Anne Lister – Diary Transcription Project

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

Anne Lister – Reading Anne’s Diaries

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 Lister – A Window into History

The diaries are full of information about Anne’s daily life and interests, from clothes, tooth-pulling and social events to politics, workhouses and the threat of disease and unrest. Although Anne lived an obscure life by contrast to better known contemporary diarists, her journals are invaluable as a primary source of information on many levels including … Continue reading Anne Lister – A Window into History