Friday Nov 6th

Laura slept till 12 or so.
I wrote letters and things.
Bought large patchwork quilt £2, old family teapot 1/-1, Wedgewood coffee pot 2/-, 18 more marbles at 1d 2 each, a number of lace bobbins with beads,[RG] – 3/9d 3 in all, a pinchbeck clasp 5/- Sent Lucie clasp & the best ivory lace bobbins complete with beads, but first taking enough beads from the bobbins to make a necklace, which I did on dental floss with a 6d clasp.
Supper at[RG] Dinner at Ward and Dorothy L, K, I and A Chitty the architect of many a corset factory and penguin pool.
Walked home all the way down Primrose Hill. 40 minutes.

Editorial Notes

11 shilling eds.
2pence eds.
33 shillings, 9 pence eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Caledonian Market

    London, 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.
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • Ward

    Hutchinson, Ward
    Photographer. Contibuted to"Epilogue." W.G. R.G. often refers to "the Hutchinsons" (Ward & Dorothy) as a couple especially when they were staying on the island. eds.
  • Dorothy

    Hutchinson, Dorothy
    Ward Hutchinson's wife. WG
  • A. Chitty

    Chitty, A.
    architect (1914-2003) eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.