Ann Walker’s Entry
Anne Lister’s Entry
No diary entry today
[up at] 7 40/..
[to bed at] 11 25/..
no kiss fine frosty morning – Fahrenheit 38° at 10 40/.. – ready in 3/4 hour – out a little while – a little while with Marian – breakfast at 9 in 1/2 hour – then had Mr. Jubb to bandage and put compression on my right wrist sprained a week or 10 days ago – a considerable ganglion produced by the escape of the synovial fluid – will be a month before it is well – then went with him to see my aunt’s leg dressed – her pulse good – she may continue a considerable time – then a little while with my father and Marian – out at the dry bridge and at the drift – came in at 11 – off with Adney at 11 50/.. to Cliff hill – found there Mrs. William Priestley and Mrs. Bateman and her sister Miss Champagne – Mrs. William Priestley and I sat on opposite sides of the room and I never, in entering, went near her, nor took further notice than how do you do – she and her friends did not stay long after our arrival and tho’ we staid near 3/4 hour afterwards no mention was made of them – yet Mrs. Ann Walker in very good humour with and civil to Adney and me – In returning saw a rabble of hunters about and some in my ground – sent John Pickells and his fellow drainer after them – but they all got off – left Adney at home at 2 1/2, and went down to the draining in the Lower brook Ing, and to Lower brea wood – Throp’s son and 3 men getting up Sycamores as yesterday – had the cart down and the 2 Howarths and Pickells to help the trees out of the wood and loaden them – the cart went twice with one heavy tree each time into the ground I bought of Mrs. Walsh near the new bank – and with the last cart Throp and his men went to plant the trees carried yesterday – about 5 1/2 Mr. Abbott passed us but I took no notice – home at 5 50/.. – Marian gone out to tea! – no doubt Mr. Abbott had come to meet her and escorted her home where she arrived at 8.20 !!! dinner at 6 1/4 – coffee – Adney and I with my father from 7 1/2 to 8 3/4 when he went to bed – then came upstairs and wrote the above of today – Joseph Mann will want vent in pipes for 120 yards of drift, 60 yards of which will afterwards be wanted for the pit-sinking – ordered 60 yards to be made of 4 inch bands put together and the other 60 yards of 1/2 inch stuff – Adney and I had an excellent plum-pudding today in commemoration of this 1st anniversary of our being together so comfortably and so happily – may we live to enjoy many more such anniversaries! – my wrist makes writing painful – 20 minutes with my aunt till 10 p.m. at which hour Fahrenheit 38 1/2° – very fine frosty day –
Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0161
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