Lady Lyttelton in Gothenburg - mid July, 1813

from Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton to her mother, Countess Spencer, 16 July 1813, pages 144–145:

The whole town is new, an old one having been burnt down five years ago, and it is therefore wonderfully clean looking and thriving in every part. There are very few carriages, which makes one not feel any inconvenience from the want of a trottoir. The people I do think delightful. They seem not clever as far as countenance can be judged by; but always smiling; you never hear a squabble in the streets, and every thing seems to go on quietly and peaceably. Music is to be heard in every corner; fiddles, harps, and singing. I …   more >>

cite as

Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton to her mother, Countess Spencer, 16 July 1813. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 144–145. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Gothenburg


Lady Lyttelton
Governess to Queen Victoria's children 1842-50, Lady of the Bedchamber 1838-42

Listening to

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The sound of fiddles, harps and singing performed by Residents of Götheborg

Experience Information

Date/Time mid July, 1813
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public


Lady Sarah Spencer married William Henry Lyttelton on 3 March 1813, after which she was known as Lady Lyttelton. He succeeded his half-brother as 3rd Baron Lyttelton in 1828.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:30:39 +0000
Approved on Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:31:52 +0000