Ann Walker’s Entry
Anne Lister’s Entry
David came about 8 to enquire what we intended to do, said we had determined to leave Cham[ouni] for Geneva. settled every thing dearest bought me box of minerals, & off from Chamouni about 12 – at Servoz bought specimen of Quartz – at Sallenche about 5 – off from there at 7 – at Bonneville at 12 – went to bed immediately very tired –
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[up at] 7 25/..
[to bed at] 1 5/..
not with her last night but went to her quietly for quarter hour this morning Rain all last night and this morning – an end of ascending Mont Blanc – packed – breakfast at 9 – Fahrenheit 68° at 8 1/2 a.m. Off from the hotel de Londres, Chamouni, at 12 1/2 in a return char, 2 horses – at Les Ouches at 1 1/2 – at Servoz at 2 1/2 – 40 minutes chez Monsieur Deschamps – he at Chamouni – saw only his brother – bought a small specimen of the newly discovered fer oxidulé cristallisé 6/. from a cavern very bad to get to – now exhausted – at the top of the mountain of Pormenaz, just above Servoz – a nice largeish specimen at 50/. a magnificent one at 300/. – an English gentleman had bid 260/. wanting it for a present to the Jardin des plantes – there is none of this mineral there – several other very fine specimens of different minerals – the best mineral shop I have seen – Off from Servoz at 3 1/4 – passed the turn left to St. Gervais at 4 10/.. – At the Bellevue at Sallanche /Sallanches/ at 5 1/4 – Eugenie very well – dinner at 6 1/4 – and off at 7 1/2 in spite of the rain – never in my life saw such a fidget in a carriage she was in all postures and places till at last she luckily fell asleep for about an hour she had had too much Roussillon wine which made her feverish without being tipsy – At La Couronne, Bonneville, at 11 3/4 – had to call the people up – Rain on 1st leaving Sallanche, and latterly – very heavy shower with thunder and lightning at Sallanche at 6 1/2, and the rain had fallen in torrents about the same hour yesterday evening – Fahrenheit 70° at 12 3/4 tonight five minutes with her quietly –
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