Adelaide Phillips, an American singer, born in Bristol, Eng., in 1833. She came to America when seven years of age, and has since lived in Boston and its vicinity. Her first professional engagement was at the Boston museum, where she remained for eight years. While a member of the dramatic company of this theatre her voice, a contralto, began to develop under the instruction of Madame Arnault, and in 1852 she was enabled to go to Europe by a subscription headed by Jenny Lind. She studied for a year in London under Garcia, then went to Italy, and in November, 1853, made her debut at Brescia. In December, 1855, she sang at the Carcano in Milan in the " Barber of Seville." She appeared at the Boston music hall in concert in October, 1855, and at the New York academy of music in opera in March, 1856. In October, 1861, she was heard at the Italian opera in Paris, and subsequently in Madrid, Liege, Antwerp, and other continental cities. In 1869 she took part in the great Boston peace jubilee.