Diary Comparison

Thursday 1st January 1835

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

In the afternoon walked to Cliff Hill, Sykes & his son planting thorns & hazels

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/0036

[up at] 7 3/4
[to bed at] 11 1/2

very fine dry morning Fahrenheit 50 3/4° at 8 10/.. at which hour having given the servants their etrennes, off to High Roydes – there in about 1/2 hour – found Holt at home – told him I wanted water above all things – the drift therefore should not be in the coal-band but in the dirtband, 8 feet lower than the coalband – thought the price offered for corve wheel stone 1 1/2 inches thick 1 foot broad and 3 feet long for 2d enough – then went to Greenwood’s about the road thro’ his upper land – told him to employ a man to level it down and I would pay him – then to Mr. Parker’s to ask what to do about the hunters – to see if I could get people to swear against any individuals and then bring an action against them first taking the opinion of a special pleader on the subject – Mr. Parker wishes I would put up the Northgate property to sale in lots – no! not now inclined to sell at all – returned up the new bank to get a button put on one of my boots at Booth’s – had seen him as I passed, in going – he had heard I was going to build a new market place at Northgate and turn the house into a good Inn, both of which he thought would answer – home at 10 1/2 – breakfast – out again at 11 3/4 – with Joseph Mann and his companion at the drift begun yesterday and Pickels there building heads for the planks, for the runs, to rest on – then Thomas Pearson came to me in the approach road – Hoped he had not displeased me by coming with Dewhirst to speak about the farm – no! explained – He said upon his word and honour it was not true (that he had had a child by his woman servant), and I said I was very glad to take his word, and disbelieve the scandal – then on further explanation about the farm, said I meant Mrs. Dewhirst to quit the house – would have nothing to do with her – but had heard much good of her son, and if he married Pearson’s daughter, of the Stump Cross Inn, and his uncle Thomas Pearson’s father, and the rest of them would set him up, I would say nothing against him – he might do very well, and I would not be too hard upon him – Thomas Pearson said it would take £300 or £400 to set him up – I said I did not want to part a son from his mother – they must order this amongst themselves but I would have nothing to do with the mother not thinking it right she should, in the way she was said to do, prevent her sons marrying – Ran after Adney in the walk going to Cliff hill (at 1 1/2) went with her as far as to Hardcastle’s – then returned – sent John off to Bentley’s delph at Northowram windmill about corve wheel stone (vide line 4) – asked 2 1/2d per yard for the foot-wide and 5d per yard for the 20 inch wide (all 1 1/2 inches thick) – John went a 2nd time to say I would not give these prices – wished my aunt and father a happy new year – off again for Adney at 4 – went to Cliff hill – a little while there – home at 5 1/2 – Marian’s intended here   comes to tea once a week   probably about every Thursday      we never see him   dinner at 6 1/4 – coffee – wrote the above of today till 8 40/.. then talking to Adney till 9 1/2 then 1/2 hour with my aunt – reading the newspaper till 10 1/2 – very fine mild day Fahrenheit 46 1/2° now at 10 1/2 p.m. in my study – note this evening from Mr. Parker containing list from Mr. Adam of unpromised votes – 

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0135

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