Ann Walker’s Entry
Anne Lister’s Entry
Up at 6 oclock breakfasted 20 to 8 off to embark 8.20 Mr. Birmingham came to the Ship Hotel for us – Went to the vessel in a boat sadly tossed by the waves it being nearly low water off from Dover 10 to 9. shut eyes then, & then never opened them till close upon Calais harbour, not sick, out of Ferret at 20 to 12 – Went with Monsieur Kelliac [Quillacq] to Custom House, had to walk all along pier which is very long. & then to the Hotel – had some Chablis & biscuits, went to sleep then walked in gallery dinner 3.40 Sole, Veal cutlets, tart, strawberries, & cherries – off at 5.12 beset at last Poste before getting to Boulogne by entreaties to go to various Hotels there, one man rode after us & put a card in at the window with request to go to Hotel du Nord – arrived at Hotel de Londres at 7.05 Had tea. Sleeping room out of apartment English beds in bed at 10.30 –
Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/6
[up at] 6 10/..
[to bed at] 12 5/..
a kiss last night fine morning Fahrenheit 64° at 6 1/2 a.m. – breakfast at 7 1/2 – on board the Ferret packet Captain Hamilton, having put off from shore in a small boat, at 8 1/2 – under weigh at 8 3/4 – Miss Walker and [I] sat in the carriage – she not sick at all – I very soon got rid of my breakfast – sick twice afterwards – fine fresh air – a side wind and crowded all sail – cast anchor at 11 3/4 and, leaving Joseph with the carriage that could not be landed before 2, got into a small boat (Miss Walker Eugenie and myself) and landed alongside the pier about 12 1/2 – some people from 2 other boats had been carried ashore on men’s shoulders – Quillacq’s commissioner in waiting and walked with him to the hotel and comfortable there at 1 1/4 – asleep on the sofa – Miss Walker very well and sat by me – the carriage not landed till after 3, and not cleared out from the custom house till after 4 – obliged to pay 400 francs duty for the carriage – my permit only for 3 years – could not do otherwise – must settle the matter in Paris – had a veal cutlet and off from Calais at 5 12/.. – alighted at the hotel de Londres at Boulogne at 9 1/2 – comfortable salon and double bedded room adjoining – tea and I had boiled milk as usual – very fine day –
Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale, SH:7/ML/E/17/0043
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