Maria Vincent Germon in Lucknow - 25 May, 1857

from A Diary Kept by Mrs R. C. Germon, at Lucknow, Between the Months of May and December, 1857, pages 17, page 17:

The heat was intense; I never experienced anything like it: at night it is fearful, I cannot sleep for it. Our beds are three under one punkah…. In the other rooms they are as crowded, but it is nothing to the Residency. Our party here is a very agreeable one. We meet at chota hazree, and, after dressing, breakfast at 10. We then have working, reading and music - there are some very good performers amongst our party – lunch at 2, dine at half-past 7, and then the Padre reads a chapter and prayers, and we retire.
cite as

A Diary Kept by Mrs R. C. Germon, at Lucknow, Between the Months of May and December, 1857, pages 17. In A Diary Kept by Mrs R. C. Germon, at Lucknow, Between the Months of May and December, 1857 (1870), p. 17. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1382605676 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Lucknow

Listeners

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 May, 1857
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Notes

Mrs Germon is describing daily life while barricaded in a house in the grounds of the British Residency during the siege of Lucknow.


Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:07:56 +0100