Diary Comparison

Sunday 7th December 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

No entry today.

[up at] 7 50/..

[to bed at] 12

no kiss soft damp morning fair but flags wet – Fahrenheit 52° at 8 20/.. I was half hour sitting on the pot and preparing linen for cousin – read the newspaper – siding in my study from 11 to 12 – at 12 1/4 Adney and I as usual read prayers to my aunt in 1/2 hour, and then sat a little while with her – sat with Adney at her luncheon – at Lightcliffe church at 2 1/2 – Mr. Wilkinson did all the duty – preached 17 minutes very fairly from Romans viii.28. home at 4 10/.. – staid downstairs talking – then dawdling in the blue room – dinner at 6 1/4 – some time with my father and Marian – Adney came up to bed at 8 1/2 – I had George in the dining room – gave him good advice and an oral lesson on nouns pronouns adjectives and adverbs – then rubbed Adney’s back with spirit of wine and camphor 13 minutes – then 20 minutes with my aunt till 10 5/.. then wrote to and put int the letter bag to go before breakfast tomorrow ‘Messrs. Kendell and company, upholders, Leeds. Postage Paid’ to order the small mahogany sofa table at £11, to be sent with the drawers etc. to have a lock to each of the drawers, both opened by the same key, but to have 2 keys – If Wednesday a very bad day, will not expect the things till Thursday or even Friday – to send a receipt and the bearer of it shall have the money – fine soft day – rain in the evening – very windy in the evening, and the wind very boisterously high now at 10 50/.. p.m. at which hour Fahrenheit 52 1/2° –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0121

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