Diary Comparison

Saturday 13th December 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

No entry today.

[up at] 7 1/2 

[to bed at] 11 3/4

no kiss fine soft morning Fahrenheit 46° at 8 50/.. in my study – breakfast at 9 1/4 having made out George’s account for the last week before this – A- [Adney] gave me a hundred pounds staid downstairs talking till 10 5/.. – with Charles and James Howarth in the work shop – mention turning the Stag’s head into the farm house and setting the public house near the new road side – about up to the stone quarry – should now have merely a beam or 2 to buy – Charles thought this plan would answer very well – Kendell’s cart came between 11 and 12 with the large chest of drawers, the sofa-table and oak chimneypiece for north parlour – parcel from Baines and Newsome (Leeds) containing Nichols’s map and octavo volume of reference – wrote note acknowledging the receipt of the map and volume receipted bill = £4.13.6 and enclosed that amount begging to hear per post whether the money was received – sent the note and money in a small parcel directed ‘Messrs. Baines and Newsome, Booksellers, etc. Leeds[‘] to the care of Messrs. Kendell, by Kendell’s man – out with Adney at 1 3/4 for 1 1/4 hour in Trough of Bolland wood, to the end of the new road and back and then in the walk – out from 3 to 5 in the upper land, with Pickells, who had finished all but for one load of stone the walling at the end of John Bottomley’s Long field – paid Pickells and Charles Howarth – siding my drawers – dinner at 6 1/4 – played and won 2 hits – had Mr. Sunderland – my aunt and father pretty well – coffee near 8 – then came into blue room – fire in the stove 1st time this winter

[In margin:]

read from page 508 to 519 Bakewell 

1/2 hour with my aunt till 10 1/4 

fine, soft day – Fahrenheit 53° at 10 1/2 p.m.

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0123

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