Diary Comparison

Friday 6th February 1835

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

No diary entry today

[up at] 7

[to bed at] 11 1/4 

no kiss the ground covered with snow, but not deep, and Fahrenheit 40° at 8 a.m. and fine morning overhead – out 3/4 hour with Throp shewing him where thorns are to be planted – then fetched Charles Howarth to his work – a few minutes with my father and Marian – breakfast at 8 50/.. to 9 1/4 – off with Adney at 9 1/2 walked with her to the style into the Crownest fields – then on returning stopt in Lower brea wood till near 12 when we got a cart of 11 (smaller) sycamores off into the Wheat field at the top – then walking over the fields and into Pickells’s Long field to set out places for 5 or 6 sycamores – then back to Lower brea wood – the gardeners not returned from dinner – my feet so very wet, came in at 2 and changed boots and stockings and all three petticoats found Adney returned and at her drawing – sat reading the Morning Herald that should have come last night but John did not go to the Post Office – strained the left pectoral muscle on Tuesday afternoon and obliged to take care of himself – sat with Adney till 4, and skimming over or cutting open number 1 Encyclopaedia of Geography – then went to men (Charles and James Howarth and Pickells) with the cart at the near top plantation corner with 4 sycamores – then all went to Lower brea wood, and loaded 4 more and left them for planting in John Oates’s field over against Dove house – home at 6 – changed my things again – dinner at 6 1/2 and coffee till 7 40/.. – then came upstairs – Marian having her company from Miss Watkinson’s to stay till Monday (this to be every week from Friday afternoon till Monday morning) could not see my father – cut open Turner’s Chemistry – 20 minutes with my aunt till 10 – fine day overhead – the snow much gone (nearly all gone) by 4 p.m. – high boisterous wind again towards night and now at 10 p.m. and raining – 

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0159

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