Baroness von Bunsen in London - 18 October, 1844

from Letter from Baroness Bunsen to Heinrich Abeken, 30 Oct. 1844, pages 73-74:

4, Carlton Terrace, 30 Oct., 1844… On the 18th we reached London, in time to witness the opening of the New Exchange by Queen Victoria in person, when holiday was made in the City, and such a mass of human beings crowded the way she passed, even to the very roofs of the houses, as I never saw together before, – all in the best humour, cheering the Queen, who was greeted with the crash of all the church-bells, with the singing of the school children of the two churches in the Strand, and again with a band stationed before the Exchange, where, after receiving an address, and making a …   more >>
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Augustus Hare, Letter from Baroness Bunsen to Heinrich Abeken, 30 Oct. 1844. In Augustus Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Frances Baroness Bunsen, volume 1 (London, 1879), p. 73-74. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Baroness von Bunsen
Painting, Writer

Listening to

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music at the opening of the New Exchange performed by band, children's choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 October, 1844
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:39:09 +0000