James Douglas in Windsor England - mid 19th Century

from Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century, page 7:


There was one of the biggest men I every [sic] saw in the [St George's Chapel] Choir while I was there named Salmon & a joke went the round once that Mr Mitchell organist of Eton made a rather heavy bet when talking of …   more >>

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James Douglas, Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century. In Choir Archives, St George's Chapel, Windsor, England, p. 7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1524217274744 accessed: 14 July, 2024 (All extracts from the memoir are by kind permission of the writer's descendant Prof. James Wilkinson.)

location of experience: Windsor England


James Douglas
chemist, Clerk and manager railways, tobacco importer

Listening to

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hymn singing performed by Anonymous

Experience Information

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


James Douglas lodged with the Mitchell family as a chorister: 'I was placed under the care of a Miss Mitchell at Eton who bestowed on me the loving care of a Mother during the years I was with her. Her Father who lived with her had been Coachman to the Provost of Eton & her brother was one of the Lay Clerks at S.Georges & also organist at Eton College' (p. 2)

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:41:15 +0100
Approved on Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:10:40 +0100