Lord Granville et al. in Calais - 26 July, 1815, at night

from Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady G. Morpeth, 29 July 1815, page 60:

We remained a whole day at Calais, walked about the pier and went in the evening to the play. It was amusing but not good. Loyal songs were sung, and a great many old peaceable-looking gentlemen and all the women were in raptures, but the soldiers gloomy and silent to a degree not to be mistaken. I have not seen a smile upon any French soldier’s face the whole way.

cite as

Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady G. Morpeth, 29 July 1815. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, volume 1 (London, 1894), p. 60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1537263222402 accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Calais


Lord Granville
diplomatist, Politician
Countess Granville
Sixth Duke of Devonshire
connoisseur of the arts, political patron

Listening to

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Songs performed as part of a play

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 July, 1815, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Harriet Leveson Gower's sister, Georgiana Dorothy Howard, was titled Lady Morpeth until September 1825, after which she was titled Lady Carlisle. William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire (affectionately known to his family as 'Hart'), was her brother.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:33:43 +0100
Approved on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:17:55 +0100