Lady Lyttelton et al. in Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire - 27 July, 1841
from Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton to her daughter, the Hon. Caroline Lyttelton, 28 July 1841, pages 313–314:
Our time is going off pleasantly enough. Yesterday evening was vastly better than the former. Miss Masson sang, accompanied to the utmost perfection by Puzzi, who contrived to play as the finest man’s voice would sing, and all in the next room; it was divine. The Queen was pleased, and did her part well, getting up when it was over, and going into the music room to compliment the Masson, whose downcast eyes and loyal simperings were worth seeing.
Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton to her daughter, the Hon. Caroline Lyttelton, 28 July 1841. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 313–314. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541437443351 accessed: 22 October, 2021
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|Unspecified vocal and instrumental music||performed by Elizabeth Masson, Giovanni Puzzi|
|Date/Time||27 July, 1841|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
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. After her husband’s death, Lady Sarah became Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria, and, from 1842, governess to the Queen’s children.