Catalogue Finding NumberSH:7/ML/E/17/0044
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleDiary page
Description[Diary Transcription]

78
1834
June
Beckett still there — drove off to the hotel de la Terrace and settled au 2nde there looking
sur le jardin, at 20/. per day, at 6 — out from 7 to 8 1/4 ordering gloves and shoes etc. — dinner at 8 40/..
and Isabella Norcliffe who had met Eugenie in the Place Vendôme came just as we were sitting down to dinner and
staid till 10 3/4 — Drank a tumbler full of our beane [Beaune] wine without water but would eat nothing Miss Walker
tired and left us tête à tête the last 1/2 hour — talked over Miss Walker IN- [Isabella Norcliffe] wondered at my choice, but did not
say much when she found the thing so settled — I said she (Miss Walker) had more in her [than] people thought and was a
nice girl, as would appear more by and by — very fine day after about 11 or 12 at noon when the
showers of the morning ceased — Fahrenheit 65 at 11 40/.. p.m.

Wednesday 18
7 55/..
12 25/..
L
.. A kiss last night at twice very fine morning Fahrenheit 66 at 8 10/.. a.m. breakfast at 9 1/2 in an hour Miss Walker
having had Madame Calès — annoyed at our dinner of yesterday charged 24/50 — the valet de place si mal
propre, would not let him go with us — out at 11 3/4 — went 1st to the Hotel Meurice and sat above
1/2 hour with Isabella and Charles Norcliffe and Miss Beckett — the latter so aged and altered should not have known her — agreed
about a valet de place from Meurice’s to meet me in 1/2 hour at Amyot’s — then went to the bank ‘Messrs
‘Ferrère Laffitte 36 Rue Laffite’ — for 3 circulars nos. [numbers] 4099, 4100, and 4101 value £25 each
= £75 got (at 25/30) 1897 francs 50 cents — and got also my little packet of French plate sent back from
the London custom house — about 2/. carriage — left this unpaid Laffitte having received francs 300 from Madame de Bourke on
my account (for Miss Ferrall’s journey) which I did not receive but left in Laffitte’s hands — then to Mellerio’s, Privat’s, Amyot’s and took up
Francois the valet de place — then to Madame de Bourke — went to no. [number] 51 instead of 53 and not admitted
then to the de Noés — all au midi a l’île du Noé — then saw St. Sulpice church and went to Crochard’s and then to my little apartment — some time there — Letter
from my aunt Shibden partly to Miss Walker and partly to me — in answer to our joint letter from London
all going on pretty well — sent to inquire if the Audoins were at home — no! — then bought plan of Paris
and map of Italy in the rue du Bac — called and sat 1/2 hour with Madame de Bourke — very civil and glad to
see me — Told me all her troubles about the Ferrals and Bourke family has quite done
with Sophie — Madame de Bourke going in a day or 2 to the Eaux à Creuzot near Marseilles she recommended Figarol
|| no. [number] 23 bis rue de Suresne for dresses and Madame Thomas au coin de la rue des filles St. Thomas and de la
|| rue de Richelieu — and to buy the Etoffe chez Delille rue de Choiseul — said we should go to the grand opera
at 7 1/2 this evening to see La Muette de Portici — went to Madame Figarol — her dress-maker to come at
7 tomorrow evening — home at 6 1/2 — dinner at the opera at 7 1/2 just before it began — very good dancing and
the whole thing beautifully got up — Miss Walker tired at 10 1/4 an hour and 1/4 before it was over — the carriage to be in
waiting at 10 — not there at 10 1/4 — so came home in fiacre and back at 10 40/.. — wrote the last 6 lines of
yesterday and the above of today till 12 — Miss Walker in bed by 11 1/4 — very fine day Fahrenheit 67 now at 12 tonight —

[margin text:] Miss Walker’s cousin came
tonight

Thursday 19
7 35/..
11 40/..
Vc
.. fine morning Fahrenheit 66 at 7 3/4 — No kiss Miss Walker’s cousin came last night breakfast at 9 — Had the restaurateur, and
Perrelet fils — to have dinner today (wanting but little) for 5/. and each day afterwards a bon petit diner for our
2 selves and the servants for 10 francs — Perrelet begged me to take charge of a watch for Miss Beckett — yes! with
pleasure but would not be answerable for accidents — out at 11 — Sent François in with my passport and left my card for Lady Granville
had the porter only to speak to her at the carriage door — said I was merely passing through Paris and therefore left no address
he said he would therefore put Congé on the card, and would be sure to deliver it — I think he would, and to ensure all that gave him 5/. —
then drove to the Louvre — there at 11 40/.. — 40 minutes in the halls of statuary — then 1/2 hour in the gallery — just looked at la belle Jardinière


