celebrity gossip, nineteenth-century edition

I don’t suppose anybody can tell me the location of the party on the fifth of June, 1833, at which Ada Byron first met Charles Babbage? Passages doesn’t say, nor does The Enchantress of Numbers, but I’d like to know so I can properly set this scene. I know Babbage invited her to see the Difference Engine a few weeks later, and that was at his house, but I doubt that’s where they met.

Edit: Looks like it was at Mary Somerville’s house in Chelsea — but if anybody can tell me where in Chelsea, that would be fantastic.

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0 Responses to “celebrity gossip, nineteenth-century edition”

  1. vylar_kaftan

    As I said on Twitter, a dinner party hosted at this woman’s house: http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/somer.htm

  2. samhenderson

    Good Lord, whatever you are writing I want to read it.

  3. sartorias

    This map is super helpful–the segments embiggen:

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