Diary Comparison

Sunday 4th January 1835

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

No entry today.

[up at] 8 40/..

[to bed at] 11 1/2

no kiss very fine morning – hard frost Fahrenheit 38°, in my study, sun shining, at 10 1/2 a.m. at which hour breakfast till 11 1/2 – wrote the last 29 lines of yesterday – went in to my aunt at 12 1/4 – read the morning service in 35 minutes – sat talking till Mr. Sunderland came – my aunt pretty well and Cordingley better – Mr. Edmund Lascelles had declined being a candidate for our Riding because his father Lord Harewood thought his election doubtful, and it would cost us £10,000 – had just written the above of today at 1 40/.. – at Lightcliffe church in 22 minutes at 2 20/.. and waited 1/4 hour – Mr. Lockwood read the prayers and Mr. Akroyde preached 33 minutes from 1 Corinthians xv. 19, very well considering the man – but his pronunciation and manner of delivery so far from good, I could not make out above 1/2 he said – home at 4 3/4 – read a few pages of volume 2 Plumpton Wilson’s sermons – dinner at 6 – dessert on and as since Friday; and, as then, and since then, Matthew helped George to wait – coffee – then Adney and I 25 minutes with my father and Marian, and came upstairs at 7 55/.. – note from the Halifax philosophical society to say their next general meeting will be on Monday the 19th  instead of Monday the 5th instant – read the newspaper and then from page 80 to 99 Phillips’s guide to geology till 9 1/2 – while Adney was asleep on the sofa – with my aunt from 9 3/4 for 20 minutes – very fine day – hard frost – Fahrenheit 37 1/2° at 10 5/.. p.m. in my study – no fire in the stove today –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0137

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