Monday Oct 12

Honor came.
Lunch at Prada: Honor, Tom & Julie, Karl ("returned unharmed" from Mrs Lloyd's1,) Laura, Jenny & me.
With Tom & Julie [RG] :
To Hanan: to alter shoe, too tight.
To Allen: to alter clothes & order a new suit bla[RG](brown & heavy.) Tom ordered a suit. Paid 3.15 for Jenny's photographs.[RG]
Julie gave us an 1810 Baltimore ×××× silver spoon & Tom us a Dictionary of the American language Mencken2. We sent carbuncle earrings to Jennifer (25/-)

Editorial Notes

1a week-end visit; at Highclere, Hants.[should be Hamps., for Hampstead? eds.] KG
2 The American Language; An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States by H.L.Mencken. New York: A.A.Knopf, 1936. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Prada's

    Euston Rd., London, England
    a favorite haunt of the Graves' RPG
  • Highclere

    England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • McCormacks

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. eds.
  • 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).
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Julie

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • Mrs. Lloyd

    Lloyd, Mrs.
    John Aldridge's mother from whom RG and LR let a flat in Marlborough House at 25, Osnaburgh Street, not far from Regent's Park RPG
  • Allen

    J.B. Allen
    London tailor KG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.