Lady Lyttelton in Wimbledon - 7 July, 1809, in the morning

from Letter from Lady Sarah Spencer to her brother, the Hon. Robert Spencer, 8 July 1809, page 75:

Friday morning was all taken up with masters, and what with singing myself hoarse and drawing myself blind, and listening to Gin’s twanging and strumming her passages on the harp and piano till I was near deaf, I got finely tired by four o’clock, and settled myself on a great chair in my salon, reading “The Shipwreck,” a poem you perhaps know, by Falconer, a sailor, which I had long wished to read.

cite as

Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Letter from Lady Sarah Spencer to her brother, the Hon. Robert Spencer, 8 July 1809. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 75. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541417064668 accessed: 22 October, 2021

location of experience: Wimbledon

Listeners

Lady Lyttelton
Governess to Queen Victoria's children 1842-50, Lady of the Bedchamber 1838-42
1787-1870

Listening to

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Music played on the harp and piano performed by Georgiana Spencer
Vocal music performed by Sarah Spencer

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 July, 1809, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Notes

Lady Sarah Spencer married William Henry Lyttelton on 3 March 1813, after which she was known as Lady Lyttelton. He succeeded his half-brother as 3rd Baron Lyttelton in 1828. 'Gin' refers to her younger sister, Georgiana Spencer (1794-1823).


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 11:24:25 +0000
Approved on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:57:08 +0000