Catalogue Finding NumberSH:7/ML/E/10/0120
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleDiary page
Description[Diary Transcription]

233
1827
December
pommes de terre à la maître d’hotel — gave him 4/. for his trouble — the general price 5/. a day, but understood him
at Mrs. Barlow’s to say he would only ask me 4/. Mrs. Barlow called on Madame de Rosny this morning — to call on Mrs. Barlow
on Monday and say whether or not or on what terms she can take me for a month — Got me an invitation, too, to General
Amyots for Wednesday next a soirée, and piano dance, if I like to go — came out and made coffee in my own room at 9 1/2 for
Mrs. Barlow to taste — very good — no way of making coffee like it — Mrs. and Miss Barlow went away at 11 40/60 —
then talking to my aunt 10 minutes — then came to my room — wrote the last 7 lines — George took medicine last night and this morning —
not at all well today — I have had no indigestion pain today — ate my dinner very heartily —

Sunday 16
7 3/4
11 25/60
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Bowels not quite perhaps so well as yesterday — the bath came at 8 — in 13 minutes — too hot — could not stay longer — the
perspiration fell from my forehead — jumped into bed again at 8 25/60 and lay till 10 10/60 — dressed — had my room done breakfast at 11 1/4 — from 1 to
1 25/60 read aloud with my aunt, in spite of her having a tendency to spasms and complaining of her throat, the morning
prayers leaving out the liturgy and communion — then staid talking to my aunt till 1 55/60 — went out at 2 10/60 — direct
to Mrs. Barlow waited 1/2 hour — then fearing rain, Jane staid at home — Mrs. Barlow and I walked in the gardens — a boy running violently against
her stunned her very much for the moment — then walked quickly to the palais royal — I ate 2 petit patés — then went for a moment
in returning to Mrs. Barlow’s furrier — parted with Mrs. Barlow at the end of the Rue Richepanse, and got home at 5 20/60 — prepared my clothes
for the wash, etc. — Dinner at 6 10/60 — sat talking in the dining room till 8 50/60 about what to do — must take another
apartment or go to England — if I go to Madame de Rosny, can George be taken in? so ill while waiting at dinner,
obliged to send him out — if I could have the management of all at Shibden my father allowing me so much a year, we
could go — my aunt could be comfortable there — if not, we must stay abroad — came to my room at 9 55/60 — very fine morning
very fine day till after 2 — then threatening rain but it held off — My father to allow the four and fifty lef
t him by my uncle I to give the fifty to Marian and four more to housekeeping and fifty more to my aunt allowing her the same
sum for doctors and a hundred a year for an excursion all this well pleases my aunt but then I should
want two hundred for interest money and the same sum for myself and all extra estate expenses
for which to keep housekeeper girl under her housemaid and MacDonald George as footman and a grroom and
John for the cows and garden to let off the upper land the groom to lead the coals with the two carri
age horses thought I afterwards this would take a thousand from me and confine me to Shibden
which would never do cooled about it in the drawing room said my father if at all stron and well woul
d never consent to have all so altered and give all so over to me I had no dependence on him per
haps my aunt might never go back while he lived since she owned she could not be comfortab
le with them as they are at present she should not like to take MacDonald it would let down her
my aunts dignity sadly ~ when I said I did [illegible] not think she could get over a two months visit
she said she could but did not know how the servants could —

[margin text:] Fahrenheit 52° at 11a.m.
44 1/2° at 10 1/4 p.m.

Monday 17
7
11 1/2
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Bowels getting wrong again — went out at 8 1/2 — walked straight along the route royale to the bois de Boulogne then just within the
wood to the next gates and by these to the route royale again and so home at 10 35/60 — from 11 to 12 breakfast and read the paper —
from 12 to very near 1 talking to my aunt she sent for me to say something or other — said I had well thought of all we said yesterday —
could not trust to my father’s liking the plan — my aunt could go to Shibden whenever she liked but she must take things
as she found for perhaps it was best for me never to interfere, and I thought more and more I should stick to my original text
and not be much at Shibden so long as my father lived, unless something particular, his illness, etc., should occur to make
me change my mind — Dr. Tupper came at 1 1/2 — seemed in a hurry — recommended my taking the blue pill —
for I find myself getting bad as ever again — said I would immediately as possible try change of air and if that did not do would then take
the pill — he said for 3 nights — then work it all off with opening medicine — said George must be his patient at present —
Dr. Tupper thinks it is not the house has disagreed with him : it is a little affection of his chest — to have a small blister on it
and a composing draught tonight, and, for fear of getting cold, keep in bed all the day tomorrow, — and [illegible] take no wine tomorrow —
I should suppose Dr. Tupper staid about 1/4 hour he is to come again at 12 on Wednesday — I certainly do not like his manners — nor perhaps does he like my only giving him

[margin text:] Fahrenheit 42° at 8 1/4 a.m.


