In the Words of Asia Booth

Asia Booth Clarke was the chronicler of the Booth family. In a few hours from this posting, Kate will be up at at Tudor Hall to give her first of two talks this year about Asia and her writings. The basis of Kate’s speech is the collection of letters Asia wrote to her life long pen pal Mary Jane “Jean” Anderson.

As Kate put the final flourishes on her speech, I decided to put together this animated .gif showing some of Asia’s words from her letters to Jean. Asia’s original letters to Jean are housed in the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore.

If you are not able to make it to Kate’s speech this time around, she will be at Tudor Hall to give it again on October 8, 2017.

Lastly, if you want to learn a little more about Jean Anderson, here is a short and unfortunately shaky video I recorded at her grave in Green Mount Cemetery:

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4 thoughts on “In the Words of Asia Booth

  1. Wade Kirby

    Thanks Dave for your insight. (Great ford’s Theatre pull over jacket too) !

    • Thanks, Wade. Kate and I both have the same Ford’s Theatre fleeces and they definitely get a lot of advertising with us.

  2. Rich Smyth

    Cool beans Dave! In my heyday I searched for Jean’s grave to no avail. Thanks!

  3. Dorothea Barstow

    Do you know if Asia’s letters have ever been published?

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