Ann Walker’s Entry
Anne Lister’s Entry
No diary entry today.
[up at] 9
[to bed at] 11 1/2
no kiss fine morning – breakfast at 9 50/.. – afterwards (not able to read prayers to my aunt) read from page 248 to 281 ii. Gutzlaff – then till 2 wrote the whole of this and the last page and wrote note to ‘John Waterhouse Esquire Wellhead’ very particularly obliged for his note of yesterday ‘I hope I have not very inconveniently trespassed on your time – if I have, I regret it the more, because I am sure you would with pleasure do me any service in your power’ – saw in yesterday’s Halifax Guardian the advertisement of the meeting to be on the 3rd proximo and that ‘Specifications and a report thereupon are left at the office of the company for the information and inspection of the proprietors.’ The estimate you are so good as give me of the money to be expended (about 25 percent on the stock) does certainly not exceed my expectation. I am, dear sir, very truly yours A Lister’ – at Lightcliffe church in 19 minutes at 2 1/2 – waited 6 minutes – Mr. Wilkinson did all the duty – preached 24 minutes less interestingly than last Sunday from the same text Ecclesiastes xi. 3. home at 4 1/2 – some time with my aunt (had just seen her for a minute before going to church) – in great pain now and all last night – never suffered so much during a whole night – she had nevertheless taken the strengthened opium pills – she looks ill – then a little while with my father and Marian – the latter surely means to marry as soon as may be after my father’s death Mr Abbott as it seems well be it so I only hope she will not marry as if from Shibden and that I shall be away – dinner at 6 – Adney poorlyish with pain in her neck – coffee – wrote the above of this page and looked over newspapers and talked to Adney till 8 3/4 – then 20 minutes with my aunt – rubbed Adney’s back with strong saturated solution of camphor in spirit of wine 12 minutes – 1st time of trying camphor – very fine day – Fahrenheit 46° now at 10 1/2 p.m. –
Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0109 & SH:7/ML/E/17/0110
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