Diary Comparison

Thursday 4th December 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

No entry today.

[up at] 7 3/4

[to bed at] 2 5/..

no kiss breakfast at 9 5/.. – Mrs. Ann Lee and her assistant came to finish our bed drapery inside, and window curtains etc. – sent John with the cart to Greenwoods for the book case – dawdling about 1 thing or other – out with Adney at 10 35/.. – we took Charles Howarth’s message about curtain rod to Ward blacksmith at Lidgate and were back about 12 – the bookcase just arrived – sad work to get it into the blue room – had the balustrade of the stairs above and at the bottom to take off – 4 men came with it – 2 went back for the sofa (brought by hand) – out from about 3 to 4 or later with Pickels draining the low land let to Carr – the bookcase not finished setting up till after 5 – with Adney – dinner at 6 5/.. – coffee – played and lost 4 hits – went to my aunt at 9 – found Marian there we both staid talking to my aunt 3/4 hour – Adney in bed by 9 1/2 – sprained her back a little this afternoon – rubbed it 1/4 hour till 10 5/.. with spirit of wine and camphor – from 1/4 to 12 1/2 wrote the whole of pages 226, 7, 8, and so far of this page – very fine day – then in an hour till 1 1/2 wrote 3 pages and ends and half the 1st page crossed to Mariana (Lawton) –

vide Thursday 4th instant top of next page Mr. Sunderland sat a little while with Adney and me – not to be mentioned beyond ourselves but Mr. Sunderland and our conservative party will choose tenants as conservative as possible and as few dissenters as possible – pews lost in the churches to the right owners by tenants being dissenters – pews go with places according to the custom of the country here, if the name of any place is marked on them – can new poll 300 for Wortley of which 100 plumpers – begged my compliments to the chairman of his committee and thanks for his note, and to give my name for helping to pay expenses if necessary – 

[In margin:]

Mr. Sunderland called between 1 and 2 found my aunt as usual ‘nothing adverse’ – vide bottom of last page

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0120

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