Diary Comparison

Sunday 25th January 1835

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Up at 9 – after breakfast poorly & laid on sofa read a little in Townshend’s Bible – then went to read Prayers with Mrs. Lister – St. Paul’s day. just stopped at Hinscliffe’s to speak to him, as we went to Church – had Mr. Akeroyde. back here at 10 to 5 – read a few pages in Essays on the Church – dearest wrote a note to Mr. Jubb requesting him to come at ten tomorrow – dinner – went to wish Mr. Lister good night – read some chapters in Genesis in Townshend’s Bible –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/38

[up at] 8 1/4

[to bed at] 11 1/4

no kiss – ready in an hour – fine soft morning – not a trace of snow left – Fahrenheit 44 1/2º at 9 3/4 – at 10 3/4 to 12 20/.. at my desk – Adney and I read prayers at 12 20/.. to my aunt and Oddy and Eugenie and George as usual till after one – then wrote the following to ‘Mr. Samuel Washington, Crownest,[‘] to be delivered tonight – ‘Shibden hall. Sunday afternoon 25 January 1835. Sir – I can manage very well about the levelling so that you do not need have any trouble about it; nor need you look over and value the surface till the end of the week – you will be so good as take possession of the Mytholm, and Stump-Cross Inn land on the day – I am, sir, etc. etc. etc. A Lister’ ‘Be so good as let me have the measurement of the stone got in the Yewtrees wood quarry, as soon as you can’ – then wrote as follows to ‘Mr. Bradley, architect, Elland’ ‘Miss Lister will be particularly obliged to Mr. Bradley to come to Shibden hall on Tuesday morning, if possible; if not, on Wednesday morning – the drift-drivers want the job doing (completing) in the course of a few days – Shibden hall. Sunday afternoon 25 January 1835’ – George left the note to Samuel Washington at his father’s to be sent to Crownest this evening and John took the note to Elland this afternoon and in the evening brought back very civil note from Mr. Bradley to say he had intended coming tomorrow but will come on Tuesday morning if fine; if not on Wednesday – the horses here at 2 – and off in a few minutes to Lightcliffe church – waited there 13 minutes – Mr. Akroyde did all the duty – preached 33 minutes from Matthew viii. 20 – ‘the foxes have holes and the birds have nests’ etc. I beguiled the time by dozing – home at 4 3/4 – Adney and I sat talking over the fire till 5 3/4 then 1/4 hour with my aunt – she would rather have Mr. Jubb tomorrow morning – wrote ‘Mrs. Lister’s compliments to Mr. Jubb and will be glad to see him at 10 tomorrow morning, or, if that hour does not suit him, will be obliged to him to fix the next earliest hour he can – Shibden hall. Sunday evening 25 January 1835.’ sent the above by John this evening to ‘Mr. Jubb, Halifax’ desiring him to call as he returned from the post office for an answer – then dinner at  6 1/2 – coffee – 1/2 hour with my father and Marian till 8 – then till 8 40/.. (taking in before and a little after morning prayers) had written the whole of pages 293, 4, 5 and so far of his page of my journal – Read the Morning Herald – 20 minutes with my aunt till 10 at which hour Fahrenheit 48 1/2º – fine soft morning and day till about 2 p.m. then and afterwards damp and small rain – fine growing day – my aunt had note from Mr. Jubb to say he would come about 11 a.m. tomorrow – engaged at 10 –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0153 & SH:7/ML/E/17/0154

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