Anne Seymour Damer in Elvas, Portugal - late February, 1791

from Letter from Anne Seymour Damer to Mary Berry, 19 March 1791, page 340:

I did not tell you what gave me a more than common horror of being shown civilities.  Elvas being the frontier town in Portugal, I was told to ask for a letter to the Governor, that my baggage might not be stopped. This happened to be a brother of old Mello’s, who was in England many years, and much at my father's house before you were born. Besides giving me a letter, he chose by way of a fine thing to write to the Governor his brother, who chose to order that I should be …   more >>

cite as

Anne Seymour Damer, Letter from Anne Seymour Damer to Mary Berry, 19 March 1791. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 1 (London, 1865), p. 340. accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Elvas, Portugal


Anne Seymour Damer
Author, sculptor

Listening to

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music for a military escort performed by military musicians

Experience Information

Date/Time late February, 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:54:39 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 12:16:08 +0000