Catalogue Finding NumberSH:7/ML/E/10/0101
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleDiary page
Description[Diary Transcription]

June Monday 4
6 35/60
12 55/60
Pretty good motion — the washer woman came at 7 20/60 — settled with her — mended my stocking-tops — at my
desk at 8 1/4 — wrote the last 13 lines, which took me till 8 1/2 — looking over my imperial till 9 5/60 — then immediately, having
forgotten it before, took my draught — from 9 20/60 to 10 25/60 wrote very nearly 1 page (small and close) to M- [Mariana] from 10 25/60 to 11 breakfast — from 11 to
12 50/60 (called off for 10 minutes to Mrs. Barlow’s milk and butter and strawberry woman who came here the 1st time) finished page 1 and wrote 2/3 page 2
of a letter to M- [Mariana] saying why I have at last consented to go to Switzerland — now some ‘just-born difficulty’ on the part
of Mrs. Barlow ‘yet the chances seem in favour of going’ — hope to know before sending off my letter — if we go, shall
go on the 14th or 15th Jane to be confirmed on the 12th — and shall write to IN- [Isabella Norcliffe] to tell her ‘she must not come before the
15th of August’ — If I go to Geneva, you shall have my address, and shall hear from me as often as I have time to write —
In fact, if but a few lines, I will send you off a letter from somewhere or other every once a fortnight — It will be a harassing
journey, we shall have so much to see in so short a time — though so much thrown together, we shall have less time
and opportunity for chit-chat, than here — Jane can never be absent; and fatigue and sleep will overcome us after our daily excursions’ —
mention having called in Dr. Tupper twice, and what I am taking — ought to go from home on my own account no reason to stay
on my aunt’s — Dr. Tupper says (mention my aunt’s consulting him on Friday) ‘that, at her time of life, the cure of her limbs is not to be expected,
‘but that he can relieve her, that, from what he has heard of her, she must be in a very different state now from that in which
‘her home physicians saw her, and that there is, at present, not the shadow of an appearing reason why she should not live for
‘many years — In fact, she is really, as she says, quite well of herself — You have no idea how well she looks —
‘the climate has certainly done wonders ...... Dr. Tupper says, there is no reason why I should not leave home on my aunt’s account —
‘She is well, has confidential servants, and is, altogether, comfortably situated — besides, he will look after her, and let me
‘know if she wants me in the least’.... at page 2 past the middle vide ‘By the way, Dr. Tupper says, my aunt has not, at
‘present, any symptoms of dropsy — to all appearance, she may live this dozen years — with respect to her, Dr. Tupper has really
‘rid me of all anxiety’ — wrote the last 17 1/2 lines which took me till 1 10/60 — then 20 minutes nap — then till 2 1/4 finished
dressing — from 2 1/4 to 3 5/60 reading volume 1. Hauy’s physics ppages 12-17 — Mrs. Barlow came at 3 5/60 — She had written to her sister Mrs. Carter, and fixed to go to Switzerland — Went out with Mrs. Barlow and Jane
(the latter had been with my aunt) at 3 1/2 — took my draught just before going out — direct to Mrs. Barlow’s for her umbrella — bought meat at Rolland’s — ordered velvet
travelling caps at the shop where I got one for M- [Mariana] rue St. Honoré opposite the passage Delorme — then to the emballeur rue Frondeur about
portmanteaus for Mrs. and Miss Barlow then to rue de Richelieu, and took a fiacre to the umbrella maker Bouchée passage du Caire, grande
gallerie No. [number] 94 left my large umbrella to be covered with very best silk for 15 francs would cost me a guinea at H-x [Halifax] — Mrs. Barlow left her
umbrella to be mended — then drove to no. [number] 1 rue des Lombards for tea — shop shut — great fête today — even no newspaper — because Whitsun
Monday — thence to Madame Alexandre, rue Beaurepaire no. [number] 29, Mrs. Barlow wanting to speak to her — then stopt à la halle — bought
3 1/2 litres nice young peas at 12 sols a litre and 3 fine cauliflowers (such George was asked 14 sols and 16 sols for this morning in the
marchés d’aubuisson and St. Honoré) for 1 franc — (2 litres of the peas and 1 cauliflower for Mrs. Barlow) — all got out and paid off the
fiacre at my own door having had it from 5 1/4 to 6 35/60 — Mrs. and Miss Barlow went directly home — Dinner at 6 3/4 — Came to my room at 8 35/60 — settled with George and
my accounts — wrote the last 9 1/2 lines — prepared my bedroom — Looking over my account book — went into the drawing room to my aunt at 9 50/60 — came back to my room at 10 10/60 —
Had a fire 4orty [forty] minute airing and ten folding napkins fancied them too damp even after being under my
pillow and that this might prevent my cousin coming sufficiently on this account wore the same thing all today
seemed enough so ~ 20 minutes looking over my carriage boot-box —

