Miss Bushe et al. in Ireland - late March, 1751

from Letter from Mary Delaney to Mrs Dewes, Delville, 30 March 1750-51, pages 31-32:

I told you I was to have a tiny ball on Monday; my company came at eleven exactly, as appointed; the fiddlers here before them. They had all breakfasted, and were eager to begin, which they did immediately. Seven couples. I never saw a happier set of dancers. I had all ages, from twenty-one to eight years old, Miss Anne Hamilton, the eldest ; and to keep her in countenance, and to gratify ourselves, Mrs. F. [Hamilton] and I made a couple for above half their dances. At one o'clock they found prepared for them in my dressing-room green tea, and orange-tea, and cakes of all kinds. In half an …   more >>

cite as

Letter from Mary Delaney to Mrs Dewes, Delville, 30 March 1750-51. In Augusta Hall (ed.), The Autobiography and correspondence of Mary Granville, volume Series,1 Vol. III (London, 1861), p. 31-32. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436359711719 accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Ireland


Mary Delany
Botanical decoupage artist letter-writer, blue-stocking, Artist, Writer

Listening to

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Fiddle dance music

Experience Information

Date/Time late March, 1751
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:48:31 +0100
Approved on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:49:56 +0000