Countess Granville et al. in Paris - May, 1817

from Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady G Morpeth, May 1817, page 96:

Sir Charles Stuart is all graciousness […] He lent us his box at the Opera, and as Susy was much better I went to see the ballet. Sir Charles and Lord F. Somerset were with us. It was the ‘Carnaval de Venise,’ very gay and pretty. Bigottini acts better than she dances. I do not think her very handsome; her petticoats are about five inches long.

cite as

Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady G Morpeth, May 1817. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, volume 1 (London, 1894), p. 96. accessed: 2 December, 2023

location of experience: Paris


Countess Granville
1st Baron Raglan
Army officer
1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay

Listening to

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Carnaval de Venise

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1817
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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:30:50 +0100
Approved on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:16:57 +0100