Diary Comparison

Tuesday 27th January 1835

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Up ¼ to 9 – dearest not down till 10 oclock – heard
Mr. Sunderland’s funeral is to take place on friday at Coley Church 12 oclock Mr. Snip invited to funeral, but not as executor; should go in his carriage  copied directions for Slippers for Mrs. Rodgers, about 1 ¼ set off for Cliff Hill alone, met Dr. & Mrs. Hartley, the doctor very much altered went to Hill top to tell Martha Sykes to take her 6 [?] once a fortnight to Crow nest – My Aunt at dinner when I got there invited me to partake, but I declined – shewed Mrs. R- [Rodgers] how to knit slippers – my Aunt had had Mr. & Mrs. Snip, Mrs. Hartley & Miss Champain, dearest came for me, & before we left Miss D. [Delia] Walker came – got back at 5. sat ½ hour with Mrs. Lister – read some of Essays on Church, dearest had letter from Lady Stewart [Stuart] de Rothesay –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/38

[up at] 9 10/..

[to bed at] 11 1/2

no kiss  up at 4 1/2 for 1/2 hour and went to bed again – so much cousin got up and washed and came to my study and got worsted stocking prepared and put on – very fine morning Fahrenheit 46º at 10 25/.. at which hour Mr. Bradley – out with him and Pickells setting out the alterations at the dry bridge till 1 1/4 then Mr. Bradley dined, and sat with him talking of different alterations till he went away at 2 20/.. – He would be glad to have what was Mr. Scatcherd’s office if I could let him have – told him the place house and land was promised but I would see what I could do – did not mention to whom it was promised – Adney off to Cliff hill at 1 25/.. – washed and put on my other worsted cousin stocking to walk in  off to Cliff hill for Adney at 3 – 10 minutes with Charles Howarth – he and James as yesterday and Saturday sawing up pine 12 foot planks into 1/2 inch boards for venting the drift – at Cliff hill at 3 40/.. – 35 minutes there – Mrs. Ann Walker very good humoured – walked back with Adney – home at 5 – then in the barn talking to John or Charles Howarth then 25 minutes with my father and Marian till 6 1/4 – dinner at 6 1/2 – coffee – Adney and I 1/2 hour with my father and Marian – upstairs at 8 – read partially aloud from page 35 to 85 Essays on the Church by a Layman – very good – then 1/2 hour with my aunt till 10 1/2 – staid to put chloride of lime (1 coffee cup to 10 quarts water) into her feet water 1st time of her trying it – fine day tho’ a little damp or very small rain between 1 and 2 p.m. – Fahrenheit 46 1/2º now at 10 40/.. p.m. – Letter this evening 1 half sheet full (franked by Lord Stuart de Rothesay) from Lady Stuart de Rothesay – very kind thanks for the shawls which she was impatient to see and receive –

[In margin:]

Mr. Bradley

setting out about dry bridge

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0155

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