[margin text:] Fahrenheit 55° at 8 1/4 p.m.
62° at 2 1/4 p.m.
51 1/2° at 10 1/2 ——
dullish morning
smartish shower for 1/2 hour between 10 and 11.
then another such shower between 4 and 5 —
fine evening —

Tuesday 5
8 3/4

got up at 6 1/2 for 1/4 hour but lay down on the bed, and dozed for an hour — Did three or four little round bits but on getting up again a
little proper motion — put on clean stays having worn my last ever since π [Mariana] went and I know not for how long before
at my desk at 9 — wrote the last 5 lines — then looking over the cards and papers in my portmanteau and emptying it ready for travelling —
breakfast from 10 1/4 to 11 breakfast — from 11 to 11 20/60 read all the paper but the debates — a majority of 4 against ministers in the house
of lords on the corn-bill — for amendment proposed by the duke of Wellington which lord Goderich had said would render the new
corn-bill ‘quite useless’ — finished dressing went out at 11 50/60 — at the lecture room at 12 13/60 — Lecture (8th) from 12 1/4 to 2 —
Sauntered along the quais — observed a map of the environs of Paris, large as I want, extending farish beyond Compiegne
as far as Beauvais, etc. published by Basset maid d’Estampes and de Cartes rue St. Jacques, No. [number] 64. Saw also a print
(view) of the palais of Compiegne and 1 of that at Rambouillet — went to Audin quai des Augustins No. [number] 25. Subscribed for

[margin text:] Fahrenheit 55° at 8 a.m
64° at 11 50/60 ——
64° at 4 1/2 p.m.
55° at 10 35/60 ——

fine morning dark and a
very little rain between 7 and 8 —
finish day — not much sun


‘L’art d’horlogerie Enseigné en 30 leçons; ou manuel complet de l’horloger et de l’amateur’....‘Paris
chez Audin quai des Angustins, No. [number] 25. 1827.’ to be completed in 12 livraisons weekly at 1/. chacun — 12mo. [duodecimo] —
to form un fort volume de près de 600 ppages — brought away the 1st no. [number] just published — the rest to be delivered at my door —
read as I walked along the 1st 27 ppages — recommended by Perrelet on Saturday — came to my room at 3 40/60, having just talked to my aunt 3
or 4 minutes — took my draught at 4 10/60 — took one at 9 this morning — wrote the last 8 lines — on returning the porter’s wife gave me
Perrelet’s card — 2 of them came — I fear it was to shew me the prince de Beauveau’s chronometer — wrote out a little of
the heads of today’s lecture — Dinner at 5 10/60 — sat talking to my aunt till 7 about the catholic question etc. etc. [illegible]
It looked very dark, and rained a very little, so determined not to go out, and wrote a little note to Mrs. Barlow to say we ought to see about our passports tomorrow
and ask if she would call on me at 9 a.m. tomorrow or if I should call on her at 9 1/2 — then settled with George —
sent him with the note a little before 8 — from about 7 1/2 to 9 finished writing out the heads of this morning’s lecture — so long
because looking over Hutton and Euclid in vain for the properties of the cycloid — vide ‘to find the time of a pendulum vibrating
in the arc of a cycloid’ Hutton ii. 352. but no demonstration of the properties of this ‘courbe célèbre’ — prepared my bedroom
went into the drawing room to my aunt at 9 25/60 — read the remainder of the paper (the debates) not read this morning which took me
also from 10 10/60 (when I came back to my room) to 10 25/60 — Just before getting into bed sometime on the pot did four or
five little round bits took a glass of my hot water which was rather more than tepid my bowels feeling a little
as if I had taken physic [illegible] the water did me good ~

