Catalogue Finding NumberSH:7/ML/E/10/0072
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleDiary page
Description[Diary Transcription]

Dinner at 6 3/4 — Came to my room at 8 35/60 — from then to 9 3/4 settled with George — wrote all but the first 3 lines of today,
and settled my accounts and prepared my bedroom and went into the drawing room at 9 3/4 — lay on the sofa — Came to my room again at 10 10/60 —

Thursday 22
6 3/4
11 1/4
My bowels pretty well — At my desk at 7 3/4 — from then to 11 1/2 (except breakfast from 10 35/60 to 11) alternately writing out the
sums at the bottom of the first 52 ppages of my general day book, and reading from page 82. to 127. Anquetil volume 10, précis of
the history of Tuscany — At 11 1/2 Monsieur Nalin came and from then to 12 20/60 cut and dressed my hair — then wrote the above of today - and resumed
writing the sums at the bottom of the ppages of my general day book — had finished dressing at 2 20/60, in 10 minutes — Madame Galvani came at 2 20/60 and staid till
4 1/2 — Then till 5 10/60 finished my general day book, having done all at it that it wanted — Speaking of Madame de Boyve — Madame
Galvani said she had had des liaisons — Mentioned a Colonel Perigord (of the 4 regiment of guards, a cousin of Madame de Rosny’s) when
she had done all she could to gain — had even gone to the casèrne after him — Speaking of the aventures of the
Faubles asked if such could be a true picture — ‘Yes! In bad taste, but true — such were the times
then — different but worse now — Madame Galvani knew 2 ladies of good, very good reputation among the best, who had
2 houses where they went to meet their amants — Madame Galvani would not answer for any woman in France’ —
Went out at 5 35/60 — Mrs. and Miss Barlow with my aunt — Went in to them for a minute or 2 — then went into the cellar — the servants’
wine which ought to have lasted till next Monday, done — gave out a dozen of this to be counted for 3 weeks from next
Monday and gave out 4 bottles of our own wine there being 1 bottle of red and 1 of white left of our old wine — Mrs. and Miss Barlow
came to me in the cellar — all set off to walk at 5 50/60 — walked forwards along the boulevard — dermè carême —
several carriages, cabriolets and carts (perhaps 1/2 a dozen) — full of masks — not etiquette to be walking on the boulevard at this hour in
demi Carême — returned with Mrs. and Miss Barlow to their own door, and got home at 6 10/60 — George not in the way — did not come
till 7 10/60 — asked what he had been — desired him not to be out of the way, and not ready to let me in another
time — He said he should not have been out of the way, but his mistress said I should not be in till 7 and was sorry — Poor fellow! It is
proper to keep him in good order, but I must say he is very steady and attentive, and behaves very well —
wrote the last 9 lines — Dinner at 7 1/4 — Left the dining room at 9 5/60 — Settled with George and my accounts — and went into the
drawing room at 9 1/2 — skimmed over this morning’s paper which George had forgotten to bring in in the morning — Came to
my room at 9 10/60 o.. —

[margin text:] Fahrenheit 49° at 7 1/2 a.m.
56º at 12 1/2 p.m.
48º at 10 1/4 —
fine soft morning
fine day —

Friday 23

At my desk at 7 55/60 — from then till 10 40/60 (breakfast and read the paper from 10 40/60 to 11 50/60) and from 11 50/60 to 3 wrote out my account
with Messrs Rawson wrote out the sums at the bottom of the ppages and the monthly totals, of my receipt book, and all the rest of the time making
out another rough draft of a cash-book of last year — I now make myself to have had £7.3.4 1/4 too
much on the 8th January last — I will not trouble myself much more — I am sufficiently right for my purpose —
It is useless to pother myself 1/2 to death for such a sum as this — wrote the above of today — finished dressing — Went
out at 4 10/60 — turned at first towards Mrs. Barlow’s, then returned and went along the boulevard meaning to turn down the rue de la paix to the general
post-office for Miss Fletcher’s letter — Mrs. Barlow and Jane overtook me almost immediately — we strolled along the
boulevard — it was too late for the post office — Got to Mrs. Barlow’s at 5 1/2 — left Jane and Mrs. Barlow and I walked to
the barriere de l’Étoile — left her en passant at her own door, and got home at 6 35/60 — Dinner at 6 40/60 —
Just going to leave the dining room at 8 1/4 when Madame Sèné and the 2 girls came — had tea a little after 9 —
They were so well amused they sat talking till Monsieur Sèné came for them about 11 1/4 evidently to take them
away — he however sat down and was not afterwards the one to make the move at 11 50/60 when they
left us — before he came we had somehow got on the subject of religion — Madame Sèné said we Protestants were
rebelles [wayward] — I said it was une très jolie rebellion — Asked if she had read the works of Monttosier —
No! Elle ‘etait trop religieuse pour les lire — ils etaient contre la religion’ [she was too religious to read those - they were anti-religious'— no, said I —
pas contre la religion — mais contre les jesuites [Not against religion - but against the Jesuits] — Madamoiselle Sèné speaking of English artists engineers,
said the architect of the iron bridge, over the Seine opposite the Invalides was English and the bridge did not answer! — Monsieur Sèné
noticed my pronouncing Anglais as if there was no g in the word — He seemed at his ease this evening — so did
they all — and well pleased with their visit — Came to my room immediately at 11 50/60 — Settled with George and my accounts and wrote the
last 14 lines — o.. — Then taking up Anquetil volume 10 read till 2 20/60 from page 149 to 151 history of Monaco, and from page 151 to 215 of the history of Naples and Sicily —

[margin text:] Fahrenheit 48° at 7 1/2 a.m.
54º at noon.
50º at midnight

fine mild morning
fine day though little
or no sun.

