Catalogue Finding NumberWYC:1525/7/1/5/1/37
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 70]

& also brought Pattersons chiefly in two bills, one £115 – other 100 .. 13 – & the remainder in cash – heard Mr. & Mrs. Musgrave, & Mrs. M- [Musgrave] the widow, were to dine at New house – Mr. Staveley died aged 95 – Mr. Hudson feels the cold weather very severely & is not so well.

January 20th [should be January 21st] Breakfasted at 10 – then set off to walk to Halifax bought at Miss Hebden’s, 4 yards all but an inch of Mechline lace at 10/6 per yard – they threw off the half crown & charged me £2 – order crimson silk at Nicholson’s for my work table, bought at Whitley’s, “The Housekeeper’s guide 4/6- Shomberg’s [Schomberg’s] Elements of the British Constitution, Luxmore’s Church of England Catechism Booth returned me 15/2. for writing paper which had been paid for twice – returning home just on bridge – met Mr. Snip who told us of Mr. Sunderland’s danger, turned back & went to the surgery to enquire after him – “answer no better attended by Doctors Moulson & Kenny – Mr. Jubb. & Mr. Lister – a little snow as we got to top of the bank – got to my drawing – Mr. Daniel Carter called about hay at Lidgate, thinking it was mine, told him, Mr. S[amuel] Washington bought the hay – & I thought he wished to dispose of it – cut open books; cut out sleeves for shift, sat with Mrs. Lister 40 minutes – – when we went to Halifax dearest left Lease (Brookes’) at Mr. Parker’s – he was out – Gin for coal pit came – Mr. Sunderland died a little before 12 oclock at night

January 22nd Up at ¼ to 8 – heard of Mr. Sunderland’s death before breakfast; – after breakfast Greenwood came – dearest went out with him – Washington brought me Hipperholme Rents. my own [gap]

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Joint – [gap] that perhaps Greaves might choose to hold over & if so I could not get rid of him without a Lawsuit – desired him to pay my Subscription to the Dispensary – got to my drawing – at 11 ¼ dearest came for me, & we walked to Halifax met Walton in the Bank, who spoke about Stump cross Inn – dearest said answer would be given tomorrow – not able to get black satin ribbon at Nicholson’s so bought it at Skaife’s – at Whitley bought Townshend's Bible £1..1s – & ordered a Memorandum book – 4 candidates for Dispensary – Mess[rs]. [Messieurs] Holroyde Garlick Lister & – [gap] saw Martins’ print of the Last Supper – – – at home about 2 oclock – had luncheon got to my drawing – for ¾ hour then Ann Booth came shewed her how to finish her glove, chatted with Miss Marian – long talk about R[awson]’s [Rawsons] perhaps not hold out 2 years longer – she said Mr. C- made sure of Mrs. W- (tho’ did not propose) before sale of canal shares, on purpose that his Uncle might buy them & gain the benefit (what a money bargaining concern – will it answer? – who will be cheated in the end? dearest went to Mr. Parker whilst we were in Halifax who told her about the Apology from Editor of the Halifax Guardian – she said it would be accepted if he wrote one to her thro Mr. Parker, & she would return a verbal answer by him – A little before 5. Mr. Lister called to ask for my vote to dispensary – gave it him & wished him success – he said it was a pity to see Mr. Sunderland’s family they were in such great affliction, Mr. S- [Sunderland] had not been out since Saturday week. no one knew he was ill (at least of the medical men till saturday last – ) pity he except Dr. Moulson, who had called merely as a neighbour – pity he had not advice sooner – Sat with Aunty ½ hour – dinner at 6.15 – Joseph Mann came – – -
DateJan 1835
Extent1 page


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