Anna Seward in Colton, nr. Lichfield, Staffordshire - early December, 1790

from Letter from Anna Seward to Rev. T.S. Whalley, 19 December 1790, pages 47–48:

Your last arrived in my absence, and followed me to Colton, about ten miles from Lichfield, the lately purchased seat of Mr and Mrs B., a young couple from the West Indies. […] 

Giovanni [John Saville] and his daughter [Mrs Elizabeth Smith] were with me upon this visit, the former most, the latter all of the time. Mrs B. was a scholar of Piozzi’s, and sings with great taste, and perfectly in tune, though her voice is weak. Their charming songs inspirited our evenings.

cite as

Anna Seward, Letter from Anna Seward to Rev. T.S. Whalley, 19 December 1790. In Archibald Constable (ed.), Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, volume 3 (Edinburgh, 1811), p. 47–48. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Colton, nr. Lichfield, Staffordshire


Anna Seward
Poet, Writer

Listening to

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Unspecified songs performed by John Saville, Mrs B, Mrs Elizabeth Smith

Experience Information

Date/Time early December, 1790
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 09:48:23 +0100
Approved on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:12:38 +0100