Francis James Jackson et al. in Paris - 26 March, 1802, at night

from Diary of Mary Berry, 26 March 1802, page 158:

At the Opera, where we did not arrive till near nine o’clock, the announcement of the peace had taken place immediately after the curtain drew up, and was received, we were told, with loud applause by a crowded house. […]


The opera was ‘Edipe à Colonne,’ [sic] the music very pretty. The ballet ‘Paris,’ admirable; but unfortunately, in the midst of it, Jackson announced to us in a very unqualified manner, the death of , which he had just heard from England! Of the ballet I saw little more!

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 26 March 1802. In Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 2 (London, 1865), p. 158. accessed: 24 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Francis James Jackson
Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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Oedipe à Colone
written by Antonio Sacchini

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 March, 1802, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The Treaty of Amiens temporarily ended hostilities between France and the United Kingdom during the French Revolutionary Wars. It was signed in the city of Amiens on 25 March 1802.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:22:01 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 12:26:50 +0000