Diary Comparison

Tuesday 26th August 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Entered Calais & at Quillacq’s at 5.30 heard English packet would start for Dover at 6 – breakfasted, on board, & weighed anchor at 6.30 wind & sea in our favor, soon saw Dover cliffs, told that Lord & Lady Warwick, & Lord Townshend & family had crossed yesterday & had a very rough passage. at Ship Hotel at 25 to 10 – not having been at all sick – Eugenie said she was still very poorly – George bought wax lights for carriage. wrote journal.

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/31

.. [did not go to bed the previous night]

12 10/”

Alight at Quillacq’s, at Calais, at 5 25/.. – how lucky – the mail packet sails, or steams, at 6 – Got the commissioner to do what was necessary about the carriage (he keeping the paper that I may have nothing to pay the next time) breakfasted and all on board the Fire fly, Captain Hamilton? (his vessel the Ferret? lying up – go 2 weeks and lie up one) at 6 25/.. – set on the steam, and weighed anchor, at 6 28/.. – Adney and I in the carriage – neither of us sick – capital passage – stop the engine off the sands of Dover at 9 13/.. – land from small boat, and at the Ship Inn, Dover, at 9 40/.. – the mail packets leave Dover at 8 1/2 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays the other 3 days vary from 5 to 7 a.m. – Monday the best for going from Dover, because no French mail that day, and can leave Dover when they like, and suit the tide in a range from 4 a.m/ to 1 p.m. so that passengers embark and disembark immediately from the steamer – 2 days in a fortnight oblige to land in boats at Dover, as today and tomorrow – Lord and Lady Warwick 2 carriages and yellow baggage waggon crossed from Dover yesterday in 2 1/2 hours – roughish but good passage Lord Townsend too crossed at the same time – sat down to my writing and at 1 40/.. wrote the last 18 lines page 145 and the whole the following pages as far as here – Adney has borne the 2 nights up uncommonly well – seems not at all tired – slept very well and quietly all last night – so did I between the stages – Eugenie complained of pain in her stomach yesterday morning – but seemed better on landing – the carriage could not be landed with us – but was to be on shore by one p.m. – Off from Dover at 2 3/4 – Birmingham has managed all exceedingly well – the duties reduced 1/2 only 3 days ago – prints now a penny each – a new tariff coming out – Birmingham will send it me – and will get me over books or anything directed for him to the care of Quillacq, Calais – En sortant de Canterbury nice model of gateway, machicolated, pointed arched, narrow enough, between 2 round towers – at Rochester at 9 35/.. – tea and shrimps and came up to bed at 11 5/.. – fine day till about 10 p.m. – then a little rain    slept together and lay playing quietly at first –


Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0079

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