Wednesday Oct 21

I worked a little in the Clarendon lounge while Laura & T & J had coffee with Owens. Called on Sanders who gave us a 18th century coloured[RG] picture of the Radcliffe camera. We bought a coloured map of Oxford for Julie.
Back to flat & work. Sherry party at[RG] Met Sally Graves there: Jenny had made a mistake about an invitation. She was very nice & explained why she hadn't written in time to us. Worked, while Laura shopped at Fortnum & Mason. for sherry party at 6.
Present. Maisie, Rebecca West & her Henry, Tom, Julie, Sally, Laura, me, Kyllmann, Glendinning Nice atmosphere.
Then to dine with Kyllmann (Sally, Laura & me) at Josef. Greek St. [RG] Sally surprised him by knowing everything. Chambéry, Chateaux neuf du Pape 1.

Editorial Notes

1wines eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Oxford

    England
    home of Oxford University eds.
  • Clarendon Hotel

    Oxford, England
  • Josef

    Westminster, London, England
    restaurant on Greek St. eds
  • Greek Street

    Westminster, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Kyllmann, O.K.
    of Constable's RG; also referred to as O.K. eds
  • 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
  • Rebecca West

    West, Rebecca
    (1892-1983) Met RG and LR in London, October 1936. RPG 257.; son with H.G. Wells, Anthony "Panther" West; later married to banker Henry Maxwell Andrews KG;
  • Henry Andrews

    Andrews, Henry Maxwell
    a banker, husband of Rebecca West KG
  • Charles Owen

    Owen, Charles
    an American RG; attended LR's Oxford address, October 20, 1936 eds.
  • Sanders

    Sanders
    Second hand book seller in Oxford. WG
  • Sally

    Graves, Sally
    R.G.'s niece. Daughter of his half-brother Philip. KG
  • Glendenning

    Glendenning
    ? with News Chronicle. WG Constable's (the publisher's) lawyer. KG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Fortnum & Mason

    London shopping centre eds