Fourth Earl of Orford in Richmond Green, Richmond, Surrey - 5 June, 1791, at night

from Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 8 June 1791, page 445:

I went to them [French exiles living on Richmond Green] on Sunday evening, but found them gone to Lord Fitzwilliam’s, the next house to Madame de Boufflers’s, to hear his organ; whither I followed them, and returned with them. The Comtesse Émilie played on her harp; then we all united at loto.

cite as

Horace Walpole, Letter from Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 8 June 1791. In Mrs. Paget Toynbee (ed.), The Letters of Horace Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford, volume 14 (Oxford, 1905), p. 445. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Richmond Green, Richmond, Surrey


Fourth Earl of Orford
patron of the arts, Politician, Writer

Listening to

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Unspecified music
written by Henry Purcell
performed by Comtesse Émilie de Boufflers, Lord Richard FitzWilliam

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 June, 1791, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:06:24 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:32:52 +0100