Aug 10 Wednesday.

More work on poems1 with Laura.
Went to Pinson. Was kept waiting 45 minutes before I realized that he went by ancienne heure 2 not heure legale 3
So came away, not to miss lunch, and Laura & I went in by car in afternoon. L. gave P. a present of 200 fr [francs] (privately in an envelope) & hopes he took it well. Carte d'identité application sent in.[RG]
No cigarettes: so Montague & I bicycled to Montfort & got 1000 (Highlife at 2 fr [francs] for 10), back by St Uniac.
He has decided to give up his Home Office job. Spongecake bought at Montauban with wine & strawberry jam sauce.

Editorial Notes

2 "old-time hours" eds.
3 "regulation hours" eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Montfort

    Monfort, Brittany, France
  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France
  • St. Uniac

    Brittany, France
    a village within walking distance of La Chevrie. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Montague Simmonds

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

Bibliography

    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938