Thursday 22nd September 2022 marks the 182nd anniversary of the death of Anne Lister. To mark the occasion in this blog post we will be looking back at Anne’s life through documents held here at the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale. Beginning with some of the earliest documents we have related to Anne and then … Continue reading Anne Lister – Commemorating the 182nd anniversary of her death.
West Yorkshire Archive Service is starting an exciting transcription project of Anne Lister’s incredible diaries and are looking for volunteers to get involved. The aim of our transcription project is to provide complete transcriptions of every page of Anne Lister’s diaries which will be made freely available alongside the diary images on our online catalogue. … Continue reading Anne Lister – Diary Transcription Project
This page provides guidance on accessing Anne Lister’s diaries and her ‘crypt hand’ code. It also provides a list of the key publications where transcribed extracts of Anne’s diaries can be found. Anne Lister and the Shibden Hall Collection Anne Lister’s diaries are part of the extensive collection of Lister Family of Shibden Hall … Continue reading Anne Lister – Reading Anne’s Diaries
Anne first visited Paris in 1819 with her Aunt Anne but she went back for an extended visit in 1824 and then after her uncle’s death in 1826 she travelled extensively in France, Switzerland, the Low Countries, Germany, Scandinavia and finally Russia. From 1828-1832 Anne was introduced, through her friend, Sibbella Maclean, to people who … Continue reading Anne Lister – The Traveller