Countess Granville et al. in The Hague - 20 April, 1824
It is too fine, quite like summer. Luckily for the boys the Prince of Orange had been laying the first stone of the new barracks; therefore the people were all about, the band playing and soldiers parading. Even Gearing [the boys’ nurse] says ‘It is very cheerful.’
Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady G. Morpeth, 18 April 1824. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, volume 1 (London, 1894), p. 280. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1537280663319 accessed: 31 January, 2023
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|military band music||performed by military band|
|Date/Time||20 April, 1824|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|
The part of the letter in which Harriet Leveson-Gower recounts this experience is headed 'Tuesday', two days after she began the letter on Sunday 18th April.