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.