Aug 22 Monday

Wrote several long letters & had my hair cut at Montauban but otherwise did nothing but housework.
Have had a cricked back and the weather is lugubrious.
Laura doing Rimbaud , the Americanism note for Little Brown 1, and worked on David's Furniture till [until] 3 am.
Modeste given notice: she was delighted at the arrangement as she has been concealing the fact that she wants to go to Rennes to look after two fellow-deafs.
Dartboard inaugurated on attic landing.

Editorial Notes

1re. the Dictionary ? eds.

Hands Referenced

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.
  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Dreuxlin, Modeste
    cook and house maid at La Chevrie, France eds.
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Little, Brown & Co.

    Little, Brown & Co.
    Publisher in Boston who agreed to take on LR's Dictionary of Related Meanings in 1938 eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Selected Verse Poems of Arthur Rimbaud
    • Author: Rimbaud, Arthur trans. Cameron, Norman [with Laura Riding]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: [?]
    • Date: 1942
    • Title: Furniture: An Explanatory History
    • Author: Reeves, David
    • Editor: [Riding, Laura]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Faber
    • Date: 1947