Peter Hawker in London, England - between 4 July, 1821 and 8 July, 1821

from Journal entries, 4 and 8 July 1821, page 239:

July 4th.—Went to London, relative to my hand-moulds;* transfer of some stock to the French funds; to see about fresh boring and breeching my swivel gun ; to try about getting a patent for the cure of smoky chimneys; and to hear the celebrated pianoforte player Moscheles, &c.

8th.—Having executed all business to my satisfaction, and had the delightful treat of hearing Moscheles, I this day returned to Longparish House.

cite as

Peter Hawker, Journal entries, 4 and 8 July 1821. In The Diary of Colonel Peter Hawker, 1802-1853, volume 1 (London, 1893), p. 239. accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Peter Hawker
Amateur Musician, Army officer, Sportsman, Writer

Listening to

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Unspecified piano music performed by Ignatz Moscheles

Experience Information

Date/Time between 4 July, 1821 and 8 July, 1821
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors


*Hawker had designed a chiroplast, or hand-mould to encourage the correct position of the fingers when playing the piano, which he marketed in England and abroad.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:34:34 +0100
Approved on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:00:30 +0100