Lady Lyttelton in Hagley Hall, Hagley - 30 July, 1826

from Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttleton to her brother, the Hon. Frederick Spencer, 30 July, 1826, page 253:

I am spending my evening in an airy old-fashioned book-room at the top of Hagley House, with windows overlooking all the magnificent woods of this park, and then by a side view, plains, hills, and dales to the farthest distance, where one just perceives a faint line of Welch [sic] mountains. A band of music is playing far enough off to sound beautiful, a beautiful setting sun lighting it all up. Plenty, in short, to make up a very goodly heritage.

cite as

Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttleton to her brother, the Hon. Frederick Spencer, 30 July, 1826. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 253. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541433206432 accessed: 24 September, 2021

location of experience: Hagley Hall, Hagley

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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sound of a distant band performed by a band

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 July, 1826
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

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.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:53:26 +0000
Approved on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 11:13:35 +0000