Diary Comparison

Thursday 3rd July 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Up & off for Bonneville at 1 ½ – violent thunderstorm arrived at Bonneville 5 – Postillion cheated us about the Carabiniers –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/13

[up at] 5 3/4

[to bed at] 9 50/..

no kiss did not go to her bed at all last night fine morning – good proper motion the first I have has [had] since leaving England – Fahrenheit 71 1/2° at 6 3/4 – looking over money etc. till 6 40/.. – then dressed – breakfast at 8 1/2 – had the imperials turned out and almost repacked them myself – busy over 1 thing or other that could not get out till 10 40/.. – shopping – back at 11 3/4 – paid all – had the master of the house up – said he had not so many rooms – 34 chambres de maitre on 4 étages instead of 5 – could not have fixed prices as Meurice’s, because Meurice had only English, and he (Monsieur Rufenacht) must depend upon all – had now 6 French families and only 2 English ourselves and another – only 3 months since he opened the hotel – the porter advised our not attempting to bring 3 common Swiss striped muslin handkerchiefs I had just bought for Adney price 1/50 – sure to be taken and would subject us to have everything examined – off from the Hotel des Bergues at 12 40/.. – ran to the shop for the handkerchiefs (not sent home) and stuffed them in my drawers – then let down the blinds Miss Walker shut her eyes and I got napkin out of bag and pinned to it the three handkerchiefs and put all on and wore them till we had passed the Sardinian custom house no view of the lake after getting out of sight of Geneva – fine, rich, beautiful, magnificent drive – on entering Amenas /Annemasse/ at 1 33/.. the Sardinian Carabiniers civilly asked if I had anything à déclarer – non! – and they let us pass on – 2 minutes farther stopt a moment (at the Douane?) and shewed our passport and were suffered to drive on immediately – the post boy whispered how civil they had been – said there was an understanding between the officers and the postilions and if I gave something to him (promised 5/.) he would pay them – at 1 50/.. heavy rain and thunder – the rain continued all the rest of the way to Bonneville (cleared up for a short while very soon after our arrival) and after 1/2 hour from the ville the thunder was so near and loud and the lightning so frequent and vivid Adney’s lips turned pale, and she was a good deal frightened – At Bonneville at 4 1/4 (La Poste) – settled to stay all night – dinner at 5 1/2 in 50 minutes excellent roast veal – very comfortable – afterwards till 6 40/.. wrote all the above of today – this valley of Faucigny (the ruins of the old chateau of that name on conical hill (left, at some little distance above the ville) very fine – just going out at 6 3/4 when rain again – looking at maps and reading Ebel’s guide till 9 10/.. – fine morning and day till near 2 (vide top line) – perpetual showers after the thunderstorm had ceased about 4 1/2 – Fahrenheit 71° now at 9 p.m. – with her twenty-five minutes –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale, SH:7/ML/E/17/0050 & SH:7/ML/E/17/0051

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