Diary Comparison

Monday 2nd February 1835

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

No entry today.

[up at] 7 55/..

[to bed at] 12 20/..

no kiss rainy morning – yet having [sent] to Throp last night for his son and another man, they came at 8 10/.. – hurried and downstairs at 8 35/.. – out with young Throp and his man – set them at work in Lower brea wood to get up large young sycamores – breakfast at 9 1/2 in 1/2 hour – then Marian’s young friend being gone, Adney and I went to my father for 1/2 hour and Marian returned from Halifax in the mean while – then out at the drybridge with Pickells and his lad (had John carting them stones from the wall just above the great sycamore till dinner) – then in Low brea wood again when Adney sent for me between 12 and one – had had note from Mr. Parker enclosing rigmarole note from Mr. Lampleugh Hird to Messrs. Parker and Adam to say how differently Miss Walker had taken the thing from what he understood at the time but he would agree to the lease being made for ten years only – to all which Adney wrote back by the boy as follows ‘Sir – In answer to your note this moment received, I have only to say, I shall be much obliged to you to make the lease as now agreed, – for ten years only – I am, Sir, etc. etc. etc.’ – she had written a bit of rigmarole answer but at once saw it was better to be pithy and wrote the above after my dictatingwith Charles Howarth doing the cornice pannels for the north page and in the garden and about while Adney got her luncheon – too wet (small driving rain and very disagreeable morning) to stay in a warm room – at 2 off with Adney – went as far as Hardcastle’s and then left her to go to Cliff hill – then home to see about the cart and then in Lower brea wood again – they had got up 11 trees – John boughed and topped eight of them ready to plant in the foreign way, leaving the other trees with their leads and branches on, to try which way answered best – Pearson being in his field helped us to get the trees out of the wood, and to load them – got them up to the top of the wheat field where they are to be planted along the road side – 2 yards from the wall and 10 yards from each other – then at 4 35/.. off to Cliff hill for Adney – met her in the 2nd field – home at 6 – changed all my things – dinner at 6 40/.. – coffee – had Greenwood’s man to plan commode for the drawing room to hold the newspapersGreenwood very ill – had not been out of bed this fortnightI am afraid for him – the man said, he thought he had got a cold he (Greenwood) would not soon get rid of – wrote the above of today till 9 20/.. – Adney had note from Mr. Brown and 6 drawings to copy – and cork soled boots from Precious and Mawson this morning – Mr. Jubb came to my aunt this morning – till 9 3/4 settling George’s account from the 12th to the 23rd ultimo inclusive – 25 minutes with my aunt till 10 10/.. at which hour Fahrenheit 47 1/2° – rainy (small driving rain) till between 1 and 2 p.m. then fair – very high wind now at 10 1/4 p.m. – Read from page 53 to 72 Philip on Indigestion till 11 1/2 while Adney wrote to her sister – 

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0158

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