July 22 Friday

Put petrol lamps in order, supervised carpenters, a little work on poems.
Modeste using her deafness strategically so as not to cook the way I told her.
In Montauban got my bicycle[RG] saddle & handlebars raised & a carrier fixed at the smith's: got M. Pinson to complete telephone application & to assist with carte de tourisme 1 for Laura: who is very tired but starting on Aristotle2.
An evening walk with Laura to Petite Chevrie.
Hottest day this year.
M me Guerin3 did some of the dirtiest wash I have ever seen i.e. the result was dirty.

Editorial Notes

1literally: "traveller's card", i.e. visa eds.
3farmworker at Grand Chevrie eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Pinson, Monsieur
    lawyer in Montauban, France who handled the rental agreement for La Chevrie eds.
  • Modeste

    Dreuxlin, Modeste
    cook and house maid at La Chevrie, France eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939