Aug 21 Sunday

James & Ethel went off at 12.25.
The weather is alternate sun & shower.
Housework, sawing logs, got 4 lb [pounds] of blackberries with Beryl by the lake in half an hour.
Nancy wrote for an extra £91: I replied I had not got it.
Cleared out a locked cupboard containing the Château title deeds & family papers. The name was Chauvin des Orières, of which the Countess was the female heir.
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Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Château de la Chevrie

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France
    translating as "Venison Castle," La Chevrie was manor of an estate that RG & LR rented with Alan Hodge and Beryl Pritchard during their stay in France in 1938

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Ethel

    Reeves, Ethel
    Sister of James Reeves. AMG 317.
  • Nancy

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • Countess

    Comptesse de Kerellouan
    landowner of Château de la Chevrie in Montauban, France eds.