Lady Lyttelton in Bowood House, Wiltshire - 14 November, 1841

from Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton to her daughter-in-law, Lady Mary Lyttelton, 15 November 1841, pages 323–324:

We found here only one guest—rather a formidable one—the Duchess of Hamilton! […] She sang and played last night very delightfully, tho’ her voice is like a ghost of one, but her playing is the very essence and soul of inspired music still, and her face, features, and brow looked rather like what I remember thirty years ago, admiring beyond any other, while she was at the pianoforte.

cite as

Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton to her daughter-in-law, Lady Mary Lyttelton, 15 November 1841. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 323–324. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541437924666 accessed: 22 October, 2021

location of experience: Bowood House, Wiltshire

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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Vocal and piano music performed by Susan Hamilton Duchess of Hamilton

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 November, 1841
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, 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. After her husband’s death, Lady Sarah became Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria, and, from 1842, governess to the Queen’s children.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 17:12:05 +0000
Approved on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:05:32 +0000