Diary Comparison

Friday 22nd August 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Up at 6. [line crossed out] – nice lacquey de place – & carriage – went to order Gaiter’s, then to Lafitte, told him about forwarding letters from Geneva – walked thro’ alley Panorama – bought grey ribbon for Mrs. Lister, & my bonnet, went into toy shop – saw some nice tables, boxes, peacock paper screens, bought shawl for my Aunt at – La Page’s & one for dearest & one for me – returned to Hotel about 3.30 oclock, got some tea, Monsieur Ferrall called, sat till 5 – went to Girous [Giroux], dearest bought scent bottle with pincushion, then back again to toy shop in Panorama Alley, bought a figure of large man, sort of tumbler on table, back to Hotel, dinner at 8 o’clock, waiter impertinent about Charlotteruse [charlotte russe], brought cream, & pretended it was the same thing – Eau de Cologne – dearest very poorly –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/31

[up at] 7 35/..

[to bed at] 11 1/2

she above half hour with me in my bed last night but tried in vain could [not] give her a right kiss  Fine morning Fahrenheit 66 1/2º at 7 3/4 a.m. Laquais de Place, Victor Becker, and good landau, and took George, and Adney and I out at 11 – went to the bank – shopping – bought 4 silk shawls au Page rue Vivienne, saw the Bourse (walked round the gallery with permission from the woman downstairs) bought cambric au Gagne Petit, and riband in the Passage des Panoramas – called and sat 25 minutes with Mrs. Heneage from 2 50/.. to 3 1/4, walked round her nice garden with her and Mr. Heneage and one of their daughters, and all very civil – Mrs. Heneage always reminds me of poor Sibbella – I hope this is a nice acquaintance faite – Adney sat waiting, in the carriage – home at 3 1/2 to débarasser ourselves of the money 18 [blank] from exchange at [blank] from the 3 nos. [blank] circulars = £75 – Monsieur Edward Ferrall called about 3 3/4 and sat talking till 5 40/.. – no letter for me about the carriage that he knows off [of] – will do the best he can about it – gave him my address at Shibden – he promised to write and give me tidings of some sort – whether he can get me a laisser passer for the carriage or not – Madame de Bourke finding it dull aux eaux near Marseilles – gave him, by the way, a little good advice – to do the best he could to please his aunt – he owned he was in as good a way as many of the first young men in France – will not go back to Denmark to live – only for a visit – would not live out of Paris, if he could help it – Prince Frederick beat his princess (Wilhelmina) and lifted his hand against the king and queen – to live eventually in Jutland – said he (Monsieur Edward Ferrall) should indirectly advise Sophie to be gentle in quizzing people – said I liked her very much – had heard it observed she was too severe, and wished it otherwise – would write a note for him to forward thro’ the Danish embassy – Monsieur de Bourke returned to England to live at Southampton, – the climate of France not suiting him – Adney and I out again at 5 40/.. till 7 1/2 – went chez Giroux – bought china flacon à odeur in red velvet cushion for me to give Miss Walker of Cliff Hill – bought Poussa (grotesque figure of a man à la chinoise) and paper holder in the passage des panoramas and left word for Perrelet to come tomorrow morning etc. – dinner at 8 – from eleven and ten minutes for twenty    she came to my bed  fine day Fahrenheit 68º at 11 p.m.


Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0078

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