection to the Bournemouth area
Notable people with a connection to the Bournemouth area

Asia Booth Clarke

Asia Booth Clarke was the sister of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth, and was born in Maryland in 1835.

She married John Sleeper Clarke and had 8 children, 2 of whom became actors.

Following the assasination of Abraham Lincoln, the family moved to England, and Asia died in Bournemouth in 1888.

She is best known for John Wilkes Booth: A Sister’s Memoir which provided a rare insight into her brother’s life. Although she wrote the book in 1874, she kept it hidden, and it was finally published in 1938.

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