Charles C.F. Greville in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire - between 10 January, 1834 and 12 January, 1834

from Journal entry, 26 January 1834, pages 49–50:

I left Belvoir on Friday, the 10th, and went to Mrs. Arkwright’s,* at Stoke, where I found nobody but her own family. I was well enough amused for two days with her original conversation and her singing, and her cousin, Miss Twiss, who, with a face of uncommon plainness and the voice of a man, is sensible and well informed.


*[Mrs. Arkwright was a Kemble by birth, and had much of the musical and dramatic genius of that gifted family. Her singing was most touching, and some of her musical compositions were full of originality and expression.]

cite as

Charles C.F. Greville, Journal entry, 26 January 1834. In Henry Reeve (ed.), The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, volume 3 (London, 1874), p. 49–50. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire


Charles C.F. Greville
Clerk-in-ordinary to the Privy Council, Political and social diarist, Private secretary

Listening to

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Unspecified vocal music performed by Mrs. Arkwright

Experience Information

Date/Time between 10 January, 1834 and 12 January, 1834
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 25 Jun 2018 09:48:34 +0100
Approved on Sun, 01 Jul 2018 13:36:45 +0100