Empress Frederick et al. in Osborne House, Isle of Wight - 31 July, 1850
from Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton to her daughter, the Hon. Caroline Lyttelton, 31 July 1850, page 404:
Princess Royal standing by me to-day, as I was trying a few chords on the pianoforte, was pleased and pensive like her old self. “I like chords, one can read them. They make one sometimes gay, sometimes sad. It used to be too much for me to like formerly.” The “reading” is quite an original thought.
Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton to her daughter, the Hon. Caroline Lyttelton, 31 July 1850. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 404. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541450348779 accessed: 2 February, 2023
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|Chords played on the piano||performed by Sarah Lyttelton|
|Date/Time||31 July, 1850|
|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.