Lady Lyttelton et al. in Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire - 27 July, 1841

from Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton to her daughter, the Hon. Caroline Lyttelton, 28 July 1841, pages 313–314:

Our time is going off pleasantly enough. Yesterday evening was vastly better than the former. Miss Masson sang, accompanied to the utmost perfection by Puzzi, who contrived to play as the finest man’s voice would sing, and all in the next room; it was divine. The Queen was pleased, and did her part well, getting up when it was over, and going into the music room to compliment the Masson, whose downcast eyes and loyal simperings were worth seeing.

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Sarah Spencer Lady Lyttelton, Letter from Lady Sarah Lyttelton to her daughter, the Hon. Caroline Lyttelton, 28 July 1841. In Hon. Mrs. Hugh Wyndham (ed.), Correspondence of Sarah Spencer, Lady Lyttelton 1787–1870 (London, 1912), p. 313–314. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire


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

Listening to

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Unspecified vocal and instrumental music performed by Elizabeth Masson, Giovanni Puzzi

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 July, 1841
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


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. After her husband’s death, Lady Sarah became Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria, and, from 1842, governess to the Queen’s children.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 05 Nov 2018 17:04:04 +0000
Approved on Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:03:06 +0000