Ann's Diary

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  • Ann's Diary

    WE FOUND IT!!!

    How it was found? After 7 months of patiently waiting for the West Yorkshire Archives to re-open I made my appointment for 20th October 2020, the second week of reopening.  I was looking for some papers on the Committeship of Ann Walker after the death of Captain Sutherland.  This led me to find in the catalogue an obscure file (WYC:1525/7/1/5/1) in the Rawson’s papers that mentioned Ann Walker.  The folder had five documents in it, one being a travel journal catalogued as “Journal of Anne Lister, including travels in France and Switzerland with Ann Walker”.  That morning, I arrived at the archives at 10am, the opening time, and laid out…