Diary Comparison

Wednesday 7th January 1835

Ann Walker’s Entry

Anne Lister’s Entry

dearest rent day at Mytholm close of poll
Wood [gap] Wortley 308 –   Protheroe 307 –
a letter from my sister in reply to mine of December 2nd Riots, windows broken at Vicarage, Mr. J[ames] Norris’ our tenant Listers’. Mr. Atkinson’s – &c –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/36

[up at] 8 1/4

[to bed at] 11 1/2

no kiss  hard frost again fine morning – out in the workshop – Charles Howarth not come till 10 – poorly last night – Had Pickels – said I would settle with him for the 3 hares killed on Monday one yesterday  and more he is to try for today – then had John Bottomley – he is a good staunch blue plumper – has behaved very well – paid him for carting etc. £6.16.4 ready for his rent – breakfast as I could between 10 and 11 – then from 11 20/.. to 11 55/.. wrote yesterday and so far of today – off to the Stag’s head Mytholm (my rent day) and there at 12 20/.. – Washington there and had already had several of the tenants – the rents very well paid – Carr, Greenwood and Denniston who has the Hopwood lane fields, not there – too busy at Halifax with the election and their £24.6.0 + the pew rents can be had on Saturday – brought home the rents collected, and came in about 1 1/2 – brought three hundred and twenty three pounds four shillings and sat with A– [Adney] counting it over and she put it away to be ready for tomorrow (I had one hundred and three sovereigns and the rest in five-pound country notes)   some while with my aunt – Adney and I went out at 3 1/4 – just looked at the drift – Joseph Mann can have light rails at £8 per ton and heady at £ [blank] – Farrer said to have the best metal – too busy to attend to Joseph Mann yesterday  Mr.  Rawson’s foreman (Christopher and Jeremiah Rawson old lane foundry) would take the order at £7.10.0 per ton of light rails – a ton will do more than 60 yards – Adney and I walked in the walk, and came in at 4 25/.. – John Booth soon returned from Halifax – one Jennings, Cow Green, had given the casting vote for Protheroe – by and by came Mr. Washington who had it from Wortley himself at the Swan Committee room that the casting vote was in his (Wortley’s) favour – the state of the poll being

Wood         336

Wortley      308

Protheroe   307 

what a hard run race! came upstairs and in 50 minutes (till 6 20/60) wrote 3 pages to Vere – would she thank me for a scrawl per post merely to say I hoped we had succeeded – gave the statement of the poll, saying I heard there were 2 bad votes – would not be made known till tomorrow to whom they belonged – but the weight of property certainly on our side, and I hoped, they did not belong to us – I had not seen Mr. Wortley – out when he called – but no matter – he was sure of all the support I could give him – Vere herself had asked me to do what I could for him – and I had thrown in my mite – we none of us thought the Radicals could have pushed us so hard but we hoped better times would come, and that before another election we should one and all of us (conservatives) be stronger – hoped that my own influence would not be decreased – thanks for her nice, long letter – anxious to hear more of Mr. Cameron’s eye – hoped Vere need feel no alarm – anxious for herself but have no fear now (for her safe accouchement) – will write in a day or 2 to dear Lady Stuart and a note to Vere herself by a parcel of warm shawls – ask what they had done about Gisbourne – but had not her letter before me so merely added the town was in a sad turmoil – the windows glass and frames of many of the principal houses, Inns and shops, (blues) smashed to atoms – the 2 front doors of the vicarage broken down – Mr. Rawson’s carriage (the banker with [which] Mr. Wortley had been staying) completely broken up – one of our servants going to the post yesterday had been knocked down but escaped without much harm – another of our servants escaped with difficulty today, having seen a poor blue taken into a surgery, almost trampled and bruised to death – dinner at 6 1/2 – sent off George with my letter at 6 35/.. – my letter to ‘the Lady Vere Cameron at the honourable Lady Stuarts Whitehall, London’ dated this evening 5 1/2 p.m. – Matthew waited – coffee – then till near 9 with my father and Marian – I was then some while with my aunt, then again with my father and Marian – then sat talking to Adney and then till 10 10/.. wrote all but the first 5 lines of today – very fine day – frosty – Fahrenheit 39° at 10 1/4 p.m. in my study –

Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale SH:7/ML/E/17/0138 & SH:7/ML/E/17/0139

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