March 14 Monday.

June weather still; jaw and headache.
To Mr Mills across the Park and back. Bought Claude Lorraine1 mirror for John & brooch for Lucie, riding earrings for Laura 1.3d 2, got back verge-watch3, bought ×××× Ashanti [sic: Ashantee] [RG] 4 bronze alligator charm5 with immediately felt properties.
W. & D. Hutchinson to tea + Wanda.
L.H. proofs.
Dinner and row with Maisie. She accused L of changeableness about people.
Finally apologised.

Editorial Notes

1artist (1600-1682) eds.
21 shilling, threepence eds.
3Verge clock KG
4West African eds.
5gold weights: the first of many KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Regent Park

    London, England

People Mentioned

  • Mills

    Mills, Mr.
    an antique seller and friend of RG, and contributor to the Covenant of Literary Morality eds.; of Paddington Street, Marylebone KG
  • Laura

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

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Aldridge

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

    Hutchinson, Wanda
    daughter of Ward and Dorothy Hutchinson, born June 1937 eds.
  • 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.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.