Oct 7 Friday.

A reckless letter from David G. impertinent to me, impertinent to Laura. We both answered suitably.
David has helped Dorothy fix up a big oak modelling stand in her chapel. Alan & I knocked holes in the[RG] an old[RG] bucket Leonie found in the well and made a cresset1 of it – the smoke escaped from the holes in the belfry and dislodged several bats.
S. Ghost ch [chapter] IX, and Dictionary with Alan.in[RG] Leonie made galettes 2 – we bought a round iron[RG] galette pan, and a ×××× [indecipherable] flat[RG] turning-stick and a thing like a croupier's rake for the edges.
We read Wodehouse's Summer Moonshine 3 aloud in the evenings now.
Laura on Aristotle 4, Damage , a children's story, Ghost .

Editorial Notes

1a type of lamp eds.
2biscuits eds.
3 Summer Moonshine by P.G. Wodehouse. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday Doran, 1937. eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black
    • Annotation: ink correction of letter enclosure
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

People Mentioned

  • David

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Alan

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

    Léonie
    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Laura

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

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

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

    Wodehouse
    Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881-1975), author and humourist eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939
    • Title: Year of Damage [novel]
    • Author: Hodge, Alan
    • Date: 1936-12