This website is made possible thanks to the continued volunteer work of many people who research, write, transcribe, proofread, fact-check, make web pages, visit archives and libraries, hunt for graves, troll databases, share information, promote resources, and facilitate conversations and partnerships with a variety of people out in the world who share the desire to understand and promote Anne Lister.
If you would like to get involved (or if you are already and would like to be listed on this page), please get in touch.
Livia is a digital product designer in Baltimore, Maryland (US). She is a core maintainer of this website and Anne Lister Birthday Week volunteer.
How she uses different units of measure depending on where she is. Because science. And the endless book reading.
That in her eyes, most days were (even despite her notes on the weather sometimes suggesting otherwise) a "fine day."
How Anne's thirst for knowledge, and desire to understand herself took her all over the world at a time when travel was extremely difficult. Nothing ever stopped her!
Jude is based in Halifax, UK and spends lots of quality time doing research about local history and digging into archival records.
(we don't know, we're waiting for Jude to tell us. She's probably at the library.)
Pauline is a management controller in France. She contributes to research on Anne Lister for this website.
Her constant need to learn new things.
Janneke works in the airline industry, on the ground. She is a keen #AnneListerCodeBreaker who wishes there were more hours in a day. Special interests are Anne's travels and music/theater.
Her zest for life and ability to get on with people of all walks of life.
Shantel is an Instructional Design Solution Lead in Durham, North Carolina. Dedicated to educating the public on the science of Mariana & the Belcombes and tirelessly recruits for the #TeamMariana cause. Promotes #TeamDigThemUp for science, and helps maintain this site.
"I did not believe you could in heart forget me and I thank you for the remembrance of which you speak but I would rather have had a line in season."
Travels a little, likes maps a lot, still searching for two large chickens and is an #AnneListerCodeBreaker.
That she compares a lot of Europe's landmarks to York Minster, or to Yorkshire's rivers and landscape. And even if the landmark structure is celebrated for its architecture, she might prefer it 'her way' - less squat, more round, a different colour, etc. - and she expresses this in the most acerbic manner.
Archaeologist and senior curator at a county museum in Sweden and an #AnneListerCodeBreaker .
Her drive to always better herself and the way she absorbs life.
Retired lawyer, avid golfer, an #AnneListerCode Breaker, married.
Her ability to describe in such detail the places she visits and the people she meets. Her thirst for knowledge and her desire to find a companion for life.
#AnneListerCodeBreaker, quizzer, software tester and recovering academic linguist (obscure alphabets a speciality). Croatian living in Canterbury (UK) with wife and cat.
“walked forwards in quest of horrors”
Heather is a Software Technical Sales unit executive at a large corporation, and lives in Atlanta, GA, USA. She is an #AnneListerCodeBreaker who wishes she had more time to devote to this exciting project. Her special interests include woodworking, kayaking, snow skiing, hiking, and pretty much anything in the great outdoors.
Her zest for life, irrepressible optimism, and the fact that she never gave up on Ann Walker.
A person of leisure from Blackburn, Lancashire, UK. Co-editor with Prof. Hannah Barker of ’Business and Family in the North of England during the Early Industrial Revolution', published by OUP.
‘Very nice’, ‘very civil’ and, everyone’s favourite, ’fine day’.
Lynn is a retired lawyer, lives in England, and is an #AnneListerCodeBreaker.
Anne's energy and spirit, still so compelling nearly two hundred years after her death!
Jessica is a Project Manager for the NHS based in Lancaster, UK and is an #AnneListerCodeBreaker. You will usually find her listening to musicals on repeat.d by OUP.
Anne’s need to investigate everything but especially when she tells her journal that “I must investigate”.
Landed lady from Halifax, Yorkshire (UK), who travels incessantly and eats too much cold veal. She's a voracious reader, avid diarist and provides the vast majority of information for this website.
Favorite annelisterism: “I have learnt, too, that I have got into too voluminous a manner of journalizing - I must spend less time in this way"
How to contribute to Packed with Potential
Packed With Potential's purpose is to uncover and understand Anne Lister's life and historical context through open, collaborative and accessible research and references. This site is a hub for individuals pursuing independent research to reference, contribute and publish resources and new work.
We welcome all types of contributions. Every person with an interest in Anne Lister is qualified to join our group of Lister Nerds. No previous research experience or particular technical expertise is expected.
If you are pursuing a new project and looking for people to work with, we can help connect you with others to collaborate with as well as support you in editing, publishing and maintaining your project on the site or elsewhere.
If you are an #annelistercodebreaker we can help you set up a blog, social media account or anything else that would help you engage with the larger code-breaker community.
Have some other random idea or need help? We are here for it! Just get in touch.