Diary Comparison

Friday 14th November 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

The hunt went on to Hunger Hill ground notwithstanding notice previously sent to forbid them going on to any of the property –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/0032

[up at] 9 35/..

[to bed at] 11 20/..

no kiss ready in 40 minutes had Greenwood’s man who took away the sofa and took measure of the new oak door into the little north parlour to calculate what a new one would cost the fire having warped the present one – breakfast – ordering about north chamber curtains – wrote and sent at 12 35/.. my note to Mr. Waterhouse in answer to his yesterday ‘John Waterhouse Esquire Wellhead’ – much obliged wish to know how much indebted for the navigation acts – should be glad to take the most proper means of ‘gaining information respecting the nature and extent of the improvements which the committee will think it advisable to recommend – it would have given me pleasure to derive such information from yourself; but I have no doubt you have sufficient reason for withholding it – Perhaps the committee will take it into consideration, whether it may be proper to draw up some report of their view of the subject, so that the general proprietors may not be called upon, at the next general meeting, to come to a determination the reasons for which they have had no previous opportunity of considering. Believe me truly yours A Lister’ – sent off also note to ‘Mr. Bradley, architect, Elland, Postage Paid’ should be obliged to him to complete his plan as soon as he could, and let me know (by the post) what day I might to see him – out with Adney at 1 1/4 for 1 25/.. hour – down the walk by Wellroyde, and the new footpath to upper brea thence along the top of Wellroyde upper wood (Mr. Joseph Wilkinson has made up the road and completely blocked my getting to the wood – must see about this) along the lane to Todbottoms – home by the Spigs coal pit at the back of Staups and by Wellroyde (to say [to] James not to cut thorns, or prune them in the brow) and the walk home – found my aunt in our little dining room – she was down in the drawing room yesterday expecting Mr. Musgrave – 50 minutes talking downstairs to her (my aunt and aunt /sic/) then with Charles Howarth in the north chamber – then talking to Mrs. Lee about the curtains for that room then wrote the above of today till 5 when I could see no longer – with Charles and James Howarth finishing putting on crimson cord in north chamber – a little while with my aunt – dinner at 6 – a little while with my father and Marian – coffee downstairs – played 2 hits and a gammon and lost all – read over Adney‘s lease of 17 years of Lidgit to Mr. Lampleugh Wickham Hird, he having the option to give it up on 6 months notice at the end of the 10 years or if not keep it 17 – advised her objecting to the exception of any property tax from the taxes he is to pay – read from page 179 to 248 ii Gutzlaff’s history of China – very fine day Fahrenheit 44° now at 10 p.m. 

 Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0108

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