Agnes Berry et al. in Northumberland House, London - 28 May, 1824, in the morning

from Diary of Mary Berry, 28 May 1824, pages 353–354:

At half past ten o’clock I went with the Prince and Princess Lowenstein, their son, and my sister, to Mr. Canning’s, the Secretary of State, who received for the first time the King and Queen of the Sandwich Islands! They arrived in the midst of a numerous assembly of all the best society, and all en grande toilette for a large assembly given at Northumberland House. […] From the gallery Mr. Canning, still holding the Queen’s hand, conducted them through the apartment and under the verandah of the …   more >>

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 28 May 1824. In Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Theresa Lewis and Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 3 (London, 1865), p. 353–354. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Northumberland House, London


Agnes Berry
literary hostess, salon hostess
George Canning
parodist, Politician, prime minister
Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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military airs performed by the band of the Guards regiment

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 May, 1824, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, outdoors


The King and Queen of the Sandwich Islands (now the Hawaiian Islands) travelled uninvited to London in 1824 seeking an audience with George IV in order to seek his protection for their islands. Unfortunately, before the meeting could take place, both the King and Queen contracted measles, a disease then unknown in their homeland, and died.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 23 Nov 2018 17:13:17 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:00:23 +0000