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1827
December
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one fee for all i.e. for myself and George — Madame Galvani came about 2 50/60 — merely conversation — said I had mille
projects — Knew not yet what I should do — could not go far from Paris just now, not farther than George could by
diligence, or otherwise, bring me my letters every day — she wished Madame Giguet had a room at liberty for me, but
she had not — asked therefore if she knew of any 1 else who could take me, and suit me — no! — paid her for the
12 lessons I have had this time, since 19 November — Somehow my manner is sslightly en adorateur though not a word
anyone could absolutely lay hold of ever escapes me I certainly flatter her plentifully and she
seems to swallow it all in short having nothing better to do I flatter her more than I ought she has al
ways denied the possibility of her being in love anymore somehow today she said she might become
folle in love she could not tell but if she had any lucid moments she should se moquer delle she certainly flirts a little
now and then with her eyes I told her these were always quite en femme ~ she said de Martignac had been sic
kly all his life she had told him if she was to give way to all she felt she should kill him but she always con
sidered him before herself always bridled her passion so as not to be too much for him her husband used
to laugh and say if de Martignac had been bel homme he should not have wondered Madame Galvani was sseventeen
when she became in love with him ~ Madame Galvani will be 50 the 25th March next — She left me at 3 55/60
Then (done before in the course of the day) wrote out the totals of my general summary from week 8 to 17 inclusive of
the 1/2 year, and wrote so far of this journal of today — Upon telling Dr. Tupper this morning, I had been to the Bois de Boulogne
‘then there is not much to complain of’ — No said I, I never like to complain, nor is anything the matter with me
but that my bowels are as much out of order as ever — I was then he proposed the blue pill, which I declined
saying perhaps change of air would cure me — I would try that 1st — shewed him my bed room — he said he perceived
the dampness — but, if I was away a year, the house might be dry enough when I returned not to disagree with me — mentioned
the rheumatism in my knees of which he took not much notice — asked if I should put on blisters — no it would be too
much trouble unless the knees were swelled and there was a regular attack of acute rheumatism, then he should
recommend both blisters and leeches — I said I should not mind trouble — but what should I do — use friction — to which
I merely replied, yes! but there are not regular rubbers here as in England — Dinner at 6 — left the dining room
and came to my room at 8 till 9 20/60 — before and after dinner wrote jointly to Dr. Kenny the 1st page and ends of page 2, and to my father
page 3 and the ends of page 4 — thanking them for their letter received on Friday and begging Dr. Kenny that whenever anything material
occurred to the health of my father or sister to let us hear of it from him — kind remembrances to the Saltmarshes
and Mrs. Rawson of Stony royde, and beg my compliments to Mrs. Kenny — merely say to my father (after telling him as well
as Dr. Kenny my aunt had not been so well lately owing to anxiety — had had a slight return of spasms) glad he has got the
got paid money paid for the Wellroyde land — 0 shillings 6 1/2 d a yard a fair price — hope they will do no damage and make good fence walls —
said I had heard from and written to Mr. Parker — had no objection to sell if could agree upon the terms — had desired Briggs
to get Mitchell to value the land at Northgate — what did my father think a fair price? not anxious to sell, but if we
should sell have ‘plenty of ways for the money’ — George brought in his medicine — a blister to be put on tonight
for 24 hours with ointment — dress, and a composing antimonial draught to be taken on going to bed — Liquid antimonium tartaricum [illegible]
grain xvi Liquid ammonia acet dram ii Syrupus papaveris album Syrupus simplex ante dram i aqua puræ ounce [illegible] — fiat
haustus hora somni sumendum — talking to my aunt from 9 20/60 to 10 then came to my room — wrote the last 12 lines — very fine day —

Tuesday 18
7 20/60
12 40/60
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Bowels pretty well, better than for long naturally — fine morning Fahrenheit 45° at 8 a.m. went out at 8 1/2 put into the post
my letter written last night to my father Shibden and the 1st 1/2 sheet to Dr. Kenny then by the nearest gates of the route royale to the
Bois de Boulogne walked 16 minutes in the bois, and got back (to Mrs. Barlow’s) at 10 25/60 — 1/4 hour with Mrs. Barlow and came in at 10 55/60
from 11 20/60 to 12 1/2 breakfast and read the paper — then wrote out the housekeeping account of last week which took me till 1 40/60 — from then to
4 25/60 made out and wrote out general weekly summaries from week 18 to 22 inclusive of this 1/2 year — Then did my hair all the while airing
napkins my cousin came gently about three ~ Took 1 of the quassia draughts at 4 feeling a little pain which it relieved — dawdling over 1
thing or other till 5 20/60 —
DateDec 1827
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