Catalogue Finding NumberSH:7/ML/E/17/0135
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleDiary page
Description[Diary Transcription]

258
1834
December
with 2 diamond holes, and each post 5 feet 6 inches long, corners cut off, and brought to an edge
at the top — posts and stones to be delivered at the above prices at the house, — here —
would have 100 posts, and vent stone and wheel stone for a drift from 250 to 300 yards long —
dinner at 6 1/4 — coffee — before dinner and after till 10 1/4 wrote all the above of today — so no
letter writing this evening — Soft, warm, rainy day — Fahrenheit 56°. in my study (fire in the stove
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) now at 10 1/4 p.m. — Another year is gone! How altered
my position since last year at this time! Deus nobis hæc otia fecit! [God has granted us this ease]! —
God be thanked! —


259
1835
January Thursday 1
7 3/4
11 1/2
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very fine dry morning Fahrenheit 50 3/4° at 8 10/.. at which hour having given the servants
their etrennes, off to High Roydes — there in about 1/2 hour — found Holt at home — told him I wanted
water above all things — the drift ⸫ [therefore] should not be in the coal-band but in the dirtband, 8 feet lower than the
coalband — thought the price offered for corve wheel stone 1 1/2 inches thick 1 foot broad and 3 feet long for 2d enough —
then went to Greenwood’s about the road through his upper land — told him to employ a man to level it
down and I would pay him — then to Mr. Parker’s to ask what to do about the hunters — to see if I could
get people to swear against any individuals and then bring an action against them first taking the opinion of a
special pleader on the subject — Mr. Parker wishes I would put up the Northgate property to sale in lots — no!
not now inclined to sell at all — returned up the new bank to get a button put on one
of my boots at Booth’s — had seen him as I passed, in going — he had heard I was going to
build a new market place at Northgate and turn the house into a good Inn, both of which he thought would
answer — home at 10 1/2 — breakfast — out again at 11 3/4 — with Joseph Mann and his companion
at the drift begun yesterday and Pickels there building heads for the planks, for the runs, to rest on —
then Thomas Pearson came to me in the approach road — Hoped he had not displeased me by coming with
Dewhirst to speak about the farm — no! Explained — He said upon his word and honour it was not
true (that he had had a child by his woman servant), and I said I was very glad to take his word, and disbelieve the
scandal — then on further explanation about the farm, said I meant Mrs. Dewhirst to quit the
house — would have nothing to do with her — but had heard much good of her son, and if he married
Pearson’s daughter, of the Stump X [Cross] Inn, and his uncle Thomas Pearson’s father, and the rest of them would set him
up, I would say nothing against him — he might do very well, and I would not be too hard upon him —
Thomas Pearson said it would take £300 or £400 to set him up — I said I did not want to part a
son from his mother — they must order this amongst themselves but I would have nothing to do with the
mother not thinking it right she should, in the way she was said to do, prevent her sons marrying —
Ran after A- [Ann] in the walk going to Cliff hill, at (1 1/2) went with her as far as to Hardcastles — then
returned — sent John off to Bentley’s Delph at Northowram windmill about corve wheel stone (vide line
4) — asked 2 1/2d per yard for the foot-wide and 5d per yard for the 20 inch wide (all 1 1/2 inch thick) —
John went a 2nd time to say I would not give those prices — wished my aunt and father a happy new year —
off again for A- [Ann] at 4 — went to Cliff hill — a little while there — home at 5 1/2 — Marians in
tended here comes to tea once a week probably about every Thursday we never see him
dinner at 6 1/4 — coffee — wrote the above of today till 8 40/.. then talking to A- [Ann] till 9 1/2 then 1/2 hour with
my aunt — reading the newspaper till 10 1/2 — very fine mild day Fahrenheit 46 1/2° now at 10 1/2 p.m. in my study —
note this evening from Mr. Parker containing list from Mr. Adam of unpromised votes —
DateDec 1834-Jan 1835
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