Lady John Russell's Assembly on Wednesday Evening, at Downing-Street - the Refreshment Room, 1850. A party at 10 Downing Street '...the official residence of the Premier [in London]...was honoured with the presence of upwards of 500 distinguished visitors...His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge...His Grace the Duke of Wellington and the gallant Lord Gough were present...Among the members of the diplomatic circle present we remarked his Excellency the Turkish Ambassador...The company continued to arrive until nearly midnight, the guests setting down both at the garden entrance and in Downing-street as fast as the carriages could get up. The whole suite of saloons were thrown open on the occasion, and very brilliantly illuminated...'. From "Illustrated London News", 1850.
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