Countess of Ilchester in Royal Pavilion, Brighton - January, 1816, at night

from Letter from the Dowager Countess of Ilchester to Harriot Frampton, 2 February 1816, page 264:

The Chinese scene is gay beyond description, and I am sure you would admire it, as well as the manner of living at the Pavilion, though the extreme warmth of it might, perhaps, be too much for you. Every one was free in the morning of all Court restraint, and only met at six o’clock punctually for dinner to the number of between thirty and forty daily, and in the evening about as many more were generally invited; a delightful band of music played till half-past eleven, when the Royal Family took their leave, and the rest of the company also, after partaking of sandwiches.

cite as

Maria Fox-Strangways, Letter from the Dowager Countess of Ilchester to Harriot Frampton, 2 February 1816. In Harriet Georgiana Mundy (ed.), The Journal of Mary Frampton, from the Year 1779, until the year 1846 (London, 1885), p. 264. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1535536882870 accessed: 20 October, 2021

location of experience: Royal Pavilion, Brighton

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Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1816, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 11:01:25 +0100
Approved on Thu, 06 Sep 2018 15:09:17 +0100