In this post I list the cities Anne Lister and Ann Walker visited before they entered Russia in the late autumn of 1839. I’ve built this list upon Muriel Green’s notes and slightly sketchy map published in Miss Lister of Shibden Hall – Selected letters (1992).
There are some inaccuracies in Green’s presentation of the cities. Also, pay attention to the historical circumstances. As they went travelling Norway was a part of the kingdom of Sweden and Finland a part of czarist Russia. I hope to complete this blogpost in the future with dates and so on. There will be a similar list of the Russian travels as well. They set out from Halifax in June 1839.
Christiania (Oslo), Norway
Stockholm, Sweden. According to a letter sent to Vere and written from Moscow 13.01.1840 they left Stockholm Friday the 6th of September 1839 on a steamer bound for Åbo.
Åbo (Turku), Finland
Helsingfors (Helsinki), Finland
Borgå (Porvoo), Finland
St. Petersburg, Russia
Lister, Anne, and Muriel M. Green. 1992. Miss Lister of Shibden Hall: selected letters. Lewes: Book Guild.