Diary Comparison

Thursday 24th July 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Up at 6 – wrote part of a letter to my Aunt. at 1 went to performance of music in Church singing very inferior, but Music, good – when over went to bookseller’s shop. dinner at 7 – letter from my sister –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/18

1834 July Thursday 24th

[up at] 7 3/4

[to bed at] 11

long good kiss last night very fine morning Fahrenheit 73° at 9 a.m. – breakfast at 9 1/4 to 10 1/4 – dressed – had Monsieur Desrogis to pack the fine Mont Blanc cristal – then sat reading Chamouni Itinéraire ascent of Mont Blanc – took Eugenie and George and Adney and I at the concert of the Helvetic society of music at the cathedral (walked) at 1 20/.. – full – obliged to be in the north side aisle and could scarcely see the orchestra – A lady held out her hand to me from the outside of the centre seats – had not the least recollection of …. Miss Merrienne now our queen’s reader at £100 per annum çidevant governess to the Ricketts, at Dr. Belcombe’s the performance began at 2 20/.. (advertized for 2) – the 1st part lasted an hour – then in 1/2 hour the 2nd part began and was over at 4 40/.. – said to be 300 performers – instrumental performance good – but the music (tho’ a fine messe said to be composed for the occasion and hymns etc.) worth not much to me and the singing very indifferent – our oratorios from Handel, Mozart, etc. infinitely finer and better got up – waited till the crowd had gone out, – and we ourselves were out at 4 50/.. – bought tickets for the concert tomorrow to be given in the theatre – went to Monsieur Gaudin, and scratched out Hawkins’s address and gave that of ‘Messrs. Hammersleys and Co. Bankers, London’ to whose care I desired the model to be sent – Monsieur Gaudin said it might perhaps be sent off in January – said he had an English gentleman about ordering a model the same dimensions as mine – looking at prints at the shop opposite the toporama – and bought there map of the Tyrol to be mounted home at 6 – dinner at 7 – reading about Mont Blanc very fine day – Fahrenheit 72° at 11 p.m. – Adney in bed at 10 50/.. – a few minutes in her bed but said I could not give her a good kiss so left her

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0063

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