Diary Comparison

Sunday 21st December 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Walked to Church, as the wheels of carriage were not repaired – Mr. & Mrs. L[ampleugh] Hird at Church in Mr. Priestley’s seat – in the evening a letter for my Aunt from my sister franked by Mr. Stewart Mackenzie –

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

[up at] 9 35/..

[to bed at] 11 40/..

no kiss very fine morning Fahrenheit 45° at 10 40/.. – Mr. Washington came at 10 1/2 before Adney was quite ready dressed – had had both Mr. Warburton and Mr. Beattie to apply for Grieves’s place – but thinks neither can be a permanent tenant – whoever had the free school will find Mr. Hudson’s house enough, for the master will never be allowed to take boarders – Mr. John King the main person in the stir made some years ago – Washington evidently thinks Waddington the cardmaker would be the better tenant – both Adney and I disclaimed against the narrow policy of having so ruined the free school – did not know this ruin was to last – Adney will reconsider the matter and not give an answer till next week – read a little of the newspaper – At 12 1/4 Adney and I read prayers to my aunt Oddy, Eugénie and George in 1/2 hour – Adney had luncheon – walked to church in 50 minutes – Mr. Wilkinson did all the duty – preached 18 1/2 minutes from Romans iv.7. Joshua Riley of Whitehall Inn buried at Lightcliffe this afternoon – Mr. and Mrs. Lampleugh Hird who got into their house at Lidgate on Thursday evening last, made their appearance (1st if they were not there in the morning) in Mr. William Priestley’s pew – at home a little after 5 – looked after my travelling bag for tomorrow – dinner at 6 1/4 – Adney and I some time with my father and Marian – then coffee – and came upstairs – Adney sent to the Post Office (by John at 6 1/4 p.m.) her note to Miss Plowes – kind and saying she would send the carriage for her and send her back in the evening next week any day she (Miss Plowes) liked to spend a day here – could not send for her this week on account of engagements – this note was written in consequence of letter this morning from Mrs. Plowes (forwarded by the post from Willow Field) to announce her daughter’s arrival at Mrs. Dyson’s – In the letter bag tonight came a letter from Mrs. Sutherland to her aunt ‘Miss Walker, Cliff hill’ etc. franked by J A S /James Alexander Stuart/ Mackenzie (Stuart MacKenzie) on which Adney and I talked and speculated – odd to be so long in answering in Adney’s letter (sent a fortnight ago last Tuesday) and write to her aunt to whom Mrs. Sutherland does not owe a letter – Adney fancies the Sutherlands are against a division of the property and wish to find out whether she is quite able to act for herself! what a strange business! – But Adney does not seem very much disturbed about it –1/2 hour with my aunt till 10 – then till 10 1/2 wrote all the above of today – very fine rather frosty day – Fahrenheit 45 1/2° now at 10 1/2 p.m. –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0126 & SH:7/ML/E/17/0127

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