Countess Granville in Wherstead Park, nr. Ipswich, Suffolk - October, 1821
The Cannings made themselves very agreeable. […] The girl charms us all with being the reverse of what she looks. She is remarkably frank and open in her manner, without the slightest pretension, all good-humour and readiness to please. Her beauty is not to be denied, but it has singularly little charm, I think. She is clever, and though less brilliant than I expected, she is not pert or overpowering. She has a magnificent voice, and she and Nugent sing morn, noon, and night.
Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady G. Morpeth, October 1821. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, volume 1 (London, 1894), p. 216. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1537271389971 accessed: 13 August, 2020
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|Unspecified vocal music||performed by Harriet Canning, Nugent|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Harriet Leveson Gower's sister, Georgiana Dorothy Howard, was titled Lady Morpeth until September 1825, after which she was titled Lady Carlisle. 'The Cannings' refers to politician George Canning and his wife Joan. Their daughter was Harriet.