79
1834
June
Vc
(virgin and saviour and St. John) and the beggar boy by Murillo, and 1 or 2 others without stopping to strain our eyes
over things of less value — then to the Palais royal — walked all round — ordered plate and 100 cards for Miss Walker chez
Maurisset, and found he had still kept for me the nacre snuff box for IN- [Isabella Norcliffe] — with her initials he had had since I forgot it
in May 1831! — then to the patisserier opposite rue Vivienne for gateaus and petite patisseries and 2 bottles limonade gazeuse — then
bought wine au Gourmand chez corcelet — then to Delisle’s gros de Naples etc for dresses — Miss Walker happening
to inquire about shawls, we were shewn into the shawl room — real India — Monsieur Delisle had just established a house
at Bombay and they boasted how they could undersell the people in London — shewed some very handsome shawls
at last seeing me much tempted by a long white one Delisle himself came — said it was worth 8000 francs but
before coming away (almost an hour there) would let me have it for 3800 francs or £150 — said I would not venture
to buy it without asking advice — then to Madame Thomas (rue des Filles St. Thomas) for chapeaux — then home
for a few minutes and at the exposition de l’industrie Française at 4 1/4 — Monsieur Perrelet fils shewed us
his own or rather his father’s things — an instrument shewing 6 six different escapements of watches 5000 francs and yet he would lose by it
it had taken so much time and labour — made for the conservateure des arts and metiers, for the professors to use in
their lectures — 2 or 3 other interesting pieces of mechanism which should have been studied rather than merely
glanced at — Monsieur Perrelet fils then shewed us round the salle — handsome furniture — cat-skin carpets, etc. etc.
of all sorts and kinds — the exposition closed at 6 that we had not time for the 3 other salles the 4 near together at the end of the Tuileries gardens in the palace Louis 15 in temporary wood erections — exposition
lasts 2 months — to be every 5 years — quite often enough — things get spoilt, and the time given up was a serious concern
to the tradespeople — home at 6 1/4 — dinner at 6 1/2 — Madame Figarol’s couturière (rue de Suresne no. [number] 23 bis)
came at 7 1/2 — out at 8 1/4 to call on Lady Charlotte Lindsay and the Miss Berrys — Lady Charlotte au spectacle — sat 3/4 hour (till
9 10/..) with the Miss Berry’s very civil and glad to see me — Miss Walker had waited in the carriage — we then went
to the concert in the Champs Elysées till 10 1/4 — called on the Norcliffes at Meurice’s (out) and home
at 10 35/.. — strawberries and lemonade till 11 — very fine day — Fahrenheit 69 at 11 1/4 p.m. —

Friday 20
7
12 40/..
Vc
Vc
N
Vc
No kiss boiled water 1st time now for Miss Walker in our little portable Jones with spirit lamp — fine morning Fahrenheit 74
at 7 1/4 — breakfast at 8 1/4 — left Miss Walker at home and out at 9 — Left François with the passport at the Prefecture de la police
and drove to the Jardin des plantes — called at the Audoins — not at home — Cuviers not up — left my card,
and box of Jones’s promethean light with mille compliments to Madame Cuvier begging her acceptance of it —
then to Monsieur Desfontaines — died about 2 months after I saw him in July last — quite sensible to the last —
|| quoted Virgil to Monsieur Jussieu fils 1/2 hour before his death — wished he could be insensible if only 3 hours, before his death —
the gardener and his wife glad to see me — he still kept his place and they lived in Desfontaines’s house now taken
by Monsieur de Mirbel Monsieur Brouguiart fils has succeeded Monsieur Desfontaines — sent to ask if he was at home — called
for 5 minutes and made his acquaintance and left box of lights for his father with mille compliments and remerciemens
for his letter to Comte Vargas de Bédémar at Copenhagen and little workbox for Madame Audoin with compliments and regrets at not seeing her etc. — then came François and said I must go to the
prefecture — went — difficulty about Eugénie — must send two respectable householders to the commissary police
of the quartier I was in to give her a certificate to enable her to get a passport granted by the French authorities
as a French subject — home at 11 — sent to Amyot the bookseller, and he helped me out — great pother — wrote to ‘His Excellency
Earl Granville British Embassy’ to ask him to give me another passport for George Joseph Booth —
IN- [Isabella Norcliffe] came and sat with us above an hour and drunk a tumbler and half of sheer vin de penas sstrong Spanish wine —
Lord Granville sent me back my own passport and one for George — Out again at 2 — back to the prefecture to identify Miss Walker and Eugenie
and George and got all the passports done — sent mine and George’s to the Swiss Chargé d’affaires and Eugenie’s to the French foreign
office and went to the exposition for 3/4 hour and saw the other 3 salles — great machinery and all sorts of cloth etc. etc.
DateJun 1834
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