Adelaide Dorothea Forbes et al. in Paris - 6 March, 1821

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 6 March 1821, page 206:

Dined (Bessy and I) at the Villamils’: company, the Sapios, W. Irving, and his brother. A party in the evening; Lord Granard and the two girls came, Mrs. Story, &c.; singing and supper.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 6 March 1821. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 206. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore
Felipe Martin de Villamil
trader in the Caribbean
6th Earl of Granard
Army officer
Washington Irving
Diplomat, Writer
the Sapios
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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unspecified singing performed by guests of the Villamils

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 March, 1821
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


The Sapio family included the tenor Lewis Sapio (1792-1851) who was well-known as a singer in Paris at the time. Lord Granard had three daughters, but Moore makes it clear that only two attended on this occasion. Elsewhere in his diaries for 1820-22 he mentions Ladies Adelaide and Caroline by name, so it is likely that they, being the youngest daughters, were the only two accompanying Lord Granard in Paris at the time.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:49:45 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Sep 2020 10:16:30 +0100