Duchess of Gloucester et al. in London - February, 1842

from Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 3 Feb. 1842, page 42:

3 Feb., 1842. – On Monday we dined at Stafford House, where we were received with great kindness…. I was presented to the Duchess of Gloucester, who called me ‘the daughter of her old friend, Mrs Waddington.’ Being taken in to dinner by Lord John Russell, I found him a most agreeable neighbour…. The house is beautiful, the staircase especially, and a fine band played the whole evening, concluding with a composition of Prince Radziwill, never before heard in England, which was an attention to the King.
cite as

Frances von Bunsen, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to her mother Mrs Waddington, 3 Feb. 1842. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 2 (London, 1879), p. 42. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1375802723 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: London

Listeners

Frances von Bunsen
Writer, Painting
1791-1876
Lord John Russell
Politician

Listening to

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instrumental music
written by Prince Radziwill

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1842
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:35:04 +0000