Frances Calvert et al. in Hunsdon House, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire - mid July, 1810

from Journal entry, 23 July 1810, page 167:

On Monday Sir James arrived about an hour before dinner. We like him every day better and better, and he is now quite like one of ourselves. He seems very much in love with Isabella, and she is not behind-hand in liking him. He makes her play for him every evening on the pianoforte, and sits over her, admiring her. We have the pianoforte in the ante-room, and we talk in the drawing-room with the door open. […] On Tuesday we had nobody here but Sir James. We sauntered about, sat out, and sometimes they went to the pianoforte.

cite as

Frances Calvert, Journal entry, 23 July 1810. In Mrs. Warrenne [Alice E.] Blake (ed.), An Irish Beauty of the Regency: Compiled from “Mes Souvenirs”—the unpublished journals of the Hon. Mrs. Calvert 1789–1822 (London, 1911), p. 167. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Hunsdon House, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire


Frances Calvert
Wife of Nicolson Calvert MP
Sir James Matthew Stronge
Gentleman of the Privy Chamber

Listening to

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Unspecified piano music performed by Isabella Calvert

Experience Information

Date/Time mid July, 1810
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 11:05:13 +0100
Approved on Sun, 01 Jul 2018 15:50:25 +0100