Diary Comparison

Wednesday 30th July 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

Up at 8 aft wrote journal & read till 3 oclock, went to Bookseller’s shop, then got a char at Hotel de la Poste to take us to the Monsieur Barin’s public garden, he has above 20 English acres of ground & sometimes 250 labourers employed. rain came on just as we left the garden, & we only just got to Hotel when a violent thunder storm came on it rained all night & quite put an end to our intention of going in an open carriage to Les Echelles –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/20 & WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/21

[up at] 8 1/4
[to bed at] 10 50/..

no kiss too hot last night as before breakfast at 9 1/4 – looking over maps and guide books – from 11 1/4 to 3 20/.. wrote out Sunday Monday and yesterday and inked over accounts – Adney writing her journal, and for the last hour or more lying down sick of writing and heat – finished dressing – meaning to go out, but a thunder storm and rain came on at 4 – then wrote out the first 14 lines of Sunday the 6th instant and then being fair took George and Adney and I went out at 5 20/.. – paid for books chez Puthod – Vie des Saints quarto to be had at Paris chez J[ean] J[acques] Blaise rue Féron, no. 24 près St. Sulpice – and Dictionary of geographie moderne chez H[enri] L[ouis] Delloye, Place de la Bourse, no. 13, who is editor of La France pittoresque et la France militaire – Paid the maître de poste for carriage of yesterday etc. and ordered caleche at 5 a.m. tomorrow if fine to go to la grande Chartreuse – got into his char and drove off to the nursery garden – about an hour there – afraid of the heat for the rose-trees and wanted to send them en caisse a month or more hence – did not like this – got off taking them at all – saw Monsieur Burdin himself – head of the establishment – will take John Booth next spring, summer, or autumn for 3 years, or 2 would have been enough had he been older – he would be very sufficiently well and comfortably boarded for 45 francs per month – and there would be no other expense but his clothes – said I would see if I could get his own consent and his fathers and charged Monsieur Burdin to be very careful of the boy as to health and morals – said if he came, I should bring him myself – home at 7 just as it began to pour with rain and the thunder and lightning came on again and continued all the evening – dinner at 7 20/.. – Fahrenheit 74 1/2° at 9 – with her from nine and twenty minutes for half hour and had long good kiss –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0066

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