Diary Comparison

Saturday 20th December 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Dined at Cliff Hill – stayed about in Grounds till 5 oclock when dearest came to fetch me –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/0035

[up at] 8 20/..

[to bed at] 11 3/4

good kiss last night very fine morning Fahrenheit 44° at 9 20/.. a.m. at which hour breakfast – no Washington – unpacking looking over and siding Adney’s kitchen things from Lidgate (left in the laundry here) till 11 – then off with Adney to Cliff hill at 11 1/4 – went 1st to Crownest – wondering why Washington had not called – found he had left home in a hurry at 9 – then went to Cliff hill – the workmen going to dinner – I sat 25 minutes there and left Adney there – took back the little pamphlet of Reasons for contentment by archdeacon Paley, and left a copy of sir Robert Peel’s letter to his constituents at Tamworth – asked Miss Cliffhill how she wished to be styled having 1st said (in answer to her asking after Mrs. Ann Lister) that my aunt called herself Mrs. Lister and I should do the same when she had done with the brevet – Miss Cliffhill to be styled Mrs. Ann or Mrs. Walker – In returning went to Hopkin’s – the sister better – promised to send her a bottle of port wine – then into Lower brea wood, looking for sycamores to take up – then after 2 men, 1 of them carrying a gun – then examined the wood fence (bad) in Jonathan Mallinson’s land – then to Hannah Green’s – and staid talking about 1 1/2 hour – Aquilla would like to take the Mytholm farm, – and to have a mill – Hannah thinks Robinson’s wire mill must be at liberty soon – had heard he was under notice to quit – asked me if this was true – I said I was surprised at the report, and gave no decided answer either way – heard the history and vindication of young Dewhirst, etc. etc. – Aquilla to come and speak to me, and promised not to let the farm without letting Hannah know – from her house to Cliff hill in 18 minutes at 4 33/60 – Adney had been waiting anxiously – Sykes still with her planting –home at 5 1/2 – Joseph Robinson salesman for John Hemingway (who had Stocks’s delphs) waiting to tell me, he heard I wanted troughs for John Bottomley’s – would furnish them of any size, at 7 1/2d per gallon – my tenant Abraham Hemingway carts for him – Mr. Beattie was waiting in the drawing room for Adney – she told him the rent £38 per annum for Grieves’s farm, the tenant to pay all taxes – would not take less – Mr. Beattie would agree rather than miss the place – dinner at 6 1/2 – Adney and I some time with my father and Marian – then coffee – then came upstairs – sat talking – read from page 146 to 183 volume 2 Sismondi on the Literature of the South of Europe – then 1/2 hour with my aunt till 10 10/.. while Adney wrote note to go on Monday morning to Mr. Beattie – had considered of his proposal; and, as he was anxious for an early answer, begged to inform him, she would have pleasure in taking him as tenant – from year to year (he not wishing for a term of years) rent £38 per annum tenant paying all taxes – to be a written agreement – buildings to be put in good tenantable repair – wrote the above of today till 10 3/4 at which hour Fahrenheit 43 1/4° – very fine day – Kind letter this evening 3 pages franked by Lord Wharncliffe from Lady Stuart Whitehall –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0126

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