Countess of Hardwicke in Lancashire - October, 1857
I should not like to live in Lancashire, excepting for the musical talent which exists to a greater degree than in any other county. The Church service was performed in two different parishes better than you would hear it in many Cathedrals, and one night we had a concert at Heaton, led by Lady Wilton Cattie and Sim Egerton, which really did the greatest credit to them and their pupils. There has long been a large colony of Germans at Manchester, so I presume they have infused a taste for music, which is very marked in that town and country.
Countess of Hardwicke, Letter from Susan Liddell Yorke, Countess of Hardwicke, to Georgina Bloomfield, 24 Oct. 1857. In Georgina Liddell Bloomfield (ed.), Extracts of letters from Maria, Marchioness of Normanby: the Hon. Frances Jane Liddell, [1799-1823]: the Hon. Anne Elizabeth Liddell, L:ady Williamson [1801-1878]: Jane Elizabeth Liddell Keppel, Viscountess Barrington [1804-1883]: the Hon. Elizabeth Charlotte Liddell Villiers [1807-1890]: Susan [Liddell Yorke], Countess of Hardwicke [1810-1886]: the Hon. Charlotte Amelia Liddell Trotter [1819-1883] (Hertfordshire, 1892), p. 397-398. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1393523549252 accessed: 20 September, 2017
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