Frances Boothby

Standard Name: Boothby, Frances
Birth Name: Frances Boothby
Married Name: Mrs F. Boothby
Pseudonym: Arcasia
FB has the distinction of being the sole woman to have a play produced before Aphra Behn , during the first decade of the restored London theatres. Her single extant poem concerns her play. She also left a collection of recipes.
Page of a manuscript cookery book whose ownership inscription reads "Frances Boothby, Her Booke of Cookery, 1660 : Frances Brewster, her book." It is probable that this book was written or compiled by the very early playwright who bore these names.
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GT 's youngest sister, Constance Aston (later Fowler) , was a letter-writer and a great collector of the manuscripts of her circle. Her collection (now in the Huntington Library ) is treated by the Perdita Project


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