Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville - early 19th Century

from Memoir of Mary Somerville, page 132:

When the Royal Institution was first established, Dr. Young lectured on natural philosophy.... Young's Lectures, which had been published, were a mine of riches to me. He was of a Quaker family; but although he left the Society of Friends at an early age, he retained their formal precision of manner to the last.... When young, his Quaker habits did not prevent him from taking lessons in music and dancing. I have heard him accompany his sister-in-law with the flute, while she played the piano.
cite as

Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville, Memoir of Mary Somerville. In Martha Somerville (ed.), Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville: With Selections from her Correspondence (London, 1873), p. 132. accessed: 22 February, 2024


Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville

Experience Information

Date/Time early 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:31:06 +0000