Diary Comparison

Wednesday 19th November 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

The hunt were twice during the day on property at Holcans: the second time Eastwood called them to go – said he was master of the wood – & Hanson (a keeper employed by the hunt) said to Pickles now I have got my master here, (meaning Eastwood) & will see what we can do – Eastwood also said I had no right to give leave to Pickles to shoot.

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/0032

 [up at] 8 50/..

[to bed at] 11 20/..

no kiss fine but hazy morning Fahrenheit 48° at 9 a.m. Had Pickels and John Jagger about the hunters who were trespassing in Miss Walker’s joint property on Friday (vide Saturday last page 207) – Adney sent note by Jagger to her tenants Moses Barker of Hunger hill and Henry Gledhill of Inghead to say she wished to speak to them and should be obliged to them to come here in the course of today, or by 11 a.m. tomorrow – Had Mr. Hoyland – likes the sparring of the top of the blue room changed from 3 inch spars with 6 inch interstices to 3 1/2 inch spars with 5 1/2 inch interstices – tried while he was here the imitation studding 6 inch interstices and 9 inch studs – and continued the oak beam-painting all across the room over the window – shewed Mr. Hoyland the north chamber – thinks it very pretty – and likes the blue room much better than he expected – in fact, likes it – but said it would not have suited any other room – waited till Adney had luncheon and off together at 1 20/.. down the old bank to Halifax – she shopping while I went to Mr. Parker’s office and to Greenwood’s – the letting of Mytholm farm to be Wednesday 10 December and answer given the Monday following – met (waited for) Adney at Whitley’s – bought Rennie’s Catechism of Chemistry – home at 3 1/2 – wrote the above of today – with the painters – Charles and James Howarth having vamped up the 2 blue room doors put one of them on again with new hinges – out in the upper land from 4 1/2 to 5 1/4 – read a few pages – dinner at 6 5/.. – coffee – played 4 hits of which won 3 – Adney read aloud chapter 3 – then I skimmed chapter 4 and she read this and chapter 5 to herself and then read chapter 6 aloud to me obliging me to leave off Bakewell    Before and after dinner read from page 440 to 459 Bakewell’s geology. 20 minutes with my aunt till 10 – fine day tho’ hazy – Fahrenheit 48° now at 10 10/.. p.m. – rubbed A–‘s [Adney’s] back   bottom and top twenty five minutes with the spirit of wine and camphor – 

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0110

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