Diary Comparison

Saturday 14th February 1835

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

No diary entry today

[up at] 7 1/4
[to bed at] 11 1/2

no kiss Soft damp morning Fahrenheit 43° at 8 1/4 – had been out 5 or 6 minutes before in the barn and workshop – breakfast at 8 1/2 in 3/4 hour – before and after till 10 1/2 read from page 97 to 119 Philip on Indigestion – went down to Washington for a minute or 2 – then Mr. Bradley not being come sent off Pickells to magistrates office against Joseph Gill summonsed for cutting down wood in Yew trees wood without orders – then read forward from page 119 to 135 Philip on Indigestion and went out at 11 1/2 into to Lower brea wood to William Keighley’s 2 men brushing the wood – Throp and 1 man as yesterday – Came home for Adney at 1 1/2 and out with her at 1 3/4 for 1 5/.. hour walking in the walk – then Had Mr. Bradley near an hour fixed on plan for cottage in Adney‘s is-to-be flower garden which with an octagon room 14×14 for laboratory, will be very pretty and all done for £100 taking the Conery barn for materials – Mr. Bradley thinks there will be room for 5 or 6 houses at Northgate without spoiling my plan for an Inn – each house would be done for £300 and would let for £40 at least – Gave Mr. Bradley a note to Mr. Parker (unsealed) to ‘Messrs. Parker and Adam, solicitors, Halifax’ begging them to give Mr. Bradley the sale-plan of Northgate, saying he would call for it this afternoon in passing – told him to think about a plan for the 5 or 6 houses as above named as I might probably build them – he would have them ready for roofing in October, and for inhabiting next March twelvemonth – Out again at 4 1/2 and from then to 6 1/2 in Lower brea wood, or with Throp and his man – they planted the 8 sycamores at the top of the Daisy bank, and about as many in Wellroyde land, and lastly finished earthing up large thorn in Charles Howarth’s pea field and getting up a thorn or 2 at the bottom of the Hall croft ready for Monday – Pickells had come in time to receive Mr. Bradley’s orders about the dry bridge – had him and his 2 drainers this evening loadening and taking to the top of the Daisy bank   more sycamores and 1 good strong ash the only one we have got up – Throp and his man finished getting up sycamores this afternoon – while out in the morning went to Lower brea to tell Mrs. Robinson of having planted sycamores at the top of the Daisy bank and say I should be obliged to George Robinson to take what care he could of them – she very civil, and, of course, so was I – home at 6 1/2 – dressed – dinner at 7 – Adney sealed and sent off by John tonight my letter written yesterday to ‘Mrs. Lawton, Claremont house, Leamington, Warwickshire’ – dinner at 7 – coffee – came upstairs at 8 1/2 and till 9 wrote all but the 2 first lines of today – John brought from Whitley’s this morning the first 18 fasciculi of Quain’s anatomy of which read the 1st fasciculus this evening – then 1/2 hour with my aunt till 10 10/.. when Fahrenheit 46 1/2° – damp but windy day – high wind towards night –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0163

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