Diary Comparison

Wednesday 23rd July 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Up at 5 – copied letter for dearest at 1 went to performance of Music in Church – Music good but singing very inferior – when over went to Bookseller’s shop to Bautte’s, & to a collection of minerals – bought a quere old chinese head & a few other specimens – dinner at 6.50 or 7 – went to bed wrote p[ar]t of a letter to my Aunt bought Prints of places we had seen en route.

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/18

[up at] 8 10/..

[to bed at] 11 20/..

long kiss at twice last night and with her for an hour and a half Miss Walker and I between copied my letter to Marianafilled the ends of my paper to Mariana saying I should surely be in Paris on or about the 15th August and begging her to write to Rue St. Victor – too uncertain to give her any other direction – concluded with the assurance that I was quite incapable of neglect or forgetfulness towards her – very affectionate kind letter – added a few lines under the seal to my aunt to tell her to write to rue St. Victor – that I was uncertain whether to go to the mountains for a few days more or not – all depended on the weather but I would write again in a few days – should be in Paris by the 15th of next month – at 10 35/.. sent Eugenie with George to put my letters into the post in time for today’s mail – to my aunt Shibden and to ‘Mrs. Lawton Claremont House, Leamington Warwickshire Angleterre’ Adney also sent her letter to her sister (Udale) – vide yesterday breakfast at 10 40/.. to 11 10/.. – then finished dressing – very fine morning Fahrenheit 73° at 9 3/4 a.m. – took George and Adney and I out at 12 20/.. – a few minutes at Baute’s and bought earrings for Mariana? Then at Briquet’s opposite to the Post office choosing prints etc. to the amount of 143 francs till 3 25/.. – then to the toporama and ordered the model of Switzerland as partially agreed upon before with Monsieur Gaudin to be 1500/. – he thinks the carriage and duty to London will not be more than 100 francs! – then speaking of the Tyrol I wished to have the whole of it added and he agreed to do this for 100 francs additional – that the model before 6 feet x 5 feet French will be now be about 7 feet x 5 feet French – He gave me his address ‘ L[éonard] Gaudin topographe Rue du Grand Mezet [Mézel] no. 251’ à Geneve; and I gave him my address at Shibden desiring him to write his name on the back of his letter to announce the sending of the model that if I was not at home it might be opened and properly attended to – desired the model to be addressed to me Aux soins de Mr. Hawkins 26 Dover Street London – from 4 to 6 25/.. looking over minerals and lastly books chez Desrogis, rue du Rhone no. 479, nearly opposite Baute’s – saw at Briquet’s that one should go to Audin Quai des Augustins no. 25 à Paris for the Promenade du voyageur en Europe par Richard 4 vols duodecimo – dinner 6 1/2 to 8 – then read a little in Itinéraire de Chamouni bought this morning article Mont Blanc – planning what to do next, and looking at maps – will go to Grenoble and thence back to Chamouni to ascend Mont Blanc? very fine day – Fahrenheit 70° now at 10 35/.. p.m. went to her bed for thirty five minutes –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0062 & SH:7/ML/E/17/0063

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