Diary Comparison

Thursday 12th February 1835

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

No entry today.

[up at] 6 55/..
[to bed at] 11 25/..

no kiss ready in 50 minutes fine softish rather hazyish morning now at 8 10/.. at which at which hour Fahrenheit 42° and breakfast – out with William Keighley at 8 50/.. and with him in Lower brea wood till 12 55/.. when brought him home to dine with the servants – he was off again to the wood at 1 35/.. and I off with Adney and walked with her as far as the Mytholm-land stone quarry on her way to Cliff hill – then with William Keighley again at 1 55/.. and made up the number of 27 trees chiefly ash (valued from 9d to 12/.) cut down in Lower brea wood, and then cut down 2 ash (dead tops value 10/. + 6/.) in Lower brea land till 4 20/.. when let William Keighley go home – and I went to Hannah Green’s meaning to say I had given up all thought of building a corn-mill; but she had people with her and I came away almost immediately without saying what I intended – then to Park farm (Walsh land) wood – 5 more large sycamores brought there today and left ready for planting – some time with Charles and James Howarth when they came away from loadening and unloadening the trees – the rest of the day making piping from the Walker pit drift – Came in at 5 55/.. – dinner at 6 1/4 – Had Duncan’s tailor Mr. Jackson who brought home my pelisse he had shortened and some patterns of cloth for George – with my father and Marian from 8 to 9 – Note this morning by George from Mr. Freeman – he will come between 9 and 10 a.m. on Monday – Letter this evening from Monsieur L. /Léonard/ Gaudin topographe, à Genève, dated the 1st instant, to say the model had been delayed by his illness, but that he was now recovered, the model was in a state of forwardness, and as soon as finished he would write to let me know – the Chamouni collection of plants cannot be completed before August next – all very right – wrote the above of today then with my aunt from 9 25/.. to 10 – fine day tho’ a driving shower about 4 p.m. and one about 11 a.m. Fahrenheit 44° now at 10 5/.. p.m. and high wind – rather in the afternoon after the servants dinner but wind much got up now – 

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0162

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