Diary Comparison

Sunday 14th December 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

No entry today.

[up at] 8 3/4

[to bed at] 11 20/..

no kiss Soft dampish finish morning Fahrenheit 46° at 9 3/4 a.m. at which hour breakfast – no fire in the stove this morning as yesterday for the 1st time – with Adney or dawdling and siding in my study till 12 25/.. – then Adney and I (alternately, except that I read the lesson – my throat still too sorely inclined to bear much) read prayers to my aunt and Oddy and Eugénie and George in 35 minutes till 12 55/.. – then dawdling and siding again – sat with Adney at her luncheon – At Lightcliffe church at 2 20/.. – Mr. Wilkinson did all the duty – preached 21 minutes (2 of which taken up with giving out the text) from Matthew xxxvi.31, 32 goodish sermon – home at 4 1/2 – siding – dinner at 6 10/.. – a little while with my father and Marian – coffee and came into the blue room at 8 – writing copy of note to Mr. Parker for A- [Adney]    about Greaves and his account of arrears Greaves’s account of arrears = £72.10.0 instead of £90 as per Adney’s rent book – read a page or 2 of Bakewell’s geology – just before church happening to see my subscription concert ticket price 10/6, for Mr. Sharp’s concert tomorrow evening, thought of Mrs. Briggs, my late steward’s wife, and sent it to her (to go by George before breakfast tomorrow) with the following note – ‘Miss Lister has great pleasure in sending Mrs. Briggs a ticket for the concert tomorrow evening, in the hope that Mrs. or Miss Briggs, or someone of their friends will be pleased with the performance – Shibden-hall, Sunday evening 14 December 1834.[‘] 20 minutes with my aunt till 10 20/.. at which hour Fahrenheit 48°. very fine day tho’ dampish and rather hazy in the afternoon – 

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0124

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