Anne Lister travelled widely throughout her life.
She documented her journeys and observations in journals, travel journals and letters to friends and family, many of which are held in archive by West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale.
Anne's writings about her travels offer us a unique insight into her world and that of her contemporaries. They reveal what travelling was like in the early nineteenth century, whether taking a short sightseeing excursion or embarking on a grand European tour. Anne's observations detail long sea voyages, steamboat rides, mountain ascents, and of course long uncomfortable periods in bumpy stagecoaches and carriages.
"Going abroad always likely to do good - People should not grow mouldy at home -"
Mrs. John Edwards to Anne Lister, 3 Nov 1834
A group of transcribers and history enthusiasts have created travel maps using digital tools that will guide you through various cross-country adventures, short holidays and city walking tours taken by Anne Lister across Britain and Europe between 1819 and 1840. Bon voyage!
Here is our guide to get you started making your own StoryMaps!