July 26th Tues.

Fourth draft of Autobiographical
Alan Beryl Dorothy went to Rennes, brought back their belongings from Rue de Nantes [RG]. Laura working on Aristotle1, all day.
Bought a woman's bicycle for £1.
A ride to St Briac: a puncture.
Fine weather; no worries
Sp. [Spanish] Govt [Government] cross Ebro2
Insurgents have been attacking at Sagunto3 etc for over a fortnight.

Editorial Notes

2Ebro River, Spain eds.
3Valencia, Spain eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Rennes

    Rennes, France
    where Gelat's daughter, Anita, and son-in-law, Juan Vives live; visited by RG and LR et al in 1938 eds.
  • Rue de Nantes

    Rennes, France
    street where Alan Hodge and Beryl Pritchard lived temporarily in Rennes eds.

People Mentioned

  • Alan

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

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

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Dorothy

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