WYAS Transcription Project

A volunteer based project to create complete transcriptions of every page of Anne Lister’s journals, led by the West Yorkshire Archive Service. 

WYAS Catablogue - Anne Lister exhibition

The Anne Lister exhibition of the West Yorkshire Archive Service provides an introduction to the life of this incredible woman and includes examples of archival material linked to her. The blog also includes other exhibitions connected to other WYAS projects.

In Search of Ann Walker

A collaborative group of people, interested in bringing to light details of Ann Walker’s life and building a lasting legacy for Ann, ensuring she finds her rightful place in history.

Anne Lister Italia

The first Italian website dedicated to Anne Lister. Includes information about Anne's time in Italy and other items of research.

Her Story In the Archives

A research blog and podcast focused on the life of Mariana Percy Lawton (nee Belcombe) and her family.

Anne Lister's Society

Genealogical exploration of the aristocratic and emerging middle class families in Anne Lister's journals.

Anne Lister of Halifax

Information about Anne Lister events and activities in Calderdale.

Shibden Hall | Calderdale Museums

Once home to Anne Lister, Shibden Hall dates back to 1420 and is today a museum open to visitors.

Useful Tools

AL Index

This open-source project uses a calendar to make locating fully transcribed entries that are publicly available more easily accessible for those searching for information in the journal by date or keywords.

Eliza Left Us 

An evolving project to make searching the WYAS archive index more easily searchable that includes locating journal pages by date, a weather report tool, and an index keyword finding aid.

Listeria Transcription Tools

Includes a crypt-hand encoder/decoder, and an MS Word "add-in" that spell-checks abbrev[iate]d w[o]rds and transcript formatting to assist contributors of the WYAS diary transcription project.

Anne Lister Encoder/Decoder

A text generator to encode or decode passages using Anne Lister's crypt-hand. 

Lister Crypt Font

A free font based on Anne Lister's own handwriting. Includes automated ligatures, and translates type to her crypt-hand.

Local History Resources

the logo of the Halifax Antiquarian Society

Halifax Antiquarian Society

Research and events from the oldest historical society in Halifax. The Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society are an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Anne Lister and local history.

The logo of the Skircoat Green Directory, with an image of Suranne Jones as Anne Lister

Skircoat Green Directory: David Glover's articles 

The Skircoat Green Directory publishes periodic local history articles authored by historian David Glover. These often include information or insight that helps contextualize Anne Lister and her peers.

From Weaver to Web

This online visual archive of Calderdale history houses over 23,000 images and corresponding historical information. This project provides access to a multitude of materials useful to researchers interested in the area.

Calderdale Local Studies Library blog

This blog includes diverse posts connected to local history and other curiosities that arise from the Local Studies resources. 

Friends of St Matthew's Churchyard, Lightcliffe

Research on people of interest buried in the St. Matthew’s Churchyard, including Ann Walker, the Walker family and friends, as well as neighbours, tenants, and hired hands connected to both Ann Walker and Anne Lister.

Northowram Historical Society

The Northowran Historical Society studies the history of the village of Northowram. Anne Lister and her connections of Northowram are a topic of research explored by these historians. 

History Out Loud

This monthly podcast is brought to you by Calderdale Libraries and features diverse topics from local history.  

Calderdale Companion

A collection of miscellaneous facts and interesting information about Halifax and the Calderdale district of West Yorkshire, England.