Diary Comparison

Saturday 23rd August 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Up at 10 to 6 – wrote letter to my Aunt Monsieur Perrelet brought watches, dearest bought one – beautifully enamelled for  . [gap] went to La Page’s furniture warehouse, saw some pretty tables, a new sort of sofa – a nice writing & work table combined & a screen on model of one at Geneva – besides a neat little writing desk, & many other pretty little things. Then went to Fischer, saw some beautiful armoirs, beds, & dining tables, made to draw out to a length for 30 people, the leaves deposited inside the drawing out apparatus, & only the top leaf & two ends were mahogany, the others were deal, as the table cloth is always left on the tables. bought little white frock for – Mary, at Lafevriere Frère, Rue Neuve Vivienne, then to Rue St. Victor, where dearest left me, & went to Miss Berry’s, she dined with them, & I dusted books in her apartment & got back in a cabriolet to Hotel at 8 o’clock, dearest came in half hour afterwards, [word crossed out], she very poorly had some very weak brandy & water, & no dinner – [gap] .

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/31

[up at] 8 3/4

[to bed at] 12 1/4

good kiss last night – up at 6 1/2 a.m. with regular bowel complaint – Perrelet a little before 9 – his father got the Legion of honour – one of the 28 decorations given (out of above 2000 people) for what they had at the Exposition – Miss Beckett’s brother had taken back her watch – bought a very nice little enamelled watch 360/. for Adney – Perrelet said bowel complaint was very common – the medical men desired people to eat very little fruit – called the complaint cholerine – Adney pleased with the watch but thought it money thrown away, so to our mutual satisfaction determined to give it to Charlotte Stuart and to ask Miss Berry to take it home – that Perrelet might have time regler it perfectly well – breakfast at 10 40/.. – Adney and I out (in the landau) at 12 – Looked over the furniture sale rooms of Lesage rue Grange Batelièrethen went chez Fischer (whose well-made furniture we had seen at the Exposition – and who got the silver medal, the highest reward given for ebenisterie, –  and recommended by Perrelet – much difficulty in finding the place) Impasse Guémené /Guémenée/ no. 3, rue St. Antoine – liked a cartonnier at 140/. but could not take it home – all the French marchander, so his etiquettes marked so as to allow him to abate a little – he mentioned this very honestly – liked the man – will employ him when I want furniture – he has much now chez Lesage – pays high for standing and there, on the thing being sold – out of 430/. e.g. allows 50/. – took us into his workshop upstairs – making fauteuils at 12000/. each for Rothschild rich in carving and gilding – doing up for him a very handsome old oak-carved armoire, cost 600 francs at a curiosity shop – could remember when such might have been bought for 20/. but now sought after and dear – the curiosity merchants get them from La Vendée – passed over the pont du jardin du Roi and left Adney and George at no. 27 rue St. Victor at 3 1/4 (to dust books) – then went chez Crochard to order some books – the Annales du musée du jardin des plantes, rare – sold at 700 to 800 francs – Monsieur Elie de Beaumont’s Memoire sur les révolutions de la surface du globe, published separately, is épuisé, but I have it in the Annales des sciences naturelles end of 1829 and beginning of 1830. L’art de vérifier les dates, 27 volumes octavo at 5/. or 6/. – out of print – must have it d’occasion – ordered for my return    to have Maltebrun’s Geography immediately 7 volumes out 5 to come –     volumes 3 and 4 Capefigue’s histoire [de] Philippe Auguste orderedChateaubriand’s works about 25 volumes at 5/ or 6/. –

Cours d’agricutlure, 16 volumes octavo to be had for 56/. because going to be republished cheap, in 2 columns on each page.

Glossaire de Ducarge, to be got d’occasion – when opportunity offers – ordered for my return

Collection des memoires 1st and 2nd series 150 volumes à 5/. going to be reprinted cheap, in 2 columns.

Guizot’s revolution d’Angleterre, 25 volumes octavo

Manuel du libraire – difficult à se procurer – has not even a copy for himself – must bring 1 from Brussels, will get one for me if he can – ordered

Tableaux synchronique par Michelet                                 }

Précis de l’histoire du moyen age, par Monsieur des Michells /Michels/ 2 volumes     } ordered

Manuel de Diplomacie                                                      }

Off from Crochard’s at 3 55/.. for Bellevue no. 7 to call upon Lady Charlotte Lindsay and the Miss Berrys – there at 5 – very civil and kind – asked me to dine – staid – very agreeable visit – Miss Berry will take charge of the watch to be left for me with either Lady Stuart Whitehall, or Lady Stuart de Rothesay – Miss Agnes Berry recommended the correspondence of Victor Jacquemenot /Jacquemont/ to his family from Les Indes orientaux in 1829 to 1832 – sent out by the jardin des plantes – now dead – 2 volumes octavo – home in an hour at 8 1/2 – Adney only just returned – dinner at 9 – fine day till about one p.m. – afterwards gentle rain the greater part of the afternoon and evening – Fahrenheit 66º at 12 5/.. tonight – Miss Berry had not got the address for the bellows, could not get it, so had no bellows for me – but would bring me a pair to England with her if I liked –

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