Catalogue Finding NumberWYC:1525/7/1/5/1/9
Office record is held atCalderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service
TitleJournal page
DescriptionPage from the journal of Ann Walker, Jun 1834-Feb 1835

[Diary Transcription]

& preached, text Luke 6:38 “with what measure ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” – divided into 2 heads – viz 1st The Reward that attends virtue & the punishment of vice in this world, & 2nd what awaits them in a future one – God is just in all his ways – & tho’ vice may seem to flourish for a time, & virtue sink into neglect, yet both generally receive in this life sooner or later their respective merits, but should Infinite wisdom decree otherwise, yet here, for one moment to suppose that each will not receive its concomitant doom in another, is to deprive the Almighty of one of his first Attributes inscrutible [inscrutable] justice. sermon last 24 minutes Church a very plain neat building – chairs & benches – except pews for the singers, & the Ambassador (British), & one pew above his – on returning from Church saw crowds of people entering the Exposition – wrote my name in 12 pairs of Gloves from Roux. 4 Rue Castiglione. & in 6 from Privat Rue de la Paix no. 18. also wrote Miss Lister’s name in 30 pairs of gloves – mine from Privat, fit better than those from Roux but from both the fingers are too long – rained all day which has cooled the air several degrees.
Cards, from Maurisset 202 Palais Royal, each engraved Mademoiselle. instead, of, Miss Walker – dinner at 6.20 Riz au lait, Beef, Vol au vent, & Rice pudding. Forêt came to dress hair. drove to Bois de Boulogne, walked there 40 minutes, at Hotel again 20 to 10 – got Strawberries &


went to bed – coachmen in Paris light their lamps 8.20 June 22nd – word Boulanger (baker) derived from bouleau, (birch tree) with which the french used (and still) to light their ovens -

June 23rd Up at 6.30, marked 2 pairs of thread gloves, [gap] Guêtrier 2 Place [vendome?], came to fit on gaiters, price 8 francs – , Perrelet brought watch says it will serve me well for a while, but not a very good one – mended gloves – drove to the Bank, Lafitte, Madame de Bourke & Miss Berrys – Collar. bought very dear 32 frances [francs] – another at 12 francs. dinner at 4.30 – at 8 drove to Rue St. Victor – walked thro’ Tuilleries [Tuileries] gardens – heard of letters forwarded to Geneva – drove to Palais Royal – walked there & in the Garden almost all the trees destroyed by the allies, so that the present ones are quite young timber – got Cafe au lait – home at 10.20 -

June 24th Up at 6.30 Breakfasted 8.20 off from Hotel de la Terrace (Rue de Rivoli) at 20 to 11 – thro’ St. Victor & passed the Gobelin manufactory of Tapestry – drove a little thro the Forêt de Fontainebleau, it is 24 miles in Circumference – arrived at Hotel de la ville de Lyon at 5.15 ordered dinner – went to the palace a very large & interesting building, originally begun as a hunting box by Henry 7th [should be Louis 7th] – remodelled by Francis 1st & successively improved by Louis 14th, 15th & 16th – much improved & magnificently furnished by Buonaparte, who was very fond of it – shewed us the table
DateJun 1834
Extent1 page


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