Countess Granville in Wherstead Park, nr. Ipswich, Suffolk - October, 1821

from Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady G. Morpeth, October 1821, page 216:

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.

cite as

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. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Wherstead Park, nr. Ipswich, Suffolk


Countess Granville

Listening to

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Unspecified vocal music performed by Harriet Canning, Nugent

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1821
Medium live
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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:49:50 +0100
Approved on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:01:02 +0100