Catalogue Finding NumberWYC:1525/7/1/5/1/3
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleJournal page
DescriptionPage from the journal of Ann Walker, Jun 1834-Feb 1835

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of 3 of the Churches at Stamford from one of the windows. collection of paintings good – much pleased with the celebrated one of Christ blessing the elements. by Carlo Dolci. Arrived at Stevenage 8.26 enquired in how short a time we could be taken to London with 4 horses, reply; 4 hours – determined to stay all night, very tired & dearest very weak – comfortable rooms, great deal of China in sitting room – Inn rather resembles a foreign – a gallery outside 2nd story Mr. & Mrs. Canning & 3 ladies there

[date missing, June 8th] left at 1.10 [gap] arrived at 26 Dover St. ½ past 6 oclock could not be taken in – rooms bespoken by Mrs. Hawkins at 13 Albemarle St. rooms up 3 flights of stairs at the rate of 7 guineas per week – dined at seven. Veal cutlets, Green peas soup. gooseberry tart – wrote to Dumergue, appointment at 3 oclock monday.

June 9th Breakfasted at ten. began a letter to my Aunt W[alker] measured for habit by Mr. Hutton – at 3 – to Dumergue. teeth filed & one drawn – at 5.15 went shopping, Hammersley. Barker. Rundell & Bridge for watch ring – Lund Cornhill to buy blue spectacles – 1.10 Jones for patent lights. on return Mr. Hutton came to try on habit. dined at 9 oclock, then wrote part of a letter to my sister, tea at 11 – bed at 12 -

June 10th Breakfasted at eleven – finished letter to


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my Aunt W- [Walker] & continued one to my sister, soup at 2.30 oclock went shopping – Hammersley, Lund – Newgate St. Rowney & Foster, 51 Rathbone Place for sketching stool – & drawing paper – bought Sharpe’s Peerage – at 13 – 6.10 at half past off for Acre Lane – arrived there 7.15 Aunt & Uncle looking thin, she in tears first half hour – Anne at 8 York Terrace Regents Park – with Mrs. & J. Dyson. – Delia & Charles Edwards – Mr. Egam in London all going to Ascot races on thursday. Eliza & George at school, John Henry & Frederick well – all at home much grown & much improved – Looly very beautiful Told Asked if I should go to Lidgate on my return? No – going to Shibden Hall – & Let Lidgate surprise & sorrow expressed – said I was going to Paris for a few weeks – heard Maria play – saw Anne’s drawing selected 3 – one head, flower piece of Roses &c. & one Landscape – forgot to bring them away – Left at 10 – told that it was said I was going abroad for 3 or 4 years & forsaking all my old friends – left a message for my Uncle Thomas of regret that I could not call – back at 13- at 10 to 11 – went immediately to bed, dearest returned about twelve from Whitehall.

June 11th awoke at
DateJun 1834
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