Wednesday 6
7 5/60
12 25/60
My chemise much stained in steep last night washed it out this morning Tried on my pelisse and the whole costume I
think of travelling in to see how it would do — did my hair — then at my desk at 9 — wrote out the accounts of yesterday, and the last 5 lines of
this page — breakfast from 9 1/4 to 10 1/4 — (took my draught at 7 55/60) — Mrs. Barlow and Jane came at 10 1/4 — tried on my intended travelling costume before
them — then finished dressing — shewed them my portmanteau — just saw my aunt, and all 3 went out at 11 20/60 — to Brune,
Sadler, rue de la paix No. [number] 21. to look at portmanteaus — very good one at 50/. but too large —
saw some havresacks at 20/. very nice sort of things for the mountains — for the guides to carry — or I could carry
mine on my back well enough — think of getting one each — from Brune’s to the prefecture of police
about our passports — Mrs. Barlow’s not having been visaed of more than a year, must take it to our own ambassador
1st and then return to the prefecture — how tiresome! — mine done — said we were going to Strasbourg — thence to
Swisserland [Switzerland] — well, but what would be the last French town — could not tell what the last French town between
Strasbourg and Basle — the man put down Beffort in the road from here direct to Basle and Gex in the road from here direct to Geneva —
in getting to the prefecture only just missed the rain — it had rained while we were at Brune’s — on returning
took shelter near the pontneuf — thence to the palais royal — Mrs. Barlow had some shopping there — detained by rain — thence to
No. [Number] 24 rue du Bouloy — should be 4 days and 3 nights on the road to Strasbourg — to be off from here at 7 a.m. — took
the coupé for next Friday week — to rest at Nancy 24 hours (from 5 a.m. Sunday 16th to 5 a.m. Monday 17th instant)
and then be taken up for Strasbourg where I suppose we are to arrive on Tuesday evening the 18th instant — ought to have paid
1/2 — 60/. per place — Mrs. Barlow could only give 5 francs and I 15/. — returning by the palais royal, detained again by rain — we had
before amused ourselves by going to the patissier in the passage en face rue Vivienne — did not think the strawberry tartlets particularly
good — now obliged to stroll up and down the arcades — at last, raining more or less, got to Madame Huchez’s (by the rue
des Frondeurs) Mademoiselle Aspasie to come at 8 a.m. tomorrow about widening the waist of my new gown — from Madame Huchez’s along the
rue neuve des petits champs to no. [number] 11 rue de la paix — bought paper and black books for Mrs. and Miss Barlow also — then left them there and hurried home to
Madame Galvani who (if I was not engaged) had sent a message through Mrs. Barlow to say she should be with me at 4 1/2 — got home
at 5 5/60 — paid Madame Galvani from Thursday 22nd March 10 lessons — having missed this day week, and Madame Galvani would not be paid for today — said she did
not mean to come unless I could receive her, and this was no lesson — she left me at 5 35/60 — Dinner at 6 — left the dining room at 8 20/60
and went to my own room — settled with George settled all my accounts of the day — prepared my bedroom — came to the drawing room at 9 35/60 — wrote the last
22 1/2 lines — said nothing to my aunt of having taken places, because on looking in Galignani before dinner about Beffort, thought I would go the
1st thing in the morning and try and get our places for Basle instead of Strasbourg — went to my room at 10 40/60 — 1/2 hour reading
Galignani and looking at the map of France — Dr. Tupper called this morning — saw my aunt — wrote no prescription — ordered nothing — staid a
few minutes — my aunt offered him a fee — he took it very composedly

[margin text:] Fahrenheit 55° at 8 a.m.
57 1/2° at 11 20/60 ——
51° at 10 20/60

Dullish morning
rain about 9 — and very
showery day — almost incessant
showers — damp wet evening
too till [illegible] 9 20/60 p.m. fine
moonlight night at 10 20/60 p.m.
DateJun 1827
Extent1 page


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