Caroline Powys in Bolney Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire - 10 January, 1777, at night

from Letter from Caroline Powys to Mrs. ——, 13–14 January 1777, page 189:

The play over, we wondered not to hear the coaches call’d up, but were soon inform’d there was to be a dance. This, as there seem’d no performers, we all wonder’d at, but the curtain drawing…   more >>

cite as

Caroline Powys, Letter from Caroline Powys to Mrs. ——, 13–14 January 1777. In Climenson, Emily J. (ed.), Passages from the Diaries of Mrs. Philip Lybbe Powys of Hardwick House, Oxon. A.D. 1756 to 1808 (London, 1899), p. 189. accessed: 17 April, 2024

location of experience: Bolney Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire


Caroline Powys

Listening to

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Violin music performed by M. Tessier
Song performed by M. Tessier

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 January, 1777, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


The occasion was part of a ‘gala week’, including performances of plays, followed by balls and suppers, in the area of Henley-upon-Thames, organised by the Villiers and Grandison families.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:04:28 +0000
Approved on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:25:30 +0000