Anne Lister's people

Livia LabatePublished on 19 July, 2020 · Last updated on 29 June, 2023
 Cover photo: Marius Masalar

This project is an evolving open-access resource collecting names of people (and animals!) referred to by Anne Lister in her journals and letters. The goal is to provide context to Lister's narrative, enhancing the comprehension of her complex social network (and the myriad connections within it) as well as facilitate ongoing transcription work and subsequent research. 

The list started from sourcing the excellent WYAS Glossary of Names compilation published in December 2019, which began collecting names as early as 2003. As new figures emerge from the ongoing studies into Lister's life, the list evolves, integrating these discoveries to offer a more complete picture of the individuals Lister knew and met during her travels.

By creating an open project where anyone can view, add, edit we hope the list of names can become more comprehensive, detailed and up-to-date. 

Reference: Anne Lister's people


This project is made possible through ongoing contributions from the following people:

How to contribute to this project

Everyone is welcome to contribute! You can help by logging new people you encounter in Anne lister's journals and/or researching information about them. To get started:

1. Request access to edit the spreadsheet. Please include an email address that is associated with a Google account (this is the only requirement to participating in this project). If you don't have one, here's how to do it.

2. You will receive an email confirming you have editorial access.

3. Open the People spreadsheet and read the Instructions sheet (second sheet). 

4. Switch to the first sheet (People) to start logging new names or adding other information.