Diary Comparison

Thursday 12th June 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Breakfasted 10.45 & paid Bill £15-0 [gap] waiter 12/. chambermaid 8/. off at 1.45 called at Hawkins & left boxes & drawings in his care – then to Warren’s Regent St. with a note for Mrs. Lawton, parcel to Hammersley – & left there 2 letters for Post Office  out of London at 2 oclock – Cap of carriage wheel taken off at Greenwich Toll gate, by the carelessness of a carrier’s cart, George went back to find it; man made an apology, got it repaired at coach maker’s by the gate for 1/. intended to see Rochester Cathedral, but prevented by rain. a very comfortable inn, numerous plants & every appearance of a foreign hotel – got some sandwiches – then to Sittingbourne, where asked to take four horses but declined. arrived at Canterbury 10.20 oclock tea. & to bed at 11.30

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/4

[up at] 10 1/2

[to bed at] 12 20/..

quiet last night only so so this morning – breakfast about 12 – paid all – heavy shower about 12 – before and after finish – Fahrenheit 64° at 11 a.m. – after all, very fairly comfortable at Escudier’s the Pulteney hotel no. 13 Albemarle Street – the cooking very good and charge reasonable – Off for Dartford at 1 40/.. left a small box full of things with Mr. Hawkins – then left at Warren’s my letter written last night to ‘Mrs. Lawton, Warren’s hotel, Regent Street’ then left at Hammersleys, directed to ‘Miss Walker’ and also to myself and dated today, a brown paper parcel containing Miss Walker’s will, and off from Hammersley’s door at 1 55/.. – at 2 50/.. just before passing the turnpike into Greenwich (Deptford and Greenwich join) a cart drove against us, and knocked off the cap of the off hind wheel – luckily a coachmakers shop close to the turnpike – delayed there 1/4 hour putting the cap into the fire (much bent) and setting it on again – at Rochester at 6 1/4 – got out for 5 minutes and took some sandwiches to eat in the carriage – Alighted at the Fountain Canterbury at 10 1/4 – tea – Rainy day – very rainy evening – Fahrenheit 62° now at 10 40/.. – tea and reading the Times of today till 11 1/2 –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale, SH:7/ML/E/17/0042

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