Sat June 25th

Flat back in original condition.
To St. Christopher's School Letchworth to see Sam on Parents' Day. John took A.G. Jenny & me in car. Rather a Peace Pledge & eyewash atmosphere but nice children & nice grounds. Turned a picture of Krishnamurti1 back to wall, found a lost wedding ring – Rosalind's in As You Like It2 – heard Mr. Baddeley ex-Bedales3 talk almost inaudibly – dreary story of blue bottle in Magic lantern. Goodbye to John, Jenny, A.G. Dinner to the French Pleven's, 11 Grosvenor Crescent4. He is Breton, Unanimiste, sells telephones. She is small witchlike unpleasant. Excellent food & cuisine. Also Joan Evans5 there, an expert on jewelry – also has written a psychological book about taste6. Difficult & even hostile evening
Laura up to all hours writing letters for Len & how to deliver them.

Editorial Notes

1J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) Indian religious teacher eds.
2Shakespearean comedy eds.
3Bedales independent schools eds.
4Westminster eds.
5Dame Joan Evans, (1893-1977), British scholar and author eds.
6 Taste and Temperament published 1939 eds.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Lye, Len
    New Zealand painter, sculptor, and filmmaker whom LR & RG had met in London. He helped with the Seizin Press publications. WG; married to Jane Lye, son Bix. eds.
  • Sam

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • John

    Graves, John
    R.G.'s brother. Visited R.G. & L.R. in 1934 with R.G.'s mother. WG
  • Pleven

    Pleven
    French couple, acquaintances of RG and LR in London eds.