There is a wealth of knowledge out there, but it’s not always easy to know where to start. Below are our recommendations for any budding researcher, or anyone wanting to learn more about Ann Walker:
- Published works about Anne Lister and Ann Walker by Jill Liddington – http://www.jliddington.org.uk/. Also her journal article about Inheritance is especially interesting.
- Anne Choma‘s companion guide to the tv series Gentleman Jack – https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/1083876/anne-choma.html
- Cat Euler‘s thesis which has an epilogue about Ann Walker. https://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/2471/1/DX190733.pdf
- If you are interested in how Lunacy Commissions worked in the 1840’s, Elmer’s book is a good start https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=1HljAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
- Ann Walker’s Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Walker_of_Lightcliffe
- https://www.packedwithpotential.org. Info about the lunacy commission, Horncastle and pre-Russia trip, as well timelines, story maps and lots of information about Anne Lister and her diaries.
- https://www.lightcliffechurchyard.org.uk/people-of-interest Walkers of Lightcliffe
- https://www.lightcliffehistory.org.uk General History of Lightcliffe and info about the Walkers
- To get a broader overview of Anne Lister https://www.annelister.co.uk/ is Helena Whitbread’s site
- https://sjriocain.com/ for information about families connected to Anne Lister
- Following the #AnneListerCodeBreakers on Twitter will also give you some insight into Ann Walker through the eyes of Anne Lister’s diaries, also many have their own blogs which are fascinating to read. Packed with Potential website has a list of blogs written by Codebreakers and also Tumblr is a good resource for Codebreaker blogs.
- There has also been some interesting research published, on the facebook group Gentleman Jack Fans (HBO/BBC One TV Show) – search the group for “Ann Walker”