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ADELAIDE PHILLIPS (1833-1882)

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 406 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ADELAIDE PHILLIPS (1833-1882), American contralto singer, was born at Stratford-on-Avon, Rngland, her family emigrating to America in 1840. Her mother taught dancing, and Adelaide began a career or, the Boston stage at ten years old. But in i85o her talent for singing became evident, and through jenny Lind and others she was sent to London and to Italy to study. In 1855 she returned to America an accomplished vocalist; and for many years she was the leading American contralto, equally successful in oratorio and on the concert platform. She died at Carlsbad on the 3rd of October 1882.
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