Friday June 17

Packing & jobs.
Montague & Dorothy & Alan lunched at Café Royal.
Letters.
Bought at Lillywhite1 2 sponge shirts
Alan did all the Cooks2 & Consulate work.
At night came Brian Bliss, Lucie & John's friend: about protocol . Laura asked how he could reconcile homosexuality with literal morality.
He had not worked it out; & wondered if he was wholly a homosexual.[RG]
As usual Laura worked till [until] 4 – going over other people's poems, chiefly.

Editorial Notes

1Lillywhite's department store, Regent St. eds.
2 Cooks movers? eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Café Royal

    London, England
    A restaurant frequented by R.G. and L.R. when they were living in London, between 1936 and 1938. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Montague Simmonds

    Simmons, Montague
    poet, and civil servant in the children's branch of the Home Office; m. to Dorothy Simmons, the sculptress RPG
  • Dorothy

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Cook's of Cranleigh Ltd.

    Cook's
    moving company eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Covenant of Literal Morality, The [subtitle Protocol I; privately printed]
    • Author: Aldridge, John, Dorothy Hutchinson, Lucie Brown, Ward Hutchinson, George Buchanan, Alix Kemp, Mary Buchanan, Hary Kemp, Norman Cameron, Len Lye, Gordon Glover, Albert Mills, Robert Graves, Mary Phillips, Sally Graves, Beryl Pritchard, Liddell Hart, David
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Bristol
    • Publisher: Western Printing Services Ltd.
    • Idno: A37
    • Date: 1938