Diary Comparison

Tuesday 24th June 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

 Up at 6.30 Breakfasted 8.20 off from Hotel de la Terrace (Rue de Rivoli) at 20 to 11 – thro’ St. Victor & passed the Gobelin manufactory of Tapestry – drove a little thro the Forêt de Fontainebleau, it is 24 miles in Circumference – arrived at Hotel de la ville de Lyon at 5.15 ordered dinner – went to the palace a very large & interesting building, originally begun as a hunting box by Henry 7th [should be Louis 7th] – remodelled by Francis 1st & successively improved by Louis 14th, 15th & 16th – much improved & magnificently furnished by Buonaparte, who was very fond of it – shewed us the table on which he signed his abdication April 5th 1814. took leave of his troops from the cour de cheval blanc. Walked in Les jardins Anglais, which are beautifully laid out – saw the tulip tree flourishing plentifully, & growing much higher than I ever saw one in England – Acacias very fine – plain trees particularly so – beds of roses & Rhododendrons raised about 3 feet from the ground but flat, not raised in the middle – returned to Hotel dinner 7.30. Soup – Mutton cutlets, eel, veal Cutlets, Poulet, soufflet, cream, strawberries, & cherries. bed at 9.30 –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/9 & 10

[up at] 6 1/4

[to bed at] 12 55/..

a long kiss last night very fine morning Fahrenheit 71° at 7 1/4 a.m. – packing travelling bag – breakfast at 8 3/4 Off from the hotel de la Terrasse, Rue de Rivoli, at Paris, at 10 40/.. – at Essonne at 2 – nice little town down 1 hill and up another, the pretty little river Essonne running thro’ it along the bottom – stopt ten minutes George fastening nuts of screws – nice cool pretty drive chiefly thro’ the fine forest, from Chailly to Fontainebleau where alighted at the Hotel de la ville de Lyons at 5 1/4 at the palace at 5 50/.. – in it 1/2 hour – all put as it was in Napoleon’s time – great repairs done to the palace – then in the gardens (à l’Anglaise) at 6 20/.. for 40 minutes – very pretty – Adney tired – could walk no farther – dinner at 7 20/.. – Adney lay on the sofa and I sat asleep by her – wanting the carriage springs taking up – the serrurier carossier came – broke the nail that holds fast the end of the spring-leather – must repair it in the morning – How unlucky, but the near hind wheel had rubbed the pannel a little between Paris and here – from 9 1/2 (except having Eugenie) to 12 1/2 wrote out Thursday, Friday, Saturday Sunday yesterday and today – very fine day – cooler than of late – no dust – Adney was in bed at 10 – Fahrenheit 69° now at 12 35/.. tonight –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale, SH:7/ML/E/17/0046

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