Mary Berry in London, England - 8 July, 1809, at night

from Diary of Mary Berry, 8 July 1809, page 385:

Just after I went to bed, the drums beat for a great fire in Conduit Street, which so waked and hurried one’s spirits, that I slept little. Mr. Frederick North’s house completely burnt down.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 8 July 1809. 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. 385. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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sound of fire drums

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 July, 1809, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


Hon. Frederick North, politician and colonial administrator, was later fifth Earl of Guilford.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:01:24 +0000
Approved on Sat, 01 Dec 2018 13:34:27 +0000