Diary Comparison

Wednesday 4th June 1834

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

dearest very poorly. bad bilious headache. gave up lodgings left Mrs. Bewley’s 3.10 called at Dr. Belcombe’s, he, out of town. received sketching case from Mr. Browne, & proposal for 5 or 6 weeks sketching excursion by giving up convent – I declined it as not feasible this year  Left Kettle & stand at Cattle & Barber’s to be cleaned by them & sent to Dr. & Mrs. H[enry] Belcombe the following day. called at Mr. Duffin’s. Mrs. D[uffin] not at home. Left York 3.30 o’clock. At Tadcaster 4.30 forwarded by coach to Leeds a parcel to Miss Atkinson containing heads in wax of celebrated Personages. Ferrybridge 6.30   at Doncaster 10 to 8. Wished to be taken to Bawtry, Innkeeper persuaded us to go to Barnby Moor – arrived 20 to 10 oclock stayed all night & till friday at 3 oclock – a very comfortable Inn –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/2

[up at] 8

[to bed at] 12

a tolerable kiss last night   but my bowels having being heated and wrong for these ten days   took two teaspoonfuls of salts at eight this morning on getting up and they had worked off by twelve – breakfast about 10 – packing – wrote a few lines to ‘Mrs. Hawkins 26 Dover Street London’ to have rooms ready for me on Friday evening about 8 or 9 and wrote to ‘Messrs. Hammersleys Bankers, London’ to have Foreign office passport for myself (Mrs. Lister) and Miss Walker pour voyager en France to be signed at the French Embassy and sent Joseph to the post with the 2 letters – feverish and not well – Off from Heworth Grange at 3 10/..called at Dr Belcombe’s – not at home – Had a bottle of soda water at the Black Swan en passant – called for a moment at Mr. Duffin’s – saw him – she gone out, so luckily avoided all disagreeable questioning – Off from Mr. Duffin’s door at 3 1/2 – Stopt at Barnby moor at 9 3/4 – very much tired and knocked up – tea – fell asleep after Eugenie left me, and Miss Walker alarmed at my being so long came and got me into bed as well as she could – fine day till a little drizzling rain in the evening –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale, SH:7/ML/E/17/0041

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