Diary Comparison

Thursday 15th January 1835

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

No entry today.

[up at] 9 25/..

[to bed at] 11 55/..

no kiss  ready in 3/4 hour and breakfast at 10 10/.. – Adney very poorly during the morning, sickish and I think bilious   pain in her stomacch /stomach/ and tendency to bowel complaint but it went off  Charles Howarth as yesterday putting up oak wainscot in north parlour passage – from 11 to 2 10/.. (but Adney very poorly about 12 and this interrupted me) wrote Tuesday and the first 22 lines of yesterday – Adney not having been out since Saturday (except church on Sunday) thought a little fresh air would do good, and got her as far as Park farm, in spite of small rain and disagreeable wind in our faces, then returned and walked a little on the flags in front of the house – out for 1/2 hour till 2 55/.. – then I out again in 1/4 hour at 3 10/.. till 6 – at Whiskum cottage – Pickels and his brother Nathan and son John putting 2 large rag covers over the reservoir – stopt them – told them I would have a pillar run up in the middle of the reservoir for the covers to rest on – then with Pickels to John Bottomleys water drift – and Walker pit to see the rag wheelstones laid there (stones, and delivered at the spot at 11 1/2d per yard) – then down with him to look at the draining (soughing) in the low land, and to see the walling just done, all but tops, against the low part of Trough of Bolland wood – returned by the Godley road and Park farm, and came in at 6 – dinner at 6 1/2 – coffee – came upstairs at 7 3/4 – no going in to see my father – Marian’s friend there – sat some while talking to Adney – then settled George’s account etc. and from 8 25/.. to 9 3/4 wrote out from line 22 of yesterday to line 25. of page 278 of today – then 20 minutes with my aunt till 10 5/.. at which hour Fahrenheit 43 1/2° in my study – thaw – fine morning overhead – dampish rather small rainy afternoon – Adney poorlyish towards night – gave her a glass of hot weak wine and water after she was in bed which did good – very rainy night at 11 p.m. and afterwards till after I was in bed –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0146

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