Wednesday Nov 18

To dentist: a tooth stopped.
Boil much better, after several days rest.
Laura went to see John and brought back Troy sketches of his.
I bought draught-box for my pins & studs; 5/-. Robin & Sally to tea: met for first time. Marriage discussed: Sally will not change name.[RG]
The day of Salengro1's suicide, formal line up of Italy, Germany, Japan, recognition of Franco by Hitler & Mussolini.
Landlord came. Undertook to stop noise.[RG]
Saw John at nursing home, rather dazed (by adrenalin?) & supper with Maisie & Douglas West. Heard Neusal-Foord2 fight on radio & news. Talk about international politics — will Franco have to have overt help from Italy & Germany? If so, what?

Editorial Notes

1Roger Salengro (1890-1936)
2Walter Neusel and Ben Foord, heavyweight boxers eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Aldridge

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

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

    Franco, General
    Spanish General; led the Nationalist forces against the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War; Spanish Head of State from 1939-1969.
  • Watson-Turner

    Graves' dentist whose office was at 59, Wimpole Street; RG names him interchangeably: Turner-Watson, W. Turner, and Dentist eds.
  • Robin

    Hale, Robin
    American poet eds; friend [and, eventually, wife] of David Reeves KG;
  • Hitler

    Hitler, Adolf
    (1889-1945)
  • Mussolini

    Mussolini, Benito
    (1883-1945) Fascist dictator ( "IL DUCE") of Italy from 1922-1943. eds.
  • Douglas West

    West, Douglas
    reporter for the Daily Mail, husband of Kitty West eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937