Diary Comparison

Friday 4th July 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Off to Sallenche [Sallanches] where we breakfasted – left Eugenie & carriage & off for Chamouni [Chamonix] at 1 – bought at Servoz a herbary – stopped at St. Gervase – where every body but the sick dine at Table d’hote – Char-a-banc detestable – [word crossed out] Thunder storm arrived at Chamouni 5 ½ – quite wet, & obliged to go to bed had no change of clothes – David Folignet guide came –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/13

[up at] 4 3/4

[to bed at] 11 20/..

goodish kiss last night too short to her fine but rather cloudy morning not unlike more rain Fahrenheit 68° at 5 3/4 a.m. – off from La poste Bonneville at 6 12/.. nice room and comfortable beds – hops just out of Bonneville – at Cluse /Cluses/ at 7 3/4 – might sleep there apparently at the hotel de l’Ecu de France – pretty good little town for such a situation – valley all the way very fine – narrow just out of Cluse – magnificent – then the rain of yesterday swelling the streams – just room for the Arve and the road – rather wide afterwards – at the grotto at 8 12/.. – did not stop to see it – I had seen it in 1827 – 3 minutes giving the horses water – at St. Martin at 9 1/2 – if going direct to Chamouni /Chamonix/, need not cross the bridge to Sallenche /Sallanches/, but go straight from St. Martin – fine view from the bridge – at Sallenche at 9 35/.. – breakfast there at the hotel de Bellevue – fine view of Mount Blanc from the balcony – arranged our things – packed my travelling bag for our mountain wanderings – left the carriage and Eugenie to wait our return, took George and off in a char-à-banc (obliged to take him inside) at 1 33/.. – At the Bains de St. Gervais in 23 minutes – very pretty – fine deep narrow wooded valley – just behind the baths little more than room for the river – zig-zag path to some distance up the hill for good view of the fine cascade about 200 yards from the house – wooden baths, douches, and everything convenient enough – can accommodate about 150? people – 50 there now – the prime minister has taken 2 rooms – 7 francs a day includes everything (for one person and one bed) and 6 francs a day for servants – off at 2 50/.. and at Chède in 1/2 hour – very fine day all the way – At Servoz at 4 27/.. – while baiting the horses, amuse ourselves in the shop, close by, of ‘Monsieur Deschamps naturaliste à Servoz en Savoie par Genève à Servoz’ – buy herbaíre of alpine plants 200 for 18/. – some very fine mineral specimens – complete collection the neighbouring alps = 160 specimens for mineralogy + 80 for geology a very nice good size for study and portability at 3/. per specimen – off at 5 3/4 – rain very nearly all the way from Servoz to Chamouni at 7 5/.. Hotel de Londres – Adney wet put her to bed immediately before dinner at 8, and had the table placed at her bedside – 1 double bedded room and 1 single ditto adjoining for George – our postillion would take us from Sallanche to Geneva for 46 francs – had the guide chef – dining things not taken away till 9 1/2 – fine day till near 5 – then rainy all the day and evening Fahrenheit 67° now at 10 1/2 p.m. –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale, SH:7/ML/E/17/0051

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