Catalogue Finding NumberSH:7/ML/E/17/0045
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleDiary page
Description[Diary Transcription]

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1834
June
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not so interesting as the salle we saw 1st — then to my little apartment rue St. Victor paid my rent 320/. up
to 15 May 1835. and paid the porter her annual 20/. and paid the taxe personnelle, the 1st time I have ever done it?
then to Chevalier’s rue St. Denis (good shop for furniture prints and the like) and got things for Lady Stuart — called at
Perrelet’s to give him back his ticket for the exposition, and saw things at Madame Contant’s, and home at 6 1/2 —
found very civil note from Miss Berry enclosing her billet ‘par ordre du roi’ [‘by order of the king’] for one of the royal loges
at the Comédie Française (Theatre Français Palace royal) no. [number] 11, 2nde galerie — box for 4 but only
holding 3 comfortably — there at 8 1/2 — the 1st piece ‘L’hotel Garni’ just over — much interested in ‘La
Jeunesse de Henri 4’ a quip upon his poverty and scrapes this and his wildness gets him into — the people seemed
to enjoy it — very well filled house considering the heat — Madame Mante did Clara (my lady) very well —
Miss Walker tired — asleep between the pieces lying along the bottom of the box — so did not stay till the end of
‘L’Ecole des maris’ but came away at 10 1/4 — called and sat 1/2 with the Norcliffes, to take leave —
they are to go at 9 a.m. tomorrow — gave IN- [Isabella Norcliffe] the nacre snuff box I bought for her but inadvertently
left at the engraver’s (Maurisset’s) 3 years ago — home at 11 — very fine very hot day — Fahrenheit 74
at 12 1/2 tonight —

Saturday 21
8 20/..
1 50/..
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No kiss very fine morning Fahrenheit 72 at 8 20/..a.m. Had Madame Contant Perrelet fils and Figarol’s coutourière
breakfast and eating strawberries till 11 1/4 — Out at 1 — Called at the Treasury rue Mont Thabor, to ask to
speak Monsieur le directeur général des Douanes (about my carriage) — could not see him — must write — then called on
Mrs. Heneage at 1 3/4 — François knows nothing of being a footman — went to the back door — answer Mrs.
Heneage was at breakfast — so drove off — then called on Madame de Bourke — she advised me what to write to
the directeur des douanes — came home — wrote to ‘Monsieur Monsieur le Directeur Général des Douanes’
not exactly what Madame de Bourke said — but improved and a pretty good note? enclosed the passé-avant
I had for the carriage 3 years ago and the description of it given me the other day at Calais, and called again
at the treasury and left my note and card at 3 1/4 — then bought note paper at Wallerand’s rue de la Paix, and
went again to Mrs. Heneage and sat with her and her 2 daughters and her son the attaché 1/2 hour — lucky he
was there — explained my passport troubles — that they had said it was unnecessary to sign it at the Sardinian
and Austrian Embassy, and sent it back — Mr. Heneage said he would manage all this for me, and send my letters to Lady Stuart —
very civil — ditto Mrs. Heneage — paid her 57 francs on Lady Stuart’s account — home at 4 — wrote note to ‘Henry
Heneage Esquire attaché to the British Embassy’ enclosing my passports and saying Eugénie’s was not
yet signed by the Swiss Chargé d’affaires — Monsieur Edouard de Ferrall had called while I was out, and
left kind note for me from Madame de Bourke — so hot, took off gown, and sat in dressing gown — wrote
a little to my aunt in Adny’s letter — dinner at 6 1/4 — Had lingère (but did not like her much) from Madame Dupont recommended by Madame
Figarol, and had Madame Figarol’s couturière — Adny lay on the sofa and I sat by 1/2 asleep, till 9 — then
dressed and off at 9 1/2 to Madame de Bourke ‘Elle est couchée’ said the porter so drove off to Miss Berry’s — there at 9 3/4 and
|| home at 12 — a Colonel Moore there who in a tour of 4 years had been all over Greece and Asia minor and Syria — gave me
|| some useful information — dear travelling in Turkey — about equal to travelling with 4 horses in England — 4 months
in Turkey cost him £240 including some little things he bought — he had seven horses and 4 four people including himself —
I should be (Miss Agnes Berry recommended taking a male friend) self, Miss Walker, male friend Lady’s maid English servant,


