Saturday, September 19th

Bought relief nib fountain pen.
To lunch with Bridget in Blenheim St.
Bought[RG] To Chichester in Maisie's car via Haslemere (tea at Wheatsheaf Inn there).[RG] with L (& Timothy). Stopped[RG] Rooms[RG] at Dolphin & Anchor. Supper with James & Mary at their house (quite nice)[RG]; while Maisie, Honor & Gordon, & Karl ate at Dolphin . Then all together afterwards. Not much said. Too many of us.
Timothy's education the great subject of conversation: he bullies Maisie, and is not happy in his Dartington Hall independence.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Blenheim St.

    London, England
  • Chichester

    Sussex, England
  • Haslemere

    England
  • Wheatsheaf Inn

    Haslemere, England
  • Dolphin & Anchor

    Chichester?, England
    an Inn eds.
  • Dartington Hall

    Plymouth, England
    a school attended by Mary Sommerville's son, Timothy eds.

People Mentioned

  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Mary

    Reeves, Mary
    wife of James Reeves; daughter Stella born 14 June, 1938 eds.
  • Laura

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

    Sommerville, Maisie
    Head of BBC Education broadcasting department. Friend of R.G. and L.R. Arranged accomodation for them when they returned to London as exiles. W.G., eds.
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Bridget

    Bridget
    London milliner, with Aage Tharup's KG
  • Timothy

    Brown, Timothy
    son of Maisie Sommerville and Tanny Brown eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.