Diary Comparison

Wednesday 31st December 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

An answer from Mr. Brooke saying he agreed to every thing –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/0035

[up at] 8 50/..
[to bed at] 11 20/..

no kiss soft warm damp morning Fahrenheit 51°. at 9 55/.. – breakfast at 10 – Letter 1 page from Mr. Jonathan Gray, York, in answer to mine – to inform Adney no ‘conveyance Walker to Priestley from 1808 to 1811 inclusive’ to be found – ‘the individual who has trespassed must be individually warned, either by the personal service of a notice, or by a verbal one; the advantage of the written notice is that it admits of no mistake, whereas the individual who is to prove a verbal one is liable to break down on cross examination. I think I have answered most of your inquiries. Sending to the Master of the hunt wont do, unless you prove his receipt of the notice. I thought I had explained when I sent to the Black Swan some forms, but I fear I may not have done so. I am ‘Madam yours very respectfully Jonathan Gray. York December 30 1834.’ – It seems from the above nothing is to be done – but this answer does not satisfy – no answer is given to the question what further publicity should be given to the notice either thro’ the medium of the public newspapers or hand bills – Damp rainy day by between 11 and noon – a little while at rough book accounts – then had Throp  about 11 for near an hour – paid him for Bairstow etc. and 22/. for Adney altogether £46.4.6 – still as many voters as ever who will make no promise to any side – told Throp he really must have a vote for us in future – and he promised to use what influence he might have with the non-promisers to get them to vote for Wortley – out about 12 1/2 with Charles and James Howarth cutting out water closet passage wainscotting – dawdling with Adney – Miss Caroline Rawson of Mill house brought the 2 girls from Thorpe to call on Adney and sat with her 6 minutes inquiring after my aunt and father but not after Marian or myself – Adney and I sat talking over her luncheon till Joseph Mann came about 2 to say he had agreed with Holt to do the drift and wanted me to see where they had begun and to order about wheel-stones for the corves to run on – should be 1 1/2 inches thick and 12 inches broad (lengths various) and should be had at 2d per yard – they asked 2 1/2d at my own Delph above (in upper Place land) – Shepherd of Northowram had delivered at this price in the new bank – vent stones would do an inch thick – should be 20 inches broad – lengths various – Holt had ordered the drift to be driven in the coal band, 8 feet below the dirtband, in which case, Joseph Mann said, I should not get much water – I asked him if the measures were good enough for the drift to stand well in the Dirtband – yes!   well! then, said I, I shall see Holt, and consider about the thing – Joseph Mann said they should be ready for corve-wheel stone tomorrow – came in a little after 3 – sent off John for Turner’s son to come to speak to me – a little while with Charles Howarth in the workshop – then a little with my father and Marian – and with my aunt, and wished all of them good night meaning to write in the evening to Lady Stuart and Lady Stuart de Rothesay etc. Had changed my dress on coming in, it having rained more or less all the while I was out – Had Turner’s son – said at what such wheel stones as I wanted had been delivered at, and said also that his father was to consider and let me at 8 a.m. whether he would take the order or not – i.e. wheel stone 1 1/2 inch thick 1 foot broad x 3 feet long = 3 feet of stone at 2d and furnish vent stone same thickness 20 inches broad at the same rate – i.e. 20 inches broad x 3 feet long = 5 feet of stone at 3d + 1 1/3 farthing per yard in length – and if he would furnish stone posts, such as before, holed with 2 diamond holes, and each post 5 feet 6 inches long, corners cut off, and brought to an edge at the top – posts and stones to be delivered at the above prices at the house, – here – would have 100 posts, and vent stones and wheel stones for a drift from 250 to 300 yards long – dinner at 6 1/4 – coffee – before dinner and after till 10 1/4 wrote all the above of today – so no letter writing this evening – Soft, warm, rainy day – Fahrenheit 56° in my study (fire in the stove from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) now at 10 1/4 p.m. – Another year is gone! How altered my position since last year at this time! Deus nobis haec otia fecit! – God be thanked!-

[In margin:]
corve wheel stones and vent stones.

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0134 & SH:7/ML/E/17/0135

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