March Saturday 24
7 40/60
11 5/60
Finished dressing and at my desk at 9 — At 8 40/60 sent George with my compliments to Mrs. Barlow to ask her to call on me
as soon as she could — I would be ready to go to the great post office, to her banker’s etc etc. — Breakfast from 10 1/2 to
11 10/60 — before and at and a few minutes after breakfast read from page 215 to 231, end of Anquetils abridgement of the history of Naples and Sicily and then
read the 3 first ppages of his Germany — read part of the paper — Went out at 10 40/60 — met Mrs. Barlow coming —
Called at her house to leave the newspapers and the pamphlet she lent me a day or 2 ago (belonging to
Mr. De Lisle) ‘Epitre aux chiffoniers sur les crimes de la presse’ [Letter to the rag-pickers on the crimes of the Press] par P. G.? Vannet [Jean -Pons-Guillaume Viennet], to be had No. [Number]
16 rue Vivienne — good quiz against against the press-law — from Mrs. Barlow’s she and I went direct to the great post office rue Jean
Jacques Rousseau — No letter there from Miss Fletcher — or anybody else — Thence to the Louvre — 1 hour in the gallery — 3/4
no! 1/2 hour in the halls — bought a catalogue of the pictures — ascertained that Mrs. William Buchanan was quite wrong in
giving La belle jardinière to Murillo, and that she had no hole to creep out at, because only 7 of Murillo’s
pictures in the gallery, and not one answering to her description which too exactly for her credit answered to the La belle
jardinière of Raphael — From the Louvre went to Mrs. Barlow’s for Jane, and got back at 1 1/2 — Mrs. Barlow had something
to eat — I was sleepy and fell asleep — then Mrs. Barlow and I sat talking — She all wrong that I had said I was attached to
π [Mariana] and that if I ceased to make love to her Mrs. Barlow she must not thefore think I had ceased to love her she did
not like the thought of my thus giving her her dismissal I was hers she could not bear me to love anyone el
se etc. etc. she would Paris when π [Mariana] came she would try to think as little of me as she could I said the dismiss
al would be on her side I should be glad to have her as long as I could have had my way she and π [Mariana] would
have been on good terms and I should have secretly had her Mrs Barlow as usual she made no objection it seems
as if she would take me willingly enough she cannot bear the thought of my loving π [Mariana] being in love
with π [Mariana] will get over anything supposing it was not my inclination that was in fault ~ Went out
with Mrs. Barlow and Jane at 3 1/2 — to Guichon place des Victoires — Jane bought a near sighted glass — Thence to rue neuve
St. Eustache on my way to rue Thevenot — Left them at a shop while I went forwards — did not go far — turned
back and we all returned through the place des Victoires, and rue neuve des petit Champs — Called at Bertrand’s — thence to gaz shoemaker
shoemaker; rue de la Paix — bought a pair of shoes — Obliged to go out in the thin old ones this morning —
Went to Mrs. Barlow’s — staid 1/4 hour or longer and got home at 6 35/60 — Dinner at 6 40/60 — Came to my room at 8 40/60 — wrote the
last 21 lines — found on my return home the Bordeaux was coming from Madame Galvani’s friend, order for me by her —
51 bottles — being one over at the 1/2 hundred — Settled with George and my accounts — Went into the drawing room at 9 3/4 — o.. —

[margin text:] Fahrenheit 50º at 7 3/4 a.m.

very fine sunny morning
very fine day —

Sunday 25
7 10/60
11 1/2
My bowels right — It is sitting so much that does not do for me — I must get done with my accounts etc. and read out
of doors — take exercise and be out as much as I can — finished dressing — dawdled over 1 thing or other — did my clothes
for the wash, and wrote out the bill to keep at home — At my desk at 9 1/4 — made out and wrote out in my book last week’s
summary — breakfast at 10 40/60 — this and reading the remainder of yesterday’s paper (not read yesterday morning) took me till 11 50/60 —
Cutting my left great toenail — Went in to prayers at 12 5/60 — 1 10/60 hour reading the prayers and sermon 16. Bishop Sandford on
regeneration — Sat talking to my aunt 1/2 hour, and came to my room at 2 3/4 — Cutting my toenails and finger ditto
Went out at 2 55/60 — Called at Mrs. Barlow’s — out — fancied them walking towards in the Champs Elysées — Not
meeting with them passed the barriere — and went by the new road (route royale de St. Cloud) to the bois de Boulogne —
Sauntered about there in the ‘route d’angoulême allant à Longchamp’ about 1/2 hour — returned from the entrance gate
to the wood home in 1 5/60 hour, in spite of my right heel which my worsted stocking or something (wore my old
English shoes which are easy) hurt a good deal — found Mrs. Barlow and Jane with my aunt — Went in to them for 10 minutes —
then came to my room, washed my hands and wrote the last 5 1/2 lines — Mrs. and Miss Barlow came to wish me good bye, and staid with
me 20 minutes till 6 40/60 — dinner at 6 3/4 — Came to my room at 9 — wrote out the washing bills — prepared my bedroom —
Went into the drawing room at 9 20/60 — lay on the sofa as usual — latterly 1/2 asleep — Came to my room at 10 10/60 — o.. —

[margin text:] Fahrenheit 48° at 7 1/2 a.m.
51º at noon
51º — 6 1/4 p.m.
48º — 10 10/60 —

fine morning fine day —
but no sun and darkish
clouds about —
DateMar 1827
Extent1 page


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