Diary Comparison

Tuesday 19th August 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

up at 4 1/2 & called dearest – breakfasted & off about 7. – when dearest paid, Madame said breakfast was not included, so dearest paid her 40 sous, but on that account gave nothing for la fille – fine open country, about Moulins & Névers some Campagnes that reminded me almost of England – road very good – At Névers bought a little box & 2 pincushions made of beads – at La Charité at 8 oclock very comfortable rooms & dearest no trouble in bargaining, Madame took at once 23 francs for dinner, beds, & breakfast. . very comfortable

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/30

[up at] 4 3/4

[to bed at] 11 3/4

no kiss fine morning Fahrenheit 70º at 6 a.m. very fair dinner good beds and good milk and bread for breakfast – very comfortable – but the woman bethought her in the morning she had taken us ‘à trop bon marché’ so charged breakfast – I gave 2/. and would therefore give nothing to la fille – Off at 7 6/.. – Varennes /Varennes-sur-Allier/ tolerable little town – fine open country – women ride astride – Bessay /Bessay-sur-Allier/ good village? Boat shaped straw bonnets from this side of Vichy to Nevers – Moulins large good town in wide flat plain – à la poste asked 1/. per basin or portion of potage, so would not have any – all today (now noon) hedges on each side of the Road, and fields as in England – dust terrible – Villeneuve /Villeneuve-sur-Allier/ a little town – might sleep well enough à la poste – soup here ./75 the basin – St. Imbert small town – a few drops of rain at 1 50/.. fine country all around St. Imbert – an extensive well-wooded plain terminated only by the horizon – at Nevers at 5 23/..– pass large handsome new stone bridge over broad sandy bedded Loire – little breadth of water just now – handsome enough large-looking town along the back of the river opposite to us in passing the bridge – nice looking small cathedral, but miss the good part of the town (do not go thro’ grand place) in driving direct to the poste – beset there by 3 women selling bead-made pincushions, boxes, purses, egg-cups, etc. etc. bought 2 of the 1st at 1/25 and 1 of the 2nd at 1/50 = 4/. – soon after Nevers approach nice hill-range en face – at 6 20/.. near the top, and fine look down upon long straight reach of Loire and Nevers in the distance and the rich wide plain of the Loire – Pougues /Pougues-les-Eaux/ good village at bottom of the descent – from 7 35/.. the fine Loire close (left) – just light enough to see the fine bridge over it of 9 or 10 arches – alight à la Poste at 7 55/.. – fine day – Fahrenheit 75º at 10 1/4 p.m. till 11 40/60 wrote out Saturday last – so sleepy I knew not what I wrote so obliged to give it up – two rooms adjoining but not with her at all –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:/ML/E/17/0077

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