Equiano's neighbour et al. in Haymarket, London - between September, 1767 and February, 1768

from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano, vols 1 and 2, pages Ch. 9, para. 3:

[The Miss Guerins] asked me what business I should like to learn? I said, hair-dressing. They […] recommended me to a gentleman whom I had known before, one Capt. O'Hara, who treated me with much kindness, and procured me a master, a hair-dresser, in Coventry-court, Haymarket, with whom he placed me. I was with this man from September till the February following. In that time we had a neighbour in the same court who taught the French …   more >>

cite as

Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African by Olaudah Equiano, vols 1 and 2, volume 1 and 2 (London, 1789), p. Ch. 9, para. 3. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1655977328565 accessed: 8 December, 2022

location of experience: Haymarket, London

Listeners

Equiano's neighbour
teacher of the French horn
Olaudah Equiano
abolitionist, Activist, hair dresser, Seaman […]
1745-1797

Listening to

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learning and practicing the French horn performed by Olaudah Equiano
unspecified French horn music performed by Equiano's neighbour

Experience Information

Date/Time between September, 1767 and February, 1768
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, solitary

Notes

The Miss Guerins, cousins of British Naval officer Michael Henry Pascal who bought Equiano in 1756, had taken interest in Equiano at that time, helping him to learn English. He sought out the women on his return to London from Montseratt.


Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:42:09 +0100
Approved on Thu, 30 Jun 2022 12:44:20 +0100