Aug 15 Sat.

Proofs of Antigua .
Helping with house work. Gave Lucy silver skewer & silver necklace.[RG]
Walk with Alan; found 3 large mushrooms. Dull country.
Cat (Osset) caught snipe.
Peggy came to help with work.
Brandy; others sherry at the Bell while Fred and George1 played darts & teased.
Going over Troy after Laura. Bought chair for Lucy. John brought cups of tea at intervals. He has not changed.

Editorial Notes

1 "working-class types" KG

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • The Bell

    Great Bardfield, England
    public house frequented by RG et al while visiting John Aldridge and Lucy Brown at The Place RPG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • Peggy Graves

    Graves, Peggy
    Married to Charles Graves, R.G.'s brother. Both provided support to Robert's daughter Jenny while she was performing in London. (RPG 249, 265) eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936