Catalogue Finding NumberSH:7/ML/E/17/0154
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleDiary page
Description[Diary Transcription]

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‘will be so good as take possession of the Mytholm, and Stump-Cross Inn land on the day —
‘I am, sir, etc. etc. etc. Anne Lister’ ‘Be so good as let me have the measurement of the stone got
‘in the yewtrees wood quarry, as soon as you can’ — then wrote as follows to ‘Mr. Bradley,
architect, Elland’ ‘Miss Lister will be particularly obliged to Mr. Bradley to come to Shibden
‘hall on Tuesday morning, if possible; if not, on Wednesday morning — the drift-drivers want the job doing
‘(completing) in the course of a few days — Shibden hall Sunday afternoon 25 January 1835’ — George left
the note to Samuel Washington at his father’s to be sent to Crownest this evening and John took the note to Elland this
afternoon and in the evening brought back very civil note from Mr. Bradley to say he had intended coming
tomorrow but will come on Tuesday morning if fine; if not on Wednesday — the horses here at 2 —
and off in a few minutes to Lightcliffe church — waited there 13 minutes — Mr. Akroyde did all the
duty — preached 33 minutes from Matthew viii. 20 — ‘the foxes have holes and the birds have nests’ etc.
I beguiled the time by dozing — home at 4 3/4 — A- [Ann] and I sat talking over the fire till 5 3/4 then 1/4 hour with my aunt
She would rather have Mr. Jubb tomorrow morning — wrote ‘Mrs. Lister’s compliments to
‘Mr. Jubb and will be glad to see him at 10 tomorrow morning, or, if that hour does not suit him,
‘will be obliged to him to fix the next earliest hour he can — Shibden hall. Sunday Evening 25
‘January 1835.’ Sent the above by John this evening to ‘Mr. Jubb, Halifax’ desiring him to call
as he returned from the post office for an answer — then dinner at 6 1/2 — coffee — 1/2 hour with my father and
Marian till 8 — then till 8 40/.. (taking in before and a little after morning prayers) had written the whole
of ppages 293, 4, 5 and so far of this page of my journal — Read the morning Herald — 20 minutes
with my aunt till 10 at which hour Fahrenheit 48 1/2° — fine soft morning and day till about 2 p.m. then and afterwards
damp and small rain — fine growing day — my aunt had note from Mr. Jubb to say he would come about
11 a.m. tomorrow — engaged at 10 —

Monday 26
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11 1/2
.. Cousin came gently no kiss fine morning — mild — out a few minutes — then with my father and Marian — Fahrenheit 48° at 10 3/4 — breakfast at 9 20/.. Marian came to us — Staid talking —
till 10 3/4 at which time A- [Ann] and I came upstairs — then went down to Marian for a minute or 2 and Mr. Jubb came before 11 — explained that my aunt could not take opiates etc.
then shewed him in to my aunt — had 1st visit — gentle, and conducted himself well enough — recommends
putting a tablespoonful of chloride of lime into the warm water, or bran water, or gruel
that my aunt put her feet and legs into at night — it would cleanse the wound and take [care] of the smell —
well my aunt did not hear the latter part of the sentence — liked him very well — saw him
again for a minute or 2 in the drawing room — he says, the wound has a great tendency to spread
but it is astonishing how long people may live under these circumstances — Had Hinscliffe from 11 1/4
to 3 5/.. — nothing settled with the Spiggs colliery company — the Loose is secured to the Keighleys
by their purchase deeds; so they don’t care — Hinscliffe for my stopping the Loose — said I had seen
John Oates — Explained about the deed securing the Loose through Wilkinson’s field — and said I had mentioned
the business about this deed to James Holt on Saturday who would see William Keighley that night, and say I was
willing to buy their share of the Loose under Wilkinson — Hinscliffe he had thought of
this and was going to propose it — very well, said I, I told John Oates and do you tell your son to set

[margin text:] Mr. Jubb’s 1st visit
Hinscliffe
nothing settled about Spiggs.


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a price upon their two shares amounting I suppose to 1/2 of the whole — Said this business would lead me to wait
a little before stopping up the Loose — and that I thought of proposing that the Spiggs company should let me send a
person into their works to see how much Spiggs coal they really had to get — Hinscliffe thinks
they have ten acres to get — then turned the subject to Walker pit — Hinscliffe still thinks I can bottom
it, in spite of stopping Spiggs — told him John Oates said it was on the lower level — then brought the coal plan
down — if 20 yards on this side of the water head hold, Hinscliffe thinks it will be on the upper level, and that John
Oates is wrong — we shall have to drive along the face of the coal along the old works
till we get to the whole coal in Whiskum field (no. [number] 152) a length apparently of 180 yards
which if the works are not very much fallen in (since measured 1 April 1831) may be driven
in about a month — then should be about an acre of coal loose — (Mann said on Saturday about 1 DW [days work])
Hinscliffe said he had seen Rawson’s steward who had told him (this a great secret — at least I am not to name it)
that they were getting the waste but should have done it all long before I could get at them and would then dam
up the water against the face of my coal so that I could tell nothing — Hinscliffe said they told him they would not
meddle with my coal, but said, he thought that if they did trespass, it would be in the broad part of the waste
into Hughgrave field and that if they did this and dammed the water up against me there I could not easily
find the trespass out — I could not get at it unless I loosed myself from below and drove up and let the
clean off — I said this I should probably do — but it was his Hinscliffe’s interest as well as mine to bottom
Walker pit and see what had been done in Whiskam field and the end of John Bottomley’s Long field and
the far end of the Far Bairstow — but said I, I know the plan, they will throw the trespass
on you — I enlarged on this till I saw that it made some impression — this said I, is what I do not
want — I care not about you and your trespass — it is Rawson’s I want to prove — He owned that
if he (Hinscliffe and company) had trespassed it could only be at the end of the Far Bairstow — and was sure he could
prove what coal he had got so that Rawson could not fasten any trespass on him that Rawson had himself
committed — Well! said I, there will probably be swearing enough, and you must be prepared — Hinscliffe
thought — if Rawson died or made over the colliery by deed of gift I should lose all claim for damages
Said I did not see that — I could surely come upon the estate or colliery in whatever hands it might be —
Poor Hinscliffe! perhaps he begins to think there is no knowing whom to trust — the impression is strong
on my mind, that he has hitherto been on the look out to help Rawson and wished to stop Spiggs
and that I might not bottom Walker Pit for fear of the consequences to himself Hinscliffe — A- [Ann] came for me to
see Mr. Parker (and Hinscliffe went away at 3 5/..) who had at last got the administration money from
Mrs. Clarke paid by Messrs. Rawson at A-’s [Ann] moiety = £1187.10.0 — no interest allowed —
advised A- [Ann] to take the money and say nothing — She agreed before Mr. Parker to let me have the whole at 4 per cent
a note of hand from me to her to be made out by him for £1000 at 4 per cent and the rest to be
settled between ourselves — Mr. Parker went at 3 1/4 — said Spring guns and mantraps not lawful to be set in grounds —
A- [Ann] and I out at 3 1/2 — walked round by the top of the hill and Godley gulph to Staups — the front wall in part
fallen down in consequence of widening the road beneath — home by Lower brea and the walk, and took some turns in the
garden and came in at 5 — then out above 1/2 hour at Walker pit — Pickells not there but had set out the new road —

[margin text:] 10 acres to get
at Spiggs
Respecting Rawson’s trespass
many of working Walker pit etc.
Rawson will throw the trespass on Hinscliffe
Impression on my mind respecting Hinscliffe
A- [Ann] received her 1/2
the administration account
DateJan 1835
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