Catalogue Finding NumberWYC:1525/7/1/5/1/36
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleJournal page
DescriptionPage from the journal of Ann Walker, Jun 1834-Feb 1835

[Diary Transcription]
[page 68]


January 1st In the afternoon walked to Cliff Hill, Sykes & his son planting thorns & hazels -

January 6th Election commenced, 3 candidates. Mr. Wood, Wortley & Protheroe -

January 7th dearest rent day at Mytholm close of poll
Wood [gap] Wortley 308 – Protheroe 307 -
a letter from my sister in reply to mine of December 2nd
Riots, windows broken at Vicarage, Mr. J[ames] Norris’ our tenant Listers’. Mr. Atkinson’s – &c -

January 16th Letting by ticket of Stump cross Inn -

January 17th Lectured Washington – wrote to my sister in reply to letter received on the 7th gave Mrs. Draper a baby’s frock to work -

January 18th Went to Lightcliffe in afternoon – Mr. Akeroyde [Akroyd] did the duty – text Matthew 20th latter part of 21st verse – he told us he had providentially been there for some Sundays, & this was perhaps the last time he should be there, – that pride was like an under garment which people put on first & took off last – preached 42 minutes -

January 19th Ground covered with snow – five years to day since I lost my poor brother at 3 oclock in the afternoon – In the hotel he fir went to on arriving at Naples he could only have a back room, he then tried to get a house, but not succeeding he removed to another hotel which had a good view of the bay

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& was close to the public gardens. (I suppose this hotel to have been in the Chiaja [Chiaia] which comprehends a public garden called the Villa Reale & considerably more than half a mile in length – Mrs. Starke in her account of Naples says “The houses on the Chiaja are less dangerous than those in the quarter of S. Lucia [Santa Lucia], because further removed from the tufo mountain: but their situation is too bleak for persons afflicted with tender lungs. Piazzo-Falcone [Pizzo-Falcone] is wholesome & not noisy; a peculiar advantage at Naples. Persons who wish for a situation for congenial to weak lungs, should reside in the Fouria [Foria].

January 20th Breakfasted at 10 – immediately after got on my things to go to Cliff hill, waited ½ hour for dearest who had a long talk with her sister – Cordingley not coming back, unless if better & able would just come till Miss Marian got suited – A- [Anne] proposed to change the whole thing, if I had no objection & mentioned it to me accordingly – I begged her not, on many accounts & such a decision was very fortunate, as Miss M- [Marian] said when her sister declined that had it been otherwise her father would have gone to the East Riding – My Aunt very glad to see us, (at Whitehall met Hinscliffe) & Dearest asked her about a servant did not recollect any one likely but would let us know if she heard – asked Mrs. Washington – At 3 1/2 Mr. Washington brought me Shibden Mill rents, joint £494-7-3- total my own £7..12.6
DateJan 1835
Extent1 page


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