Anne Lister's people

Published on 19 July, 2020 · Last updated on 6 September, 2022

This is an open project collecting names of people (and animals!) referred by Anne Lister in her journals and letters. The goal is to help contextualize her words as well as facilitate transcription work and subsequent research.

The list started from sourcing the excellent WYAS Glossary of Names compilation published on December 2019, which collected information sourced from as early as 2003 and has been expanded as new individuals are surfaced in other Anne Lister research.

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:

  • Adeline Lim

  • Alison Kirchgasser

  • Amanda Pryce

  • Andrea Edwards

  • Chloe Nacci

  • Dawn Susan

  • Dorjana Sirola

  • Erin Resso

  • Francesca Raia

  • Jan Webster

  • Jessica Btik

  • Jessica Payne

  • Jane Van Coney

  • Janneke van de Weijden

  • Jenna Beyer

  • Jessica Lowther-Payne

  • Julie Honnold

  • JY Jiang

  • Karen Trillo

  • Kate Levy

  • Kathryn Williams

  • Kay Pollock

  • Kerstin Holzgraebe

  • Leila Straub

  • Livia Labate

  • Lucia Falzari

  • Lynn Shouls

  • Marlene Oliveira

  • Pauline M.

  • Shantel Smith

  • Steph Gallaway

  • Susan Miller

  • Victoria Khabar

  • Ylva Nilson

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.