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1834
June
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foreign ditto and one Tartar (all armed) = 7 persons and 12 horses (i.e. 5 horses for baggage + 2 for something else); and it
would be enough if I doubled his expense in calculating for myself but at any rate £100 per month would be
|| enough — I ought to take Leake’s Morea; Leake’s Athens (with this might go over the town without guide);
Pausanias; modern traveller by (Conder) Greece and Asia minor: Gell's Morea and continental Greece;
Herodotus; Keppel — must have bedding for each person — his stretcher 6 feet 3 inches long — 3 sides
and a top 6 feet 3 inches high of strong sheeting fastened up to the 4 corners of a room with 4 gimlets, or to a tree,
for he never went into a house in Turkey — and the 3rd side closed by a mosquito net forming a bag
outwards that he drew tight, so that he was shut in a sort of tent and no vermin did or could incommode
him — his sketch ressembled the one below — the 3 lines springing from the top are 3 of the cords fastened to the top of the room
[drawing: of room/tent] he said I should manage the tour quite well — why not as well as Lady Frankland? —
might go by steam from Ancona to Corfu and from Corfu to Napŏli di Romanīa
(Romancēa) — women never molested in the East — a Mrs. Myers also at Miss
Berry’s and 2 gentlemen and Mr. Peploe who talked of Lady Gordon and Rome — had just heard
from her — she is charmed with Venice, going from there direct to Munich for 3 or 4 months and will spend next
winter in England — cannot let her house in London — Mr. Peploe made himself very agreeable — ditto Miss Berry — she
and her sister and Lady Charlotte Lindsay all very civil — hoped to see me on my return — for August
and September have taken a house at Bellevue — tea with table cloth — soon after 10 and iced water and orgeat and sirop on a
side table — home at 12 — Adny up — strawberries and wine till after one — Fahrenheit 76 at 1 1/2 tonight very fine, but hot.

Sunday 22
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11 20/..
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No kiss rainy morning Fahrenheit 74 at 8 1/4. breakfast at 9 1/4 — at the new English Church at 11 35/.. having in going
put into the post letter to my aunt Shibden the 1st 2 1/2 ppages written by Adny and last 1/2 page 3 and ends and under the seal and a little
at the top of page 1 written by myself — hoped all was going on well, and that my aunt would be better — Miss Walker and myself well —
hoped to be at Geneva on Saturday or Sunday if off tomorrow or Tuesday from here — glad to have come —
and put in letter from A- [Ann] to Miss Walker Cliff hill, and Mrs. Sutherland Udale — the clergyman preached
24 minutes from Luke … with what measure the mete, it shall be meted to you — but 1/2 asleep
all the while — pretty church enough — organ invisible — home at 1 — very civil note from Mr. Heneage
enclosing the passports visaed by the Ambassadors of Sardinia and Austria — says it is not necessary to send
my maid’s passport to the Swiss Chargé d’affaires — my own Foreign office will ditto when out of
France — determined to be off tomorrow — wrote 2 half sheets full to Lady Stuart — account of myself and my
journey — thanks for her very kind letter and anxiety about me — and say I had paid Mrs. Heneage and done her commons mentioning the prices —
then wrote 2 ppages of 1/2 sheet to Lady Stuart de Rothesay glad she had given me Lady Charlotte Lindsay’s and Miss Berry’s address
and glad how the latter had saved me £150 about the shawl — dinner at 6 1/2 — had Forest — coiffed A- [Ann] and myself to shew
Eugénie the mode actuelle — A- [Ann] — tired — would rather go out — so off at 7 55/.. and drove with her to the Bois de Boulogne — we
walked 40 minutes in the wood — home at 9 25/.. Rainy day — fine evening Fahrenheit 70 now at 10 1/2 p.m. —

Monday 23
7 1/2
12 5/..
A double kiss last night very fine Fahrenheit 70 at 7 3/4 breakfast at 9 to 9 3/4 — finished my letter to Lady Stuart de Rothesay of 3 1/2
ppages of 1/2 sheet — wrote to ‘Monsieur Monsieur le Directeur Général des douanes’ begging him to address his letter
to me under cover to Miss Berry — wrote to ‘Henry Heneage Esquire attaché to the British embassy’ thanks and begging
him to take charge of my letter to Lady Stuart — wrote to ‘Madame Madame la Comtesse de Bourke Rue du Faubourg St. Honoré no. [number] 53’ sorry
not to have seen her on Saturday night and saying I should be off tomorrow (all my notes dated Sunday evening) and wrote to ‘Miss
Berry au coin de l’avenue de Marigny, Champs Elysées’ to say going tomorrow — had written to the directeur to beg the
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