Anna Seward et al. in Buxton - 8 June, 1793

from Letter from Anna Seward to John Saville, 10 June 1793, pages 252–253:

On Saturday I accompanied Mrs Sedley and Miss Greaves to the private parlour of a Mr and Mrs Wilkinson. We were entertained by a protegée of theirs—a Miss Stedman; a miracle of skill on the forte-piano and harpsichord. She is a little, pale, insignificant-looking girl, marked, even to seams, by the smallpox. From the light slenderness of her figure, and the childish smallness of a very white hand, she looks not more than sixteen, though she is twenty-two. About four years ago, she had the misfortune to perceive a growing deafness, whose progress the most …   more >>

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Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to John Saville, 10 June 1793. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 3 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 252–253. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Buxton


Listening to

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Vocal music performed by Miss Stedman
Music for piano and harpsichord performed by Miss Stedman

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 June, 1793
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Mrs. Sedley's death in July 1793 is reported by Anna Seward in subsequent letters.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:36:29 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:32